A Message to Garcia Being a Preachment

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Rowan had no sooner landed in Cuba on April 25 than details of his secret mission were splashed across the pages of America's newspapers. It was learned that, while in Jamaica, Rowan had revealed this information to an Associated Press correspondent named Elmer Roberts.

A Message to Garcia: Being a Preachment

Had the news reports not made Rowan a popular hero, however falsely, Corbin might have had him court-martialed. Miles , commanding general of the army, and temporarily promoted to lieutenant-colonel in the 6th Regiment Volunteer Infantry.

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In , Hubbard claimed the essay had been reprinted over forty million times. In an oft-repeated story, Hubbard wrote that during the time "Mr. When he got home he had the Message to Garcia translated into Russian, and a copy of the booklet given to every railroad employee in Russia," apparently unaware that at that time a large percentage of Russian railroad workers were illiterate. Khilkov was in the U. When Hubbard was writing about the Russian and Japanese translations, he also declared that the pamphlet traveled from Russia to "Germany, France, Spain, Turkey, Hindustan, and China," and claimed that the essay had been translated into "all written languages.

Czech, German, Romanian, Chinese, Korean, and other languages. The phrase "to carry a message to Garcia" was in common use for years to indicate taking initiative when carrying out a difficult assignment. A passage in the Boy Scouts Yearbook emphasizes the connection: There have been two movies based on the essay, both entitled, "A Message to Garcia".

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The first, a silent movie made in by Thomas A. As noted on the Turner Classic Movie site, "accuracy was not really a concern. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film, see A Message to Garcia film. Retrieved — via HathiTrust.

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Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. A message to Garcia: English View all editions and formats Summary: The essay bemoans the difficulty of finding employees who obey instructions without needless questions, work diligently without supervision, take initiative to overcome obstacles, and complete assignments promptly.

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It bewails the number of incompetent, lazy, thoughtless, obstructionist employees who impede the work of the good employees, while admitting that these benighted people may not be able to help themselves -- Provided by Wikipedia. Find a copy online Links to this item play. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Internet resource Document Type: Elbert Hubbard Find more information about: Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

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Similar Items Related Subjects: The edition went out, and soon orders began to come for extra copies of the March "Philistine," a dozen, fifty, a hundred; and when the American News Company ordered a thousand, I asked one of my helpers which article it was that had stirred up the cosmic dust.

Daniels] The next day a telegram came from George H. Daniels, of the New York Central Railroad, thus: Our facilities were small and a hundred thousand booklets looked like an awful undertaking. The result was that I gave Mr.

Daniels permission to reprint the article in his own way. He issued it in booklet form in editions of half a million.

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Two or three of these half million lots were sent out by Mr. Daniels, and in addition the article was reprinted in over two hundred magazines and newspapers. It has been translated into all written languages.