Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make history come to life for the children of his listeners. In this book, he travels back in time with fearless history teacher Rush Revere. With the help of his faithful talking horse, Liberty, Rush experiences American history as it happens, having adventure after adventure with exceptional Americans such as Paul Revere and George Washington. Rush is transported back to the deck of the Mayflower as it makes its momentous voyage across the oceans to land at Plymouth Rock.
Rush finds out quickly, though, that there's nothing so momentous about seasickness! Soon he is caught up in the early moments of our nation as the Pilgrims struggle to make a home for themselves in this new world. He continues to travel back and forth in time to better illuminate for his students the real-life aspects of this historic times. Ending with the first Thanksgiving, this book captures the bravery of the first settlers.
©2013 Rush Limbaugh (P)2013 Simone & Schuster
This is a great book for teaching American History and capitalism's principles. It is made even more enjoyable because it includes Rush, a man we know, and is read by him. Obviously, this would be the one man who would read it according to the way the author was thinking when he wrote it.
In a couple of sections, there were certain questions asked of one of the characters about what he had learned, and with each one, the answer was clear in my mind before the response.
Even though this is a kids book, I found it funny and enlightening. I learned things that were never taught to me in school. We listened with our 9 year old granddaughter through about 5 chapters and then bought her the book.
She loves it!
I have books by both Rush and his brother David.
I don't know that I would "compare" this book with another in the way I think the question suggests, but Liberty is certainly a hoot! Time travel and talking horses bring Narnia to mind for me.
yes, but I caution -- this is a kid's story. Get some kids talking about this book - IMO.
Yes, IMO this would be a great way to get the family around a book; winding down a Thanksgiving Day - making a memory and getting straight history to boot!
It was SO refreshing to hear a story about history that doesn't bash or apologize for our country. We, older people, need the fun and excitement of the review, and our younger citizens need to hear about history from an exciting and relevant source.
When we found out about the change to Tommy's and Freedoms views of history
Through Rush's narration style, the story really became alive, and his warmth of personality made the performance exciting.
"History, Back to the Future"
Thanks Audible for producing the program.
getting PDF's of special pages would help. I've asked Audible.com aboput this - and it may be do able.
having Liberty's great come-backs
send this report
Thanks! keep writing these! Listen to Radio show most days on WJR on my laptop.
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
Yes I would and the reason why is simple this book will take you into history in a great fun way that will help teach kids and adults by taking them back to when history was happening. A fresh fun way to show us what history is all about.
Liberty and Rush Revere, I just loved the humor they shared between them and how funny this talking horse named liberty is. A great teaching method
I think when the four of them landed at the first thanksgiving and it helps show you what it was really all about.
I couldn't believe how great this was. Rush did an amazing job bringing History to life.
it doesn't matter if you love or hate Rush with this book it's all about teaching History to kids and adults alike in a fun fresh way. A wise cracking Horse named liberty, a history teacher named Rush Revere and dressed for the part, and a classroom with a girl named freedom. I wished the story could have went on and on right now it was so fun.
Liberty, the best horse since Mr. Ed.
Freedom, she is really bright and comes out as a brilliant young lady.
Learning about the USA history that I did not learn in Public Schools of our country. The manner in which the book is presented was excellent.
I was impressed by the fact that this book was written by Rush Limbaugh... I knew he was a good radio talk show host, but now he's proven to be quite a good children's author. We listened to the book on our family trip this summer and have a 15 year old, 13-year old, and 10 year old... And they all stayed engaged throughout the entire book. The story was both humorous and historically enlightening. Our only critique was the fact that it was a little light on history and could have woven and more historical information.
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