Before becoming the basis for two motion pictures, A Message to Garcia was written as an inspirational essay by Elbert Hubbard. This popular work is about a soldier who takes the initiative to accomplish a daunting and difficult task without questions or objections and graciously accomplishes the task. Often used in business and life as a motivational example to readers of applying a positive attitude towards achieving a successful life.
This tale of a soldier’s self-reliance during the Spanish American War is history’s greatest motivational lesson, now collected with Elbert Hubbard’s most treasured inspirational works. A Message to Garcia touched so profound a chord in readers that, after its publication in 1899, it became one of the most widely read works in human history. A Message to Garcia tells the story of an American soldier charged with delivering a critical message to a leader of Cuban rebel forces during the Spanish American War. In Hubbard’s account, he delivered the urgent missive with no questions asked, no complaining, and no hedging. The enduring and almost unbelievably simple message of the essay is this: When asked to perform a task, don’t ask How...? or Why...? or Wouldn’t it be better if,/I . . . ? Just do it—and you will become more valued and respected than you ever imagined possible.
In this classic essay, -A Message to Garcia, - Elbert Hubbard claims that the true hero of the Spanish-American war was Captain Rowan, a messenger who braved death by carrying a note behind the lines to Garcia, the leader of the insurgents. Hubbard calls upon readers to be like Rowan, worthy of carrying their own 'message to Garcia.'
A Message to Garcia is a widely distributed essay written by Elbert Hubbard in 1899, expressing the value of individual initiative and conscientiousness in work. As its primary example, the essay uses a dramatized version of a daring escapade performed by an American soldier, 1st Lt. Andrew S. Rowan, just prior to the Spanish–American War. The essay describes Rowan carrying a message from President William McKinley to "Gen. Calixto García, a leader of the Cuban insurgents somewhere in the mountain vastness of Cuba—no one knew where". The essay contrasts Rowan's self-driven effort against "the imbecility of the average man—the inability or unwillingness to concentrate on a thing and do it".
One minute former U.S. Marine Jackson McGuigan is doing his job as a government engineer, the next he is running for his life. In the heart of New York City, Jackson stumbles on a century-old conspiracy of global proportions - and the people pulling the strings are not happy! As Jackson tries to wrap his head around what is going on, he learns that some of those closest to him are involved. Omar Cribb, sadistic strongman and twisted henchman of the conspirators, is determined to pursue him to the death to protect the secret. But who are these people? How far does their power extend? Who can he trust? Before Jackson can figure this out, he must stop Cribb from mounting a ruthless attack on New York City that will kill thousands of people and leave major portions of the City unusable for years - and in the process keep himself alive.
History’s Greatest Motivational Lesson is Now in a Definitive Edition with Gems of Wisdom from Elbert Hubbard This remarkably concise, powerful statement on what makes a person successful remains as relevant today as when it was written more than a century ago. If you take seriously the principle of Elbert Hubbard’s A Message to Garcia, you will become the indispensible, productive, successful, and respected person you have always wished to be. All that is required is for you to “carry a message to Garcia”—which means to do a job simply as it should be done. Discover for yourself the incredible power hidden in this simple step. This edition of A Message to Garcia surpasses other volumes because it includes short passages of life-advice from Hubbard, which elucidate his message and demonstrate how to put it into action. Selected and introduced by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz, this slender volume offers a life-changing journey into a single idea that can make all the difference in your earning power, effectiveness, and success.
At the outset of the Spanish-American War, a young lieutenant delivers a vital communication from President McKinley to a commander of Cuban rebels. Inspirational legend remains essential reading for motivational speakers. Includes 14 additional essays, 32 contemplations, and Helpful Hints for Business Helpers.
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