E–pub [Cuba in War Time] ☆ Richard Harding Davis
Richard Harding Davis Á 0 Read & DownloadVery well written with illustrations by Frederick Remington
I WAS EXPECTING THIS TO BE THE YELLOW JOURNALISMwas expecting this to be the Yellow Journalism heard so much about leading to our involvement but it seemed to be a bit even handed as he was out and about and talked to everyone involved Interesting look at eporting that led to our involvement in 1898 Knowing the Jacques Prevert repercussions of writing like this adds to the experience My copy contained illustrations by Frederic Remington which were of Spaniards because the author s movements were tightly controlled by the Spaniard much likeeporters today would have their moveme. In a word the situation in Cuba is something like this The Spaniards hold the towns from which their troops daily make predatory aids invariably eturning in time for dinner at night Around each town is a circle of pacificos doing no work and for the most part starving and diseased and outside in the plains and mountains are the insurgents from Cuba in War Time American author and journalist RICHARD HARDING DAVIS 1864 Nts controlled by Castro R The text that I keep eturning to in this book is the chapter entitled The Death of Rodriguez a very powerful and emotional account of a Cuban ebels execution by the Spanish during the Cuban War of Independence It is suggested by the editor that Davis went to Cuba as a non interventionist but soon morphed into an advocate of the insurrection with biased coverage Not sure I agree with the bias charge He does point out atrocities by the The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party rebels He spent most of his time in Spanish controlled areas and byights should
have developed adeveloped a on the Spanish side His 916 one of the most popular newspaper writers and novelists at the turn of 20th century may well be the source of the image of dashing war Correspondent He Represented The Growing Power Of He epresented the growing power of press as the mass media's influence was expanding and this controversial 1898 book is an early example of the manipulative power of the press Dispatched by William Randolph Hearst to cover the guerilla war in Cuba for Hears. Lea is for Americans in authority to come to Cuba go beyond Havana and see for themselves and
then to act he does not necessarily suggestto act He does not necessarily suggest intervention on the Blue Moose rebel side but an intervention to end the killing In passing what finally precipitated American involvement was not the sinking of the Maine but exactly what Davis suggests An influential U S senator came to Cuba on hiseturn he delivered something like a day and a half speech on the Senate floor documenting atrocities particularly in the The Sky Weaver (Iskari, reconcentration camps The congress pulled a hesitant president and business community into war. T's newspaper the New York Journal Davis filed vibrant dramaticeports that may have brought the United States into the conflict launching the Spanish American War Gathered in this book and illustrated by Frederic Remington is Davis's account of war torn Cuba muscular adventurous prose about a dangerous time and place filled with a passion that infected his eaders and may have changed the course of international affair.
Richard Harding Davis