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Elbert Hubbard

Born: June 19, 1856 in Bloomington, Illinois
Died: May 7, 1915

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Hubbard was born in Bloomington and raised in Hudson.

Biography: Elbert Hubbard was a writer, publisher, artist and philosopher. He also edited and published two magazines, ''The Philistine'' and ''The Fra''. The phrase, ''When life gives you lemons, make lemonade'' was initially coined by Hubbard in a 1915 obituary he wrote for the actor Marshall P. Wilder. The obituary, entitled ''The King of Jesters'', praises Wilder's optimistic attitude and achievements in the face of his disabilities.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

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Selected Titles

A message to Garcia :
ISBN: 9781417911035 OCLC: 700075822

Kessinger Publishing, [Whitefish, MT] : 2011, [1899]

Originally written and published as a filler without a title by Elbert Hubbard [founder of the Roycroft artisan community] in the March 1899 issue of the magazine Philistine, which he edited. It was quickly reprinted as a pamphlet and a book, and became a well-known allusion of American popular and business culture until the middle of the 20th century. For years, to take a message to Garcia was a popular American slang expression for taking initiative and is still used by some members of the military. Background: the original message (carried by Lt. Andrew Rowan) was sent by President McKinley to Calixto Garcia, the leader of the Cuban rebels, asking for cooperation in fighting Spain, should war ensue. Garcia, located somewhere in the mountain vastness of Cuba, and on the run from the Spanish Army, was difficult to find, especially quickly, but Lt. Rowan succeeded in all aspects of his mission.

Essential writings of Benjamin Franklin
ISBN: 9781161585773 OCLC: 780114275

Kessinger Pub., [Whitefish, Mont.] : [2010]

Forbes of harvard.
ISBN: 1407736485 OCLC: 940854154

Hardpress Publishing, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

ISBN: 133058659X OCLC: 982752825

FORGOTTEN Books, [Place of publication not identified], 2016.

Love, life & work :
ISBN: 9781620116319 OCLC: 872369139

So here cometh white hyacinths :
ISBN: 1290370834 OCLC: 940780113

Hardpress Publishing, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

The Mintage
ISBN: 9783842484399 OCLC: 920907278

tredition Hamburg 2011