Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
A message to garcia
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

A message to garcia

380

Published on

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
380
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. A MESSAGETO GARCIAMike Thornburg, February 7, 2013
  • 2. SOMEONE SAID TO THEP R E S I D E N T, ― T H E R E I S A F E L L OW B Y T H E N A M E O F ROWA N W H O W I L L F I N D G A RC I A F O R YO U, I F A N Y B O DY C A N.‖
  • 3. A MESSAGE TO GARCIA Publisher, Elbert Hubbard pens a 1500 word essay entitled, A Messageto Garcia following dinner on February 22, 1899. • Later refers to the work as a ―literary trifle‖ The ―trifle‖ was printed worldwide over forty million times during theauthor’s life, making it the most circulated of any literary venture everattained during the life of the author. Currently required reading for Marines within the ranks ofprivate, corporal, private first class and lance corporal.
  • 4. A MESSAGE TO GARCIA Just prior to the Spanish American War (April to August of 1899), PresidentWilliam McKinley urgently needs to get a message to the Cuban insurgentleader, General Calixto Garcia, who is encamped in the mountains of Cuba. To thisend the messenger, Rowan, is called. ―McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be deliveredto Garcia; Rowan took the letter and did not ask, ―Where is he at?‖ By the Eternal!there is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze and the statue placedin every college of the land. It is not book-learning young men need, norinstruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will causethem to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies: do thething—―Carry a message to Garcia.‖
  • 5. A MESSAGE TO GARCIA Read the entire essay at: • http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17195/17195-h/17195-h.htm YouTube • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5HuyOsHcIU ―The world cries out for such he is needed, and needed badly – theman who can carry a message to Garcia.‖ Elbert Hubbard

×