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~DOWNLOAD KINDLE ⚇ Cuba in War Time ⚖ In A Word, The Situation In Cuba Is Something Like This The Spaniards Hold The Towns, From Which Their Troops Daily Make Predatory Raids, Invariably Returning 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 , One Of The Most Popular Newspaper Writers And Novelists At The Turn Of The Th Century, May Well Be The Source Of The Image Of The Dashing War Correspondent He Represented The Growing Power Of The Press As The Mass Media S Influence Was Expanding, And This Controversial 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 Hearst S Newspaper The New York Journal, Davis Filed Vibrant, Dramatic Reports 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 Readers And May Have Changed The Course Of International Affairs 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 rebels He spent most of his time in Spanish controlled areas, and by rights should have developed a bias on the Spanish side His plea is for Americans in authority to come to Cuba, go beyond Havana, and see for themselves and then to act He does not necessarily suggest an intervention on the 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 his return, he delivered something like a day and a half speech on the Senate floor, documenting atrocities, particularly in the reconcentration camps The congress pulled a hesitant president and business community into war.