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Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans (Rush Revere #2)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  730 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Substitute middle-school history teacher Rush Revere takes his students back in time to eighteenth-century Boston to experience the start of the American Revolution as it happens.
ebook, 209 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Threshold Editions (first published November 26th 2013)
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Jun 18, 2014 Geoff marked it as never  ·  review of another edition
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
Denis Vukosav
‘Rush Revere and the First Patriots’ by Rush Limbaugh is another installment in author series of history books which present somewhat controversial version of historical events, though intended for kids and as such should be judged without getting into unnecessary political debates.

Rush Limbaugh, middle-school history teacher creates his books with the goal to present major events of American history speaking about them in a way understandable and interesting to young readers. Limbaugh became wi
Jan 23, 2015 Becky added it
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
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
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
Teri Anderson
Once again my kids loved this story, the 2nd in an ongoing series. They give it 5 stars. These books are definitely for the middle school age range. This time Rush Revere and his magical time traveling horse, Liberty, travel to London where they meet Benjamin Franklin as he protests the Stamp Act before King George. Other patriots we meet are Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Adams and George Washington. The events cover the Boston Tea Party and end with the First Continental Congre ...more
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.
I learned what the Stamp Act really was about and had fun in the process. Great books to enjoy, funny, and informative.
Lance Lumley
Mar 21, 2015 Lance Lumley rated it 5 of 5 stars
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
Rush Revere and the First Patriots, by Rush Limbaugh, is an awesome way to teach students about history! I'm not a big fan of history at all but this was an interesting book to read.
I loved the illustrations, they looked like real heads on cartoon looking bodies. It's a funny little twist thrown in the book. The book is about a substitute teacher, and his horse, that who takes a few students back in time to 1765 and 1774 to see what happens during these times. Rush's horse, Liberty, has the abil
Wayne S.
In this sequel to Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims (2013), colonial-dressing history teacher Rush Revere and his special horse Liberty time travel with students Tommy, Freedom, Cameron (Cam), and even snooty Elizabeth back to pre-American Revolution days. They talk to Benjamin Franklin in 1765 when he tried to convince the English Parliament to remove the Stamp Act. They meet Patrick Henry that same year in Virginia prior to his famous 1775 speech to the House of Burgesses. They have an audien ...more
Having just read "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims", I was surprised when a sequel was already showing up in the stores: "Rush Revere and the First Patriots". I almost bought it on opening day, but there was a complication with a local bookseller who shall remain nameless for the sake of this review.

"First Patriots" finds middle school substitute teacher Rush Revere back at Manchester Middle School, accompanied by his talking, time-traveling horse, Liberty. This time, Rush is going to teach th
Mark Kloha
This is the second book in the Rush Limbaugh's popular children's series - Rush Revere. I thought this book was better than the first one. The historical facts presented in these books are intertwined with the larger plot that Rush Revere has a time traveling-talking horse that most of his students think is super cool - except one - the principal's daughter who is no fan of her new history teacher. The larger plot line - Rush Revere interacting with his students is entertaining. The historical f ...more
Alicia  Gordon
Apr 04, 2014 Alicia Gordon marked it as to-read
Aahh I cannot wait to read this. I'm totally in the mood for this!
All three of the kiddos really liked it! (Years 5, 9 and 13). It's a fun story with much adventure and lots of history! When he goes into history teacher mode and starts a small lecture, the kids don't even notice (usually because Liberty interrupts with some crazy thing...but that's beside the point!) We finished fast because at the end of a chapter there is much begging for "One More, One More!" (Yes, even from the 5 year old) Be careful, some of the questions in the back are from the pictures ...more
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!
Amy Krohn
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
Enjoyable romp through history.
I'm mostly impressed with the naming of the Mohawks as the tribe that the patriots dressed up as during the Boston Tea Party. That is rarely referenced in history books for children.
I'm mostly bothered by the illustrations: they show faces and bodies younger than middle school (which was the same problem with the first book in the series), and are not placed adjacent to the accompanying text. They look like bobble heads to me. I do like that there is a mix of historical photos along with the fic
Sep 01, 2014 Abby rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Students and children in America
Shelves: children-s-books
I thought this was a great book! The style is obviously set for kids, but that's a good thing because it's meant to be a children's book. I think Rush delivered his message very well. It wasn't a very politically skewed book. It just told the story of the pilgrims like it was, and in an interesting way. An important feature that was included in the story was how the pilgrims tried to work as a commonwealth, basically communism when it came to labor, food, and posessions, but it didn't work. Whe ...more
I bought this book on impulse because I'm a fan (though not a regular listener,) and because when I looked at the book rack at the store I noticed that the two copies of this book had been turned cover-backward and concealed none-too-well behind another book, clearly by one of Limbaugh's many haters. And my response to juvenile attacks (no matter how subtle) against good people and ideas is generally: defiance. So thanks, Limbaugh-hater - you succeeded in catching my attention and selling one of ...more
Alyse Morris
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.
Derrick Weisburd
This book was a great continuation of the Adventures of Rush Revere series. The First Patriots describes how they fought very hard for freedom. I now have seen, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Adams. Elizabeth wants to sabotage the Boston Tea Party by telling King George III. Imagine how life would be like if this story was true and that happened! Cam is a new kid and even though he didn't even know about Liberty, they still took him along. At first I didn't ...more
carter Edwards
This book in some parts is a little bit hard but SO GOOD.
Really good book! Whom ever loves to read about America this is your book
Steven Hummer
A better book than his first children's book. The story was faster paced, there was more to do and see. Liberty is my favorite character. I learned details about history that were never mentioned in the college courses that I took, and they were far more expensive than this hard backed book. The neatest fact that I got from this book was that Benjamin Franklin invented swimming fins. A quick check with my iPhone and my trusty pal Siri did indeed confirm this and provided more details. Pick up th ...more
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It has a target audience of around eleven, and I knew this when I started the book. I can see where young people might enjoy the format and even learn something. It is a fresh way to teach our nations past history. The time travel idea places the reader in a more face to face relationship with some of the true formers of our nation. Men of courage, conviction, character, and steadfastness. My rating of this tomb is based more on how it entertained me than on the value received from a historical ...more
Luanne Hatcher
This is another great book with time travel and historical facts for kids to enjoy and learn some American history while reading it! Both boys and girls can be entertained, since the characters are gender balanced. Liberty, the talking horse and time traveler, adds lots of humor to the story. I'm ready for the next book! I have not found either of the books in this series by Rush Limbaugh to be political and feel comfortable recommending them to my students who like history.
Caitlyn Kay
Rush Limbaugh's second book in the time traveling adventure series reunites Rush Revere, his extra ordinary horse, and his favorite students from Manchester middle school, Tommy and Freedom. The group is joined by Tommy's friend Camm, as they learn about the first Americans. Liberty's wise cracks are as silly as ever as the reader is taken along for the ride back in time. Again I was able to learn about American history while being entertained!
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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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