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Thanksgiving Day Special on the EIB Network: We'll Air a Portion of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims Audiobook

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RUSH: Now, we also have a little bit of a change for tomorrow.  Normally on Thanksgiving Day we go back and find a best-of program.  And, since they're all best-ofs, we could just choose one.  But we try to get something relatively timely and relevant that's somewhat recent so as to have a continuing impact.

But tomorrow (Thursday) on the program, what we're going to do is air just a portion, not nearly the whole thing, because the whole thing takes four and a half hours.  But we are going to air a portion of the audio version of my latest standout best-seller, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.  We've put it together in a pretty good production way, and we mixed in segments of best-of programs from the past. And it will have, from the book, the actual real story of Thanksgiving as portrayed in the book.

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RUSH: We're gonna do just a little portion of the audio version of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, and I started to say before Snerdley started laughing in there, we have I think -- no, now I'm forgetting.  I'm gonna have to ask Kathryn.  I think we've hit on that Amazon list of top selling books of the year, top 25, I think we hit number six yesterday, or seven.  Now I can't remember.  I'm gonna have to look it up.  But it just keeps climbing that list.  I mean, it's getting to the point now that the only people ahead of us are the fiction guys.  So that's great.  It's absolutely fabulous.

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RUSH: It's number six.  It's number six on Amazon's best-sellers of 2013.  And, of course, folks, that's all due to you, and that is just one of the countless reasons that I am so thankful. 

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RUSH: My friends, here on the day before Thanksgiving we head back to the phones.

Del Mar, California.  Hi, Frank.  Really glad you waited.  Great to have you on the program.  Hello.

CALLER:  Well, happy Thanksgiving and God bless, Rush.

RUSH:  Thank you, sir.

CALLER:  I appreciate Bo putting me on.  My bride of 47 years a couple weeks ago went out and bought your book, Rush Revere, and we decided tomorrow, in lieu of talking about Obamacare, we're going to relive Thanksgiving and what this country was founded on.  And so we're taking your book over to our son Scott's house, and our other son Todd is gonna join us, and we're gonna read excerpts from your book to our three grandchildren.

RUSH:  Are you really? 
             

CALLER:  Yeah. They're going to enjoy it because when my wife bought this for our granddaughter, age nine, she bought it knowing that she will understand the book and will actually enjoy reading it.  The illustrations are fabulous.  And, as I was perusing the book a little bit, I'd forgotten about the, the, the... uh...

RUSH:  Now you can't remember what you forgot.

CALLER:  (laughing) Very good.  No, but where the Pilgrims actually started off from the Netherlands as they started the transition over here.  But your first line under notes from the author: "We live in the greatest country on earth, the United States of America."  You know, we need to hear more of that.  That's exactly true.  And we want to instill this --

RUSH:  You know, I am so happy to hear you say that, because I'm 62 and I still, I mean, I understand it, but the idea that somebody saying we live in the greatest country on earth is controversial just continues to blow me away.  But it is.  And that's why I'm glad you noticed that, Frank.  That's why those are the first words.  This book is written for kids.  This book is written for 10 to 13, although I don't like to say that, because we're targeting this for everybody, and for families to share it with each other.  We make the assumption that the people who buy the book understand and know the story, they were properly taught it or were learning it in the book themselves and can help to answer questions that their children or grandkids have as they read the book.  And then they can go further for information at our website, TwoIfByTea.com at the Rush Revere page, the Adventures of Rush Revere, and interact even more.  We're constantly building up that part of the website. 

But we do, we live in the greatest country on earth and it's not a braggadocios statement.  It's a statement of fact, but it's a statement of deep appreciation.  There is a lot of gratitude and thankfulness in that statement.  I have a fervent desire that everybody think that way, or at least as many people as possible.  And so I think this is great.  See, what he's talking about, the Obama people, Organizing for Action, I've got the 10 things that they want their people to try to dominate Thanksgiving dinner with.  I've got 'em here.  I'll run through 'em quickly in a minute.  And this guy, old Frank in Del Mar, California, is gonna read sections of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims at his Thanksgiving dinner. 

I love you.  Frank, hang on, because I want to send you an audio version of the book 'cause that's really good, too.  And the reason it's good is because I did it.  It's four and a half hours.  It's on CD.  We're gonna be playing a portion of it, in fact, as part of this program tomorrow, just to give you an idea of what the audio version of the book is.  

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