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Rush Revere and the First Patriots

(Adventures of Rush Revere #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  1,877 ratings  ·  200 reviews
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners. In Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, he created the character of a fearless middle school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptiona ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Threshold Editions (first published November 26th 2013)
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metimoteo I can't believe you're even considering censoring these books because of your bias toward Rush Limbaugh. As a librarian, I find this particularly…moreI can't believe you're even considering censoring these books because of your bias toward Rush Limbaugh. As a librarian, I find this particularly disturbing. Please surrender your ALA card.(less)
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Jun 18, 2014 marked it as never
Rush Limbaugh recently attacked beloved local Washington DC leftist bookstore and cafe Busboys and Poets for not carrying his new children’s book Rush Revere and the First Patriots. The Washington Post did a good job pointing out that Rush is fundamentally misrecognizing the function of independent bookstores, which are not always oriented toward making maximum profit (since RRATFP is among the top 5 on the NYTimes bestseller list, why wouldn’t every book chain stock him? and if they don’t, well ...more
A fun, patriotic read that makes Colonial American history come alive. In this time travel adventure story, Rush Revere and his friends go back in time and meet Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere. Readers learn about the Boston Tea Party, the Stamp Act, and that freedom really is worth fighting for.
I appreciated how patriotic this book made me feel. I thought this was an engaging, educational read with many humorous moments thanks to Liberty, Rush Revere's talking horse.
Another example of publishers choosing marketability over well-written literature. I gave myself 25 pages to try to get engaged in this book, then decided there are too many good books out there to waste my time reading more of this one. Because really, if you're not hooked by the end of the first chapter, the author hasn't done his job.

What's wrong with this book?

Number one, it's a children's book about an adult TEACHER. What kid wants to read that? And even though the character expresses a de
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book to make history fun for all ages. I believe the target age is 10-13. I liked that this one wasn't exactly like the last one. Also not only are the patriots discussed, but other lessons are learned along the being unconditional love. The quality of this book is amazing like the first. I love the illustrations included in this book. I'm passing it off to my ten year old tomorrow. She loved the last one. I'll be interested to see what she has to say about this one. Truly love t ...more
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
Listened to the majority of this audio book on a 15 hour long car ride with the family, but I did fall asleep for some of it though hehe :P
Alyse Morris
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
I love these books, they're so much fun. I liked this one better than the last because of the interesting characters and the founding of America is so awesome anyway :)
Read it and learn something.
Lugene Lancaster
I learned what the Stamp Act really was about and had fun in the process. Great books to enjoy, funny, and informative.
  This is geared to middle-grade readers, as a way to introduce them to the First Patriots of the American Revolution such as Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, George Washington, and even their antagonist King George III. The method involves a substitute Honors History teacher, Rush Revere, and his time-traveling horse, Liberty. Together, they bring a couple of students along for the ride to be witnesses to some important events leading up to the start of the American ...more
I loved listening to this book! Which is weird for two reasons, 1. I can get a little sick of listening to him when I hear him on the radio. 2. I thought he would not be good at reading or writing a pre-teen book. I was wrong on both accounts.

I was laughing at the humor and impressed with his honesty of the Patriots not always doing the smartest thing and handled both sides very rationally. I loved the interactions with the kids and the historical figures. I may have been cracking up at Benjami
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for young readers. Mr. Limbaugh brings colonial America to life for thosewho may not be familiar with what really happened in the birthing of our country. Rush Revere, a substitute history teacher, explains what was happening hundreds of years ago by time traveling with some students and his horse, Liberty. I bought a couple of the books in the series for a couple of our grandsons, ages seven and nine. Rush Revere and the First Patriots is an easy, informative introduction to the foun ...more
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this first, accidentally. My son adored it and it was quite charming. Liberty is the most memorable character of course, silly and fun, and my son was often giggling. Loved the historical accuracy and how it teaches kids in a fun way!
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book was amazing! It clearly gave accurate information about the First Patriots while also providing dynamic characters and a fun storyline. I applaud Mr. Limbaugh for creating this novel and also giving us precise facts and details on the subject of the story.
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rush-revere
Rush Limbaugh’s
The First Patriots
A book review by: Orion Saal

Rush Revere, a history teacher who likes to take some of his students on time travel adventures with his talking time traveling horse Liberty. This book is a great read and this is where you can read why.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it brings out the imaginative side of us while simultaneously teaching us about our nation's history and the early Americans who made it happen. This book is a historical fiction that is seen in f
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Limbaugh covers the events of the Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts, and the Boston Tea Party. Written with a descriptive and detailed hand, this story can help anyone gain a better understanding of the history of the United States of America. Rush Limbaugh covers history that you never knew of, describing it meticulously and making you feel like you are experiencing history for yourself.

When Rush Revere, his trusty horse Liberty, and a few of his new history
Lance Lumley
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone, but geared for Middle School and Grade School Children
This is the second children's book that radio host Rush Limbaugh has wrote, and it is as good, if not better, than his first one. After purchasing the first book when it came out, it took me a while to get a copy from the local library, but it was worth the wait.
The characters from the first book are here, with the main character Rush Revere, a substitute history teacher, and his friend Liberty, a talking horse, and two students Freedom and Tommy. There are a few more characters in the book, bu
Mattingly Swistock
This is a great book and I recommend it to everyone! It's his historical fiction which I generally do not read, but this book held my interest highly. It teaches people, ( generally children) about history without being boring because it's time traveling and in a school which most children probably know pretty well and can visualize easily. My favorite part is the " Stomp Act". It was really fun and sometimes I find myself singing it. This book really engages children with the back round and the ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was skeptical to begin with that I could honestly recommend a book written by a obvious racist, but I was open to the fact that a book full of early American history could have some merit in the classroom. However, this book is poorly written and a thinly veiled right-wing view on early history. Politics aside, the book is cheesy and I don't think would be enjoyed by high school students. There are colorful pages with historical photos, but then there also are several illustrations of the main ...more
While I love the way these books make American history interesting to kids, the writing is just not very good. I hoped the second book would be better than the first, but I cringed my way through most of it. I don't have very high hopes for the rest.
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as his first in this series but still worth reading. This summer, I am reading both books out loud to my kids. He does a good job writing about history that is readable for kids and pointing out why freedom is necessary.
Amy Krohn
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I now have a much clearer notion of who Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, and King George are and how they impacted the beginnings of the United States. Good history. Fun time-travel. Funny Rush.
Dave Jones
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable romp through history.
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rush does it again. This book was fun to listen to (Rush reads it himself) and taught about some of our founding fathers. The kids love Liberty the time traveling horse!
carter Edwards
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book in some parts is a little bit hard but SO GOOD.
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2nd-quarter
Really good book! Whom ever loves to read about America this is your book
Let me begin by saying that I think Limbaugh is a good, even a great talk show host. I listen when I can, agree more often than not, and do not consider him a bigot, misogynist, racist, or homophobe.
So it is without political or personal malice that I frankly state that I am disappointed with this series.
I've read the first two volumes out loud to my children (ages 4 thru 8), but while they eat them up, I am underwhelmed. It took us forever to get through the second volume because I was so bor
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-2-prime
Rush Revere and the First Patriots (Adventures of Rush Revere #2)
● by Rush Limbaugh

"Rush Revere and First Patriots, the second in Rush Limbaugh’s children’s adventure series takes us to the time right before the start of the American Revolution. History teacher Rush Revere and talking horse Liberty take along the time-traveling crew to meet exceptional Americans including Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry.

Rush Revere even takes on King George III of Great Britain in London! Middle School
Nov 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book isn’t bad. For small children it could be fairy enjoyable, but it’s sorta stuck in a weird spot.

I think the book would of been better served giving more facts and explanations for the history that it’s discussing. So at times it treats the audience like they’re 4, then it’s paragraph after paragraph in exposition, that no 4 y/o could understand. I think it could stand to just have more explanations, and not just repeat the words freedom over and over and...

Also, the dialogue that the
I read this to my kids for our homeschool co-op. I think it did a great job of entertaining storytelling and helping the kids to envision the colonial period. But I was disappointed in the overall character of the book. It seemed ironic that a book aimed at introducing youth at iconic leaders in our country’s heritage would have so many instances of poor character. Name calling, an adult arranging for a child to be pushed into a puddle, children successfully blackmailing adults, and a page about ...more
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining story about a magical talking horse whose ability to travel through time allows the substitute history teacher Rush Revere to take his students to important points in history, this book focuses on some of the important characters associated with the American Revolution. They visit Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and others, as well as witnessing the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party, and the students gain a better perspective on fighting for ...more
Stephanie (Bookish Plans)
{Rated G} I love how Rush Limbaugh has turned real historical events and has made some of America’s most important history super fun and more entertaining to understand than any educational book could give a kid. He’s taken fictional characters and plopped them right smack dab in the middle of the Boston Tea Party and King George III taxation attempts on the 13 colonies.... before America became America. I wish I had these books when I was a kid. I read this with my 10 year old and he LOVED it!! ...more
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American radio host and conservative political commentator.

His nationally-syndicated talk show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, airs throughout the world on Premiere Radio Networks. He has been credited with reviving AM radio in the United States, and is considered to have been a "kind of national precinct captain" for the Republican Party's Congressional victories in 1994.

National Review magazine, in a

Other books in the series

Adventures of Rush Revere (5 books)
  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims (Adventures of Rush Revere, #1)
  • Rush Revere and the American Revolution (Adventures of Rush Revere, #3)
  • Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner (Adventures of Rush Revere, #4)
  • Rush Revere and the Presidency (Adventures of Rush Revere, #5)