A Short Walk in a Long Journey

A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid, Zaire Reid

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A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer’s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election of Nelson Mandela as president. A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a non-fictional narrative, rewritten 19 years later relying upon the copious notes taken during the adventure and vivid memories. There are several climatic points in the story and the final section is an analysis of present day South Africa, largely based upon research done by Goldman Sachs and UBS. The title is a reference to Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629148038
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 20
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

After Dr. Michael Reid returned to the United States he married Zephaniah Nixon and then finished his graduate work in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, making a major contribution to our understanding of how sound is encoded in the brain. They had a daughter, Zaire Reid, before Dr. Reid’s research took the family to Germany, then Switzerland. Today, the family spends time between Lausanne, Switzerland and New York City, where Dr. Reid now works in investment banking in the healthcare industry.

Zaire is a student in New York and was inspired to interview Dr. Reid for this narrative after Nelson Mandela’s death on 5 December 2013.

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