RUSH: So happy to be with you today, folks. I’ve been looking forward to the day for quite a while, really been looking forward to this. I’ve been chomping at the bit here, and I’ve almost blown the reason why on past occasions, but I was able to employ my discipline and keep it secret.
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You know, in the past, what is it, month — well, the past six months, I mean, forever we have people calling here and asking me if there’s gonna be a new Rush Revere book, or telling me how much they’re looking forward to the next Rush Revere book. Or, in some cases, begging me to create and craft a new Rush Revere book.
I’ve always known that a new Rush Revere book was coming because I was writing it. But I couldn’t say anything. I mean, there has to be a little buildup, and you don’t want to announce something before it’s actually ready to go. And so today I am able to satisfy all those requests of people who have asked, “Is there gonna be another?” We’ve had kids call. We’ve had their parents and grandparents call.
You know, folks, we live in the greatest country on earth. We have an incredible history, and our mission with these books is to tell that story, to tell the story of America, the story of our founding, and do so in a very relatable way so that young people, the young reader can really get to know the exceptional patriots that paved the way for all of us and made all of this possible.
Even something as profound as the founding of America gets lost. As time marches on, the founding becomes further and further distant. People’s lives become more chaotic and hectic and everybody lives in the moment, understandably so. The roots of our existence oftentimes, not obscured, but sometimes get taken for granted or forgotten because it happened. It’s already happened and we’re living and it’s now a couple hundred plus years since.
I’ve always been intrigued with the possibility of informing young people as soon as I could get to them, as soon as they were capable, the truth of this country. ‘Cause I love it. It is great. It’s a fantastic story. It doesn’t need any embellishment. It doesn’t need any exaggeration. It’s unique. There has never, ever before in the history of humanity been anything like our country.
Now, when we first started this series, we talked a lot about how we could get younger people to enjoy history, and, in a way, not even know it was history. But more so, just an incredible adventure, to take American history and turn it into an incredible adventure that young readers would want to be a part of, would want to live, would want to imagine that they were there, and we would take them there.
We thought the best plan would be to take them right to the action in the seminal moments of the founding of this country so they could experience amazing events like the Boston Tea Party themselves, and have conversations directly with amazing people like Ben Franklin. So the time-travel Adventures of Rush Revere and the talking time-traveling horse, Liberty, were born.
Now, the third book in the Adventures of Rush Revere series, time-travel adventures, exceptional Americans, is being unveiled today. That’s what I’ve been chomping at the bit to tell everybody. Today it’s available for pre-order. You can’t get your hands on it yet, but you can be the first on your block to have it delivered to you if you act fast. The book is called Rush Revere and the American Revolution, and it’s the best yet. And that’s saying something because the first two were exceptional, just like the subject matter, but this is so good, folks.
Rush Revere and the American Revolution. It is a must-read. It’s heartfelt. It’s patriotic. And it’s absolutely hilarious at times, thanks to our good buddy Liberty, the talking horse, who is the favorite character of many of our young readers. But this book is also a little bit more. Its timing and its message and its dedication is all about the men and women of our great armed forces. Never forgotten here, never taken for granted, always in awe of uniformed military personally on this program, forever. Such profound respect for the sacrifices they offer and, in many cases, make. So this book is in their honor. This book was written for them, about them, and with great respect and love.
Now, I don’t want to give too much away here. In fact, I could tell you the whole book and you would still want to go get it and read it for yourself. That’s how good it is. But I’m not gonna do that. I’m gonna do the appropriate tease. I want to share with you just a little bit about book three, Rush Revere and the American Revolution. If you haven’t read the first books, book one and book two, you really should, because it’ll make three all that much better. But you don’t have to. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s just a little reminder that book three, there is some context to books one and two that you’ll get if you read those two books first.
Now, the story centers on one of the students at Manchester Middle School named Cam and his relationship with his father. See, Cam’s father — in the book — has been deployed to Afghanistan and Cam doesn’t understand it. Doesn’t understand why his dad would leave, doesn’t understand why his dad would leave the family, doesn’t understand what the big deal is.
He just struggles with it. It’s a long separation. He loves his dad and it’s all kind of confusing to him. So, as the story develops, Rush Revere, Liberty, and the crew — the time-traveling crew from Manchester Middle School, the students — travel to Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill; they witness the events that led to the Declaration of Independence.
They meet and have conversations with exceptional Americans like Dr. Joseph Warren, Paul Revere — and, yes, George Washington himself. And through the time travels you will see that the student Cam matures before your very eyes and learns a great deal about the why and the how his dad is doing what he’s doing. And it gives him some insight about the amazing sacrifice of our military heroes. See, to Cam, he knows his dad is in the military, but it’s still his dad.
That’s the thing that’s most important to him, and he’s struggling with thinking that his father, by deploying, is abandoning him. You might think that’s strange. It isn’t. It happens routinely in military families. So we decided to address it here in this book in our attempt to honor the people who do what they do.
We’re really proud of this, folks, and we’re really proud of the way that we have combined the present day with American history and made it all relatable into a just terrifically exciting adventure that the reader will absolutely love — and, by osmosis, learn some of the key elements of American history that follow the events in the first two books.
So it’s up for pre-order now, and I’ve been chomping at the bit. You don’t know what it’s like here to have people call asking, “Are you gonna do another book?” and have to fake it. “Well, maybe. Uhhhh,” and knowing full well that I am, knowing full well that it’s coming. But you just can’t say it until it’s actually done and available. The worst thing to do would be to commit to it and something happens and it doesn’t get finished on time.
So it was a challenge, folks, to be disciplined. I’m sure the way I answered, you all knew one was coming anyway. You didn’t know when, but now you do. Pre-order it. I think it’s later this month, like the 28th or something, it actually will be in your hands, but the pre-orders go up today at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, you name it. Wherever you like to buy books, it’s pre-order available.
Electronic, hardcover, however it is you read books, it’s available, and I’m honored to tell you about this, and I’m really excited about it because it’s dedicated to the military. It’s Veterans Day next month, and it’s timed to reflect our just immeasurable respect and admiration for people in the military and their families, including their kids. Rush Revere and the American Revolution.
Let me take a break. We’ll come back. The Ebola patient in Dallas has died, and get ready. There are charges of racism effervescing here, bubbling to the surface, racism to explain why he wasn’t treated when he first arrived at the hospital. There’s that and… Let me ask you a question, honestly.
Have I ever…? Have I ever on this program even intimated that Barack Obama purposely allowed and wants Ebola in this country? Have I ever said that? Well, then why are people in the media asking Dr. Anthony Fauci to react to that? (interruption) They are. Absolutely they are.
And hang on just a second, folks. Here’s the book. I got so excited here, I forgot to grab it in my formerly nicotine-stained hands. There it is. That’s what the cover looks like. In fact, here. I’ll do a live zoom so that you can see it. I’ll keep this thing centered… There it is. Rush Revere. (interruption) It is gorgeous. It is. Thank you, Mr. Snerdley. It’s Rush Revere and the American Revolution, and you know it’s real ’cause I have the very first copy right here. Pre-order available. I got so excited I forgot to grab this out of the drawer and show it to you.
We only have two copies, and I’ve got one of them. So here it is.
RUSH: Here’s Keith in Dayton, Ohio. It’s great to have you, Keith, on the Rush Limbaugh program. Welcome, sir.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Yes, I just wanted to call and say thanks for, number one, writing a book like you did. I know that not a lot of people out there really know that the families are affected by deployments like they are.
RUSH: You know something, Keith, if I could interrupt, I was surprised by that when I first — I don’t want to give too much of the book away here, but I was surprised when I found out how many children of soldiers didn’t quite understand why Dad left. And when I found that out, it was crucial that it be a central theme of the next book, which it is. And it’s a tribute to the military. I mean, I appreciate your nice words. You haven’t even read it yet. I hope it meets your expectations. But that’s something that may surprise a lot of people.
CALLER: Right. And I’m just here to say that my son, he was 5 for my last deployment, and to this day I really don’t think he really understands what was going on. And I feel like if you would have had these three books or this last one it would have been a little more comforting for him and my wife.
RUSH: At age 5 he didn’t understand why Daddy was leaving?
CALLER: No. I mean, he knew where I was. He knew the word Afghanistan and where it was, and it was night while it was day here, where I was, but other than that, I was gone for about a year and that was all, you know.
RUSH: Does he understand now? Or is he still too young?
CALLER: Well, he’s only 6 now, so it was just last year. So I mean he still kinda doesn’t understand, but I’m gonna end up getting this book and hopefully it might be — I’m sure he’ll love it. And then also I kind of wanted to make another point, too. This should be marketed on military bases. It should be spread around because military families, the wives and the kids, they’re the ones that really, really suffer. They’re the ones that do the time at home, and I think that it’s very important to have resources like this book for them to help them through the deployments.
RUSH: Well, we have taken as many steps as we can. It’s impossible to get the book to a PX, not impossible, but it’s a challenge. It’s not because it’s ours. It’s a fairness thing. But we have reached out with promotional materials to a number of military organizations to accomplish exactly what you suggested. The bottom line is your instincts are right on the money, Keith, and we’re on it. And I can’t thank you enough for your comments, even before you’ve read the book. I appreciate it.
RUSH: So Rush Revere and the American Revolution. That’s our third book announced today, available today for pre-order. Do you realize this is three books in one year? They’ve all been great fun, labors of love. We had… Let’s see. The Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims on October 29th of 2013, Rush Revere and the First Patriots this past March, and here — one year after the first book — Rush Revere and the American Revolution on October 28th.
So three books in one year because the demand is through the roof and we’re trying to meet that demand with a supply. Now, when we first started this series, we talked a lot about how we get younger people to enjoy history in a way that it wasn’t even history. History is off-putting if you put it to ’em that way. It could be boring. It’s a subject that kids admittedly are not crazy about.
We still want to reach them, and we want them to learn of the greatness of this country and its founding. So we decided that we would portray American history as a series of incredible adventures, and the best plan would be just to take the reader right to the action so they can experience amazing events like the Boston Tea Party or the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth Rock and getting started.
Have the reader experience these things themselves, and actually have conversations directly with the amazing people that founded this country, people like Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. But this third book is something special. This book is dedicated to the men and women of our great Armed Forces, and I was reminded to tell you again because of the last call we had, Keith, who’s a military veteran and was expressing thanks for the premise of the book.
But it’s all of us who thank you and your families in the US Armed Forces for your sacrifice, your commitment to freedom. This book is truly in your honor. This book was written and conceived entirely with you in mind, and the timing of publication is timed with Veterans Day, the time of year where we focus our efforts to honor the military. I don’t want to give too much of it away, but I want to share with you a little bit about book three.
If you haven’t read books one and two — and this is not a sales pitch — you really should because it makes three that much better. There’s a bit of continuity in all three because these are real events that took place, comprised of American history, and so there’s a context that is present in all three of the books. Now, they stand alone. You can read them separately.
You don’t need to have read the previous book to be able to understand and enjoy the current book. But it’s like this program. It’s very helpful if you have six weeks of listening under your belt when you tune in to finally understand the context of how and what-all does happen on this program. The story in book three, Rush Revere and the American Revolution, centers on one of the time-traveling students at Manchester Middle School, Cam, and his relationship with his father.
Cam’s father’s been deployed to Afghanistan. Cam doesn’t understand it. He struggles with the long separation, feelings of abandonment. But yet he’s conflicted ’cause he knows his father didn’t really abandon him, but he feels like it. He doesn’t understand it. We decided to tackle this. We found out this is a real thing. This is what our caller confirmed moments ago, that this actually does happen.
Keith was talking about his 5-year-old son who just didn’t understand why Dad was gone for a year. He knew where Afghanistan was, and he knew it was a war going on, but it was still difficult to personalize. “Why did Dad have to be gone that long? Why couldn’t other people pick up the slack?” And this kind of thing. So we try to tackle that here with one of our characters.
As the story develops, Rush Revere and Liberty — the time-traveling, talking horse — and the whole crew travel to Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill, and they witness the events that led to the Declaration of Independence, and they meet exceptional Americans such as Dr. Joseph Warren. I don’t know how much about Dr. Warren’s taught in history today, but he’s crucial, literally crucial to the American Revolution.
Paul Revere plays a central role in this book, as does George Washington. Through all of the time travels back to these seminal events in American history, our character, Cam, starts to mature right before your very eyes and learns a great deal about the why and the how of what his father is doing. It gives him some insights into the amazing sacrifice of our military heroes.
You might be able to put two and two together and realize what Cam experiences as he travels back in American history and talks to men who are fathers in their day and hears from them and their families about the sacrifice. It’s all a huge, really joyous awakening for Cam that occurs throughout the book. We did this in service to the US military of the modern day, and for everything they do, everything they offer, the sacrifices and the things that they engage in order to secure freedom for everybody else.
So that’s one of the reasons we did it. It’s one of the reasons for the timing. It’s a central theme in the book, as well as the accurate portrayal of the events we tackle in American history in this book. The third book is available for pre-order right now wherever you get books, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Books-A-Million. Rush Revere and the American Revolution.
Oh, while I’m here… I forgot to do this in the first hour, too. I’ll grab the book itself, and I’m gonna zoom in here so you can see the book. Look for that icon as you travel on the Internet to whatever place you buy books. That’s a cool cover, folks. That’s hot. That’s hot. That’s it. It’s available for pre-order today, and we’re ecstatically proud to be able to announce it.