Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans

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by Rush Limbaugh

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Rush Revere rides again! Saddle up with Rush Limbaugh’s really good pal for a new time-travel adventure.

“Whoa there, young historians! Before we go rush, rush, rushing off anywhere, I’d like a moment. I’m Liberty, Rush Revere’s loquacious equine companion—his trusty talking horse! Always at the ready to leap from

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Rush Revere rides again! Saddle up with Rush Limbaugh’s really good pal for a new time-travel adventure.

“Whoa there, young historians! Before we go rush, rush, rushing off anywhere, I’d like a moment. I’m Liberty, Rush Revere’s loquacious equine companion—his trusty talking horse! Always at the ready to leap from the twenty-first century into America’s past, that’s me. When he says ‘Let’s go!’ I’m so there. I’m jazzed, I’m psyched, I’m—”

“Ah, excuse me, Liberty?”

“Yeah, Rush?”

“Usually you say ‘oh no, not again!’ and ‘while we’re in colonial Boston, can I try the baked beans?’”

“Okay, fine—you do the talking. I’ll just be over here, if you need me.…”

Well, he’s sulking now, but I couldn’t be your tour guide across time without Liberty! His name says it all: the freedom we celebrate every July Fourth with fireworks and hot dogs (and maybe some of those baked beans). But how did America get free? How did thirteen newborn colonies tell the British king where he could stick his unfair taxes?

Jump into the bustling streets of Boston in 1765, where talk of revolution is growing louder. I said LOUDER. You’ll have to SHOUT to be heard over the angry cries of “Down with the king!” and “Repeal the Stamp Act!” that fill the air. You’ll meet fierce supporters of liberty like Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and my idol, Paul Revere, as they fearlessly defy British rule. It’s an exciting, dangerous, turbulent, thrilling time to be an American…and exceptional young patriots like you won’t want to miss a minute. Let’s ride!

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Rush Revere and his horse, Liberty, return to Manchester Middle School for more "rush, rush, rushing to history." It hasn't been long since Rush and Liberty took students Tommy and Freedom to Plymouth Plantation (Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, 2013), but they are stoked for more time travel when the unorthodox substitute teacher returns. This time, he includes new student Cam, an African-American military child, and blonde queen-bee Elizabeth in his hops, taking various configurations of the foursome to a handful of places and times between 1765 and 1774. Oddly, though Rush's namesake's famous ride is referenced, they do not travel to witness it. Other missed opportunities include a visit to chat with Patrick Henry, though not to hear his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, and a trip to Philadelphia to stand around outside Carpenters' Hall while inside, the First Continental Congress debates severing trade ties with Great Britain. As before, blithe disregard for the basic conventions of time-travel fantasy and leaden, amateurish prose characterize the effort. A surfeit of exclamation points (seven in one paragraph at one point) fails to compensate for the text's inveterate tendency to tell, not show. Characterizations are particularly weak; Elizabeth is an extreme cartoon of a brat, and Cam displays bizarre equanimity at being assumed a slave. Rush himself and Liberty are as affable as ever, though. Readers interested in the received narrative of the lead-up to the American Revolution would do much better to look for the old Landmark books in their local libraries. What's next? Probably an equally maladroit series of trips to the Revolutionary War itself. (author's note, quiz) (Fantasy. 8-12)

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Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date:
Rush Revere Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged, 5 CDs, 5 hrs.
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Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read his frist book and i loved it. I could not wait for a sequal. Then i read this book and it is just as good. This book is good for someone who wants the true meaning of being an american. It is full of adventure,exitment,and comidy. I also listen to rush on the radio and i hear many stories of people five to grown up's loving this book and wanting another. Now give Liberty,a talking horse, and Rush Revere a chance to inspire you and read this book. That is what happened to me. Happy history!-age eleven
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read his first book. It was well written and researched. I am now working throw his second book and find it every bit as good. I strongly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible book! I read it in two days to review for my children. It is extremely well done, with detailed illustrations and historic photos. There was no major political agenda or any political references. It is purely a patriotic, feel good about our history, type of book. I highly suggest you share this book with your children so that they have fun learning important historic facts.
Rick_Gregory More than 1 year ago
Exceptional book. Well written. Well researched. I cross referenced the historical content with several other books and he is spot on. What a wonderful way to teach history to kids!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grandson, age 9, says the book is exceptional!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have only got to read just the sample they give you but i am ordering both the books because they intrigued me so much.i cant wait to get them in. I love listening to Rush on the radio because he tells it like it is and doesn't sugar cote anything for anyone.we need more truth in our society today,i believe thats what is wrong with our country,everyone thinks they need to lie to keep from hurting someones feelings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is great for kids to learn history in a fun way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read both of the books in this series so far and they are great reads.  I am 66 and it has been a pleasure to read these to my grandchildren.  Our country has a unique story and the author brings out the history I learned in school when I was a child and brings it to life through time travel.  The characters are awesome and the grandkids all have their favorites. Read the books to your kids or grandkids and you and they will be entertained and learn factually researched history at the same time. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know that some of the 1star reviews are from people that just hate Rush and if it was written by a Liberal they would say it's great...I love my country and this book series is a fun way to look at our history. Set aside politics and read with an open mind because this is a cool series and I hope he keeps adding to it.
MolonLabe More than 1 year ago
Just the right enough historical facts to keep the young minds interested and focused on what REALLY TOOK PLACE AND WHY. I am 65 years old and there was information that my 6 grade teachers never mentioned. Also, Rush's first book, "Brave Pilgrims" was excellent too. I would highly recommend these two books to ALL young grade school children. The adults should read them also. A must in all the school classes across the U.S. and home schooling. Thank you very much Rush and keep them coming. MolonLabe Choctaw, OK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book. Its entertaning and funny
Treewiz More than 1 year ago
It is great to have someone writing non-revisionist history for our kids again. History should be interesting and have great stories and characters around them, not just dates to memorize. Good story telling makes reading fun! Our kids need to know where we have been as a people so they can lead us into the future! Go Rush!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Americas real history unchanged for our children
2silverspurs More than 1 year ago
Love that Rush - this guy is good and he knows his history. Schools do not teach the story of America, so a real patriot decided to write these books. These books also drive the liberals crazy! Limbaugh, he tells the truth. Great read and I am sending a copy to my grandkids.
JB5 More than 1 year ago
This book was even better than the first one. The antics of Liberty are very entertaining and will appeal to kids. I liked the illustrations and especially that original documents were included. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the book is very high quality. Something you don't usually find in children's books. I highly recommend this series of books.
K1K2K3 More than 1 year ago
My 9 year old grandson just LOVED this book! Read both of Limbaugh's books and I was astounded at how much he learned. Forget the politics, and read it yourself at the library if you must. But, this tells it so a child has interest in history, not like reading a boring school book that is so matter-of- fact it turns a child's attention elsewhere. The "talking horse" Liberty adds a touch of humor to the story and kids love that! I'd give this a 10 if you had it, but endorse it 100%. Way to go with a way of teaching history basics to children!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Just spit it out, Freedom," I said, encouraging her. It's about Liberty, isn't it?" She silently nodded. He's not alone in the teachers' lounge. He's with, um, he's with Benjamin Franklin." "Excuse me?" I asked, clearly not hearing her correctly. "Liberty's not sure how it happened," Freedom exclaimed. "One minute he was hiding in the teacher's lounge, hoping there woulden't be any more lighting. He said that all he could think about was Benjamin Franklin and his invention of the lightning rod. He concetrated really hard and thought that if Ben Franklin were here we'd be all safe. And that's when the lightning flashed right over the school and the next second, BOOM! Benjamin Franklin appeared out of nowhere!" I stood staring at Freedom like she was a ghost. "Mr. Revere," Freedom asked softly. "Did you hear what I said?" I snapped out of my trance and took a deep breath. I exhaled and said, "Liberty told you all of this?" "Yeah, I mean telepatheticly he did," she said. "And he's really scared that you're going to be mad at him." "Tell him I'm not mad," I said. Was I stunned? Of course. Worried? Absolutly. "And tell him we're coming to help." I took out my phone and texted Tommy: "Need your help. TTWL. (Time travel with Liberty) Meet in teachers' lounge ASAP." (I looooove Liberty! He can talk! Time travel! Hold his breath and disapear! Love him! Great book! Ps. A girl in here takes King Goerges side! She wants to be queen! They have the excat same wants and personalitys!)
LK39 More than 1 year ago
This is a great followup on the first book Rush Limbaugh has ventured trying to explain American history to kids in simple and understandable and at the same time fun to read format.  I would recommend to anyone from 8 and up to read and hopefully enjoy it.  Do not please read comments that are hateful because reviewers do not like author's political views.  Some of reviews sound like a critique of writers in the Soviet  Union.  Come on people, grow up.
1980BH More than 1 year ago
I like it so much I got a copy for each of my four grandchildren
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read this! I've read others and they are wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
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These are very good books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shoud i buy this one read the first i see it is very nice book i don't care what other kids say
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BRAVO! A Wonderful Journey through America's Proud History! At a time in our history when many choose to denigrate America's good and exceptional contributions to mankind, Rush Limbaugh renews the Great American Spirit and share the reasons for, and founding ideals of, American Exceptionalism! I highly recommend t to both young and old ... and especially those who lost faith in our Founding Principles! Well done, Rush!