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Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

(Adventures of Rush Revere #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  4,522 ratings  ·  655 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, so 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 exceptional Americans. In this book, he is tra ...more
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Published October 29th 2013 by Threshold Editions
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Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is exactly as advertised: an historically accurate account of the pilgrims coming to America and their first few months of trying to start up a colony, including meeting the Indians. It was very cute and well written for the readers it was intended which are 10 to 13 year-olds. I highly suggest this book if you are a parent trying to teach your children the truth about America's beginnings.

A side note regarding those folks on here that have given this book a poor rating. Their negative
Gabrielle S
Nov 02, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Rush Revere is a middle school history teacher with a time-traveling talking horse named Liberty. He is hired to teach history as a substitute teacher at a middle school. He travels back to the Mayflower and then to Plymouth Plantation.

So why did I dislike this book?

First of all it makes no sense that Rush Revere would be dressing like George Washington 110ish years before George Washington was born.

Second the Pilgrims were not Americans. They were living under British rule but the United Sta
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am 14 years old and read this book with my three younger brothers and all of us liked and enjoyed the book, I learned a lot and i know my brothers did to, this book is i think good for anyone my age down to at least my youngest brothers age at 7 years old,
The writing was not good. It is the type of writing you find in books written by people who have little exposure to children's literature, yet think they understand what children's literature is. It's a move that, ultimately, is disrespectful to children as readers. Additionally, there's a lot of telling rather than showing throughout the narrative. It has more than a few didactic moments. While images are credited, the lack of bibliography negates the possibility of classroom use. The fact that ...more
MsSmartiePants the candy...
Yeah, I read it! I was wondering if I should read a fictionalized history targeted at elementary school students and then thought "Get over yourself! Of course you should!".

It took me a few pages before I acclimated to the style of writing. After humbling myself sufficiently, I really got into the story. It was a 'test' to see how much I could remember from my elementary school days and how accurately I knew the facts about the Pilgrim migration to the New World. (There's an actual test for kids
Diane Rapp
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As an Indie author, I understand the value of reviews. I know Rush doesn't need my endorsement but potential readers might appreciate hearing what made me keep reading this new children's book. As a grandparent, I'm always looking for good books to pass along to my granddaughter, and I've found one in this series. It's an imaginative way to capture the attention of kids and help them learn about American history.

Rush Revere is a substitute teacher who uses a time travelling horse to take two luc
Roger Blakesley
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book read well as a children's book that adults could enjoy. The characters were friendly and moral. And the Thanksgiving story was far more accurate than is being told in schools today. And I have the 1950s' 16 mm educational films to prove it.

The white, liberal establishment, before it was the white liberal establishment has always attempted to apply a sophistication and culturation to "The Noble Savage" far prior to the hysteria of the 1960s.

I actually think Native Americans would prefer
Mar 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
In the author's note, Limbaugh goes on about how the United States is exceptional because of a founding principal that every person is free. He cannot, therefore, admit that slavery happened here.

He does mention it happening to Squanto when he was kidnapped and became a slave--in Spain.

For parents who gave his book starred review, did you discuss that omission with your children?

Limbaugh's character, Freedom, is "Native American" (no tribe mentioned). Stereotypes of American Indians are packed
Alyse Morris
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm giving this book 5 stars because it is just cute and full of facts. I've learned so much from Rush over the years and with this adorable book I love that I learned so much more from it. Anybody who listens to Rush's show around Thanksgiving you'll know each year he tells to real story of Thanksgiving, how it is really about the pilgrims finding out how socialism does NOT work and that's really what Thanksgiving is all about. If I were a history teacher I would throw away the required history ...more
Nov 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
I like Rush Limbaugh. I have listened to him since I was young....but he slaughtered this book. First off, the premise was that he wanted to write history for kids in a fun way, that keeps important pieces of info in (which some claim are left out today, though I have no first hand knowledge of that..). Okay, fine..done. Not particular artfully..but fine. Rush is an entertainer...not a writer. All fine. But then he has to take his book and use it as Rush Limbaugh advertising...I mean we get a Tw ...more
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My kids LOVED this book! They never wanted to stop reading and can't wait until the next one comes out. At first I thought it was a little long on fantasy and short on history, but after we finished I grilled the kids pretty good about the historical facts. Even my 6-year-old was answering like a pro! :)
Well done, Rush!
Chris-jennifer Schoebinger
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Our kids our loving it! It's making history come alive for them. It's both fun and engaging! Liberty, the talking horse, is their favoirte character! Thank you for getting our kids excited about American history! ...more
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Don't listen to any of the reviews that are two stars and lower. I think they hate Rush Limbaugh and want to give his book a bad review out of spite. This book was fun. I liked Liberty, the horse. He was witty. I liked the kids, Tommy and Freedom. This book was not written for adults. It was not written for self-proclaimed intellectuals or "deep thinking" people. Mr Limbaugh clearly states in the book that he wrote this for kids. American kids need to know that the pilgrims came here for religio ...more
Tim Warner
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm in my late 20's and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I learned "severdal" things from it and laughed out loud multiple times. Rush demonstrates his sense of humor well throughout this book through very likable characters.

I'm rating it a 5 on the ability I believe it has to interest not only children, but perhaps even adults in the important events in American history and the way it teaches the importance of self reliance and personal responsibility. I hope Rush listeners, and all conservativ
Reagan Townley
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
*leaning toward 3.75 stars*

My dad gave this to me one night and told me to give it a try, and so I did, and honestly, was surprised by this book.

First, let me say this is VERY middle grade, and is used for teaching history in a fun way.

I definitely learned some things, and at times was a very fun read, but it got kind of info-dumpy as expected.

Although I had a few problems with this book, I definitely recommend to any younger individual wanting to learn more about the American pilgrims and thei
Roger Parco
Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Although the Rush Revere book has not yet been released, I am giving it 4 stars for the potential it has to educate the youngsters of America. It is available today to pre-order and is being released on 10/29. Get it now for $11.99 at as the price goes up to $19.99 on 10/29. ...more
Lindsey Cooper
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Even though I have not read this yet I will give it all the stars plus more, rush is a no nonsense type of guy and I have tons of respect for this man. This book will be added to my 8 year old sons extensive book collection!
May 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
Rush Revere and the Bold Pilgrims was not as horrible as I thought it could get, but pretty close. The main character, Rush Revere, is a substitute teacher who goes around dressed in Colonial-era clothes (that's not a stretch!) with a talking, time travelling horse named Liberty (who can disappear when he holds his breath). They travel back in history to give students a live view of historical events--in this case, the Pilgrims' crossing of the Atlantic. Rush takes two students along for the rid ...more
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I was surprised to see Rush Limbaugh publish a book like this. He is called Rush Revere in this title and he has a time traveling horse named Liberty. I get the impression there'll be more titles to come, covering more historic topics (depending on sales, of course.)

In this one, he is a substitute teacher who brings the story of the Pilgrims to life. He does this by using Liberty to bring them both back in time, and uses a cell phone app to project the lesson to the classroom.

There's enough info
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! As a parent, I enjoyed the characters' communication styles, I found the wit entertaining, and I found the facts enlightening. I recommend all schools add it to their curriculum. Regardless of political beliefs, Rush is an exceptional communicator and the perfect person to turn "boring" history into an exciting journey all while reviving passion for our Country's founding. Rush did a masterful job weaving in the Puritans' first principles in a way that easily applies today. Al ...more
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: boys
Read this book aloud to my four sons ranging in age from 7 to 14 and they all enjoyed it.  It tells the story of the Pilgrims, the sobering reality of what they went through, but it is balanced well with a sarcastic, always hungry, very eccentric talking horse.  Great read, cannot wait for more.  To read more of what all my boys thought of this book, check out my blog Life With Four Boys...Coffee Please.
Melissa Rowles
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great historical fiction for young readers. Rush tells the story of a time traveler who goes and witnesses the history of the pilgrims coming to the Americas and the first Thanksgiving. The author made history fun and exciting. It has a fast pace and I can see it keeping the attention of kids. The many pictures are a wonderful addition to the story. I would definitely recommend this book.
Nov 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
I finished this book Thanksgiving morning. Even though I am not the target audience, that last chapter was really moving. It was a beautiful reminder of what is really important in hard times.
It handles the delicate issue of telling describing a historical event filled with separation, suffering, fear, and death truthfully, but delicately enough for a young audience. The sorrow and desperation of the first year of Plymouth are offset by the silly antics of Liberty, the sly references to the a
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The American experiment is based on a few core principles, none more important than the idea that individuals should be free to live how they choose so long as they harm no one else. Whether or not you agree with Rush Limbaugh's conservatism, he is a tireless student of American history, ready to distill its lessons for people of any age who would like a clearer picture of where we came from and what our future could be.

Rush Revere is a substitute history teacher with a unique tool for instruc
Lauren Innes
Middle school history class will never be the same again, at least not for the students at Manchester Middle School, especially Tommy and Freedom. The student's new substitute instructor, Rush Revere, not only delivers vivid history lectures, but he actually brings the historical events being taught to life, via his time-traveling, sometimes invisibility-prone horse Liberty. This particular book in the soon-to-be series addresses the first Thanksgiving and the challenges the first settlers faced ...more
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. Okay. So for the first 100 pages, not including the authors notes, it wasn't that bad. it didn't feel like it was pushing an agenda but instead just trying to tell the history in a fun way as to what happened with the pilgirms.

But the last half of this book? OMG is it propoganda. It definitely pushes the pick yourself up by your bootstraps narrative. It is also pushing a private property agenda in which of course everyone should own property and it talks about it as if it's the most obvious
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
My kids LOVE this series. They are always giggling about the things liberty does and I do think they're learning a lot about history through reading these books. A win-win. The only reason I took off 1 star is because thy aren't particularly well-written. ...more
Chrystopher Reagan
Oct 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Skip it. There isn't enough truth in the illustrations let alone the text. Do your kids a favor and learn the ACTUAL history with them at your local library. ...more
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great book!! What a great book for Kids to learn history!!!
Garrett Lammey
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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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.

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