About the Life of Dr. Ptolemy Reid, Prime Minister of Guyana (1980–1984).
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About the Book
Herein is the life story of Ptolemy Alexander Reid, minister in the government and prime minister of Guyana between 1964 and 1984. Here is a record of Dr. Reid’s childhood and youthful years in Dartmouth, Essequibo, Guyana, an account of his educational endeavors, and the highlights of his experiences as a veterinarian, politician, and family man who maintained an ongoing love relationship with his place of birth. Dr. Reid said of himself, “I am a troublesome man … always troublesome. I grew up troublesome.” In this book, you will see that he was troublesome all for the good, deserving to be remembered as a hero of Guyana.
About the Author
The author is herself a native of Guyana, who, like Dr. Reid, was born in the Pomeroon-Supernaam region. A retired teacher of English, she lived a major segment of her adult years under the Burnham regime in which Dr. Reid served. She spent hours in dialogue with Dr. Reid in his retirement years and accompanied him at events over which he presided and/or was honored.
At the end of 1990, she moved to the United States of America, where she now resides.