RUSH: Now, folks, if you will indulge me for just a few more moments, I haven’t had a chance to tout this week because of the required and desired focus on the election, the results, and what they all mean. But right before the election I released the latest Rush Revere Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans series book number five, Rush Revere and the Presidency. These are books written for young people telling the truth about American history. And it has been one of the most — by the way, Snerdley interviewed me yesterday for the next issue of The Limbaugh Letter. I said who better to put this all in context than me?
So Snerdley interviewed me, and he asked me about the book series and what it’s meant. And in terms of reaching a new group of people, young people and their parents, the opportunity to counter some of the propaganda they’re being taught, disguised as American history in school, it’s just been an incredible experience, and it was an exciting thing to tackle when the idea first occurred to me.
In three years now, this is book number five, and these are books, hardcover books, they’re not picture books, they are legitimate novel-like books. They are about American history, but they’re unique in that it’s not just a rote description of America. For example, in Rush Revere and the Presidency, we have a great vehicle. We have a talking horse named Liberty, who has the ability to time travel. We have a substitute teacher named Rush Revere. That’s me. And Rush Revere gets on Liberty and takes some students from his history class, and they time travel back to events in American history.
Liberty can only go backward and only to American history. Can’t go to the future, none of that. And so we’ve got a student in this book running for school class president, Cam. And he’s having all kinds of trouble with it. He’s doing it for the wrong reasons. He’s doing it to be popular. He wants to be perceived as cool. He doesn’t really have an agenda for being school class president. He just wants the accolades, just wants to get noticed.
Rush Revere’s very alarmed about this so he suggests we all time travel back and talk to George Washington, the first president of this country, and ask him what it meant to him, why he did it, everything about it that we could research historically and write in a way that the age group for which these books are written would understand it and like it, and that’s what this book is about.
The first one was Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. It was about the Pilgrims arriving and what they went through and what happened as a result and the relationship Pilgrims had to the founding of the country. Anyway, they’re just going gangbusters. RushRevere.com website is receiving countless, hundreds of thousands of feedback posts and emails, people sending photographs of their kids unboxing the book when Amazon delivers it, kids dressing up as characters in the book.
None of this stuff we ever dreamed would happen. But it has taken off, and I haven’t had a chance to mention it much because the election has taken priority. But we now have this book out, Rush Revere and the Presidency, and it’s book five, and it’s available for pre-order now. It comes out toward the end of the month, just in time for Christmas, and it’s especially time relevant. We intended it to come out near the election, but not knowing what would happen in the election.
So the focus is really on the presidency and how it developed as part of the founding and how the morality of George Washington was paramount. Because even though we had fought the war with the British and we had achieved our independence and we don’t want to live under tyranny, Washington was so popular, people begged him to be king, and it was his morality that refused it, said, nope, I don’t want to be king. I eventually want to go back to my home in Mount Vernon. I’ll do this because people want it.
A large part of the book is Cam and the students going back in time and learning from George Washington about the first presidency, the real presidency, and you see the metamorphosis that the young student goes through as he learns the import of it even though it is just for class president. So it’s out now, Rush Revere and the Presidency, book five in the Rush Revere Time Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans series.
So many people on our side have worked so hard. It takes a group of us to do these because there’s the historical research, there are the illustrations, there are photographs that we get and permissions for, there’s the layout of this. There are people who review my writing to make sure that it’s for the age group and will be comprehended and understood. My wife, Kathryn, pours her heart and soul into every one of these books, and she did this one. So I appreciate you giving me a few minutes here to tell you about it.
We released it last week and everything has been taking prior — (interruption) Well, it shot up. Snerdley is asking, “Where did it end up?” It shot up to number one on Amazon the first day we announced it. It took about three hours to get there, but it shot up to number one on Amazon. Thank you for reminding me of that, Mr. Snerdley. But it’s there, it’s available for pre-order now.
Thank you for indulging me while I tell you about this. We’re really proud of it. And, in addition to the books being fun to read, there’s a purpose here, there’s a mission, and that is to just teach the miracle that is the greatness of the founding of this country.
RUSH: By the way, one other thing I want to mention, I forgot to mention this. We really spend a lot of time on Martha Washington and Abigail Adams, George Washington, John Adams are both featured in Rush Revere and the Presidency, but we know we have a lot of young girls that read these books, and the wives — Abigail Adams was a force of nature in her own right, as was Martha Washington.
In the early days of the country not much is written about them, but we delved into the relationships that George and Martha Washington had and that John and Abigail Adams had as it related to their pursuits in the founding of the country, because we wanted the readers of the books to understand that the wives of these great men were fundamentally important to their achievements. And so for those of you who have little girls in your family, these books, this one is — well, all of them, but this one especially does not leave women out of the founding.
It doesn’t do it in a feminist way. It’s done in a human way. These women were the wives of these great men, and they had a lot to do with the greatness of these men, and we researched it and included as much of it as we could that was relevant to the story we were trying to tell. I wanted to make sure everybody understood that.