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

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,220 Ratings  ·  144 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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Allison Lundgren This is one of my favorite series of books. They are informal, but entertaining and hilarious. I don't know if it would appeal quite as much to an…moreThis is one of my favorite series of books. They are informal, but entertaining and hilarious. I don't know if it would appeal quite as much to an adult. If your child is doing a monthly or quarterly reading log, these books can get you a lot of pages, while being an easy and entertaining read.(less)

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Geoff
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
Becky
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
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Rachael
Dec 13, 2014 Rachael rated it really liked it
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 way...one 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
~ PixylCat • Eternally falling into an endless void ~
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
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Orion
Mar 08, 2016 Orion rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rush-revere
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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
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Annie
Jan 02, 2015 Annie rated it did not like it
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
Lugene
Jan 07, 2015 Lugene rated it it was amazing
I learned what the Stamp Act really was about and had fun in the process. Great books to enjoy, funny, and informative.
James McHugh
Rush Limbaugh, Patrick Henry, a Time Traveling Horse what could go wrong here? This was an odd choice I realize, but as my daughter is getting older I constantly wonder what type of series she will be interested in when she makes her own reading choices. I had seen the Limbaugh series in the bookstore a number of times and wondered if they were any good, and wondered more, would kids really like something written by Rush Limbaugh?

So the good of this is that the book is really educational. There
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Lance Lumley
Mar 21, 2015 Lance Lumley rated it it was amazing
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
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Janice
Mar 19, 2014 Janice rated it really liked it
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.
Colette
3.5 stars. Another fun historical fiction/fantasy novel for middle-grade kids. It's fast-paced and silly at times, yet seeks to teach about fighting for freedom. I found it quite enjoyable for what it is. I have studied and read a lot of American history, and this book inspired me to read more. That is what I would most hope a child would get from this book.
I appreciate the inclusion of the notion that God played a role in the development of America. What I don't think came across very well was
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Luisa
Jun 11, 2015 Luisa rated it liked it
Shelves: new-teens, nonfiction
First Patriots by Limbaugh - My husband convinced me to read the second book from this series that's a mixture of nonfiction and science fiction. Rush Revere is a substitute history teacher and the first person main character. Though he and his students Tommy, Cam, Freedom and Elizabeth live in the modern day USA, Rush has a time-traveling, talking horse named Liberty who jumps back in time through portals he creates with his mind. It is on these jumps that the kids visit Benjamin Franklin, Samu ...more
Christy
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
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Wayne S.
May 29, 2014 Wayne S. rated it it was amazing
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
Samuel
Mar 29, 2014 Samuel rated it really liked it
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
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Mark Kloha
Apr 16, 2014 Mark Kloha rated it really liked it
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
April
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
Sarah
Apr 24, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
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!
Teri Moote
Jan 15, 2016 Teri Moote rated it liked it
As a read aloud with my grandson, it is entertaining and informative. The time traveling teacher (Rush Revere), his students, and, our favorite, Liberty the talking horse visit Boston and England as the colonies are heating up to the Revolutionary War. We meet some of our Founding Fathers and learn about the Stamp Act, the Quartering Act, and other legislation passed down by King George III. The reward for me is hearing my grandson telling his Mom about the First Continental Congress, Samuel Ada ...more
Amy Krohn
Apr 08, 2014 Amy Krohn rated it it was amazing
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 14, 2014 Dave Jones rated it really liked it
Enjoyable romp through history.
Lynn
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
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Will Turner
Jun 12, 2015 Will Turner rated it really liked it
This book Rush Revere and the First Patriots by Rush Limbaugh is about a teacher named Rush Revere and has a horse named Liberty that can Travel back to the past and see historical things. He brings some students with him and they learn about all of it.
One thing they saw was Carpenter`s Hall where the first continental debates serving trade ties with Great Britain. They also see a ton of other things too but you have to find out. There are also a lot of illustrations of the certain parts.
My fav
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Aubree Bowling
Mar 31, 2016 Aubree Bowling rated it it was amazing
I recommend that parents set aside politics and the love/hate relationship people tend to have with Rush Limbaugh the talk show host and give this book a chance. This is a highly creative and well-researched story of a middle school substitute history teacher who takes students back in time to meet the brave, exceptional Americans who stood against the tyranny of George III. They fought for equality under law, and against taxation without representation. in this book, the teacher introduces his ...more
Abby
Sep 01, 2014 Abby rated it really liked it
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
Greg
Jan 16, 2015 Greg rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
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
Mar 21, 2014 Alyse Morris 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.
Katie Christian
Nov 14, 2015 Katie Christian rated it liked it
I do appreciate that this is a kid's book, so I wasn't exactly the target audience. I'm already pretty well-versed in the history leading up to the American Revolution so while I didn't learn much, I did enjoy the way it was presented. The only thing that keeps me from giving this book a higher rating was the out-of-place self-appreciation of the author. The students announcing 'Gosh, Rush Revere, you're the best teacher we've EVER HAD! You're so COOL!', and Paul Revere saying, 'Rush Revere, we ...more
Derrick Weisburd
Dec 03, 2014 Derrick Weisburd rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 25, 2015 carter Edwards rated it it was amazing
This book in some parts is a little bit hard but SO GOOD.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Adventures of Rush Revere (4 books)
  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
  • Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans
  • Rush Revere and the Star-Spangled Banner

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