Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Another Message to Garcia

We talked about the pamphlet 'A Message to Garcia' in class with much detail. It was published in 1899 and it was written by Elbert Hubbard. It sold over 40 million copies. It was revolutionary at the time. Later it was made into a silent movie by Thomas Edison in 1916. Than in 1936 twenty years later it was made into a movie by 20th Century Fox so it was a pretty big deal. Its amazing that a short pamphlet became such a big deal for strength and independence from just one man. It was very inspiring. This Pamphlet took place during the Spanish-American war. Mckinley gave the task of finding Garcia, a general seeking Cuban independence from Spain. He was the 25th president at the time and he had a mountain named after him Mt. Mckinley which was recently renamed Denalia. A message to garcia was amazingly inspiring and almost nothing has come close to it. 

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