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Rush Limbaugh, children's book author

Post by John F » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:43 am

Barnes & Noble's latest e-mail, promoting new children's books, leads off:
Some of the season's most engrossing new kids' books are now available. Don't miss December's big releases in young readers' fiction from bestselling authors Jeff Kinney, Rush Limbaugh & more.
Say what?! This is the first I've heard of Limbaugh for quite a while. I guess he's still on the air, but the real news media no longer seem to be paying much attention. Anyway, he's now joined the long list of celebrities who have taken it into their heads to write a book or books for children. And what is it?

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The publisher says this is for ages 9-12, and its blurb quotes Limbaugh himself (apparently):
Rush Limbaugh wrote:THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN—AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION!

Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure!

Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds—and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere’s crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. We’ll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.

The extra special part of this trip is that right here in the twenty-first century, Cam’s dad is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan, and Cam has been pretty angry that he is away. Visiting with exceptional American heroes like Dr. Joseph Warren and George Washington, racing along after Paul Revere on his midnight ride, and seeing the Declaration of Independence signed make Cam see his own dad in a new and special way.

But don’t worry. Along with the danger, excitement, and patriotism, there will still be time to stop for a delicious spinach, oats, and alfalfa smoothie. No, wait—that one’s for Liberty. The kids and I voted for strawberries.

Now let’s open the magic portal to the past!
Let's not.
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Re: Rush Limbaugh, children's book author

Post by lennygoran » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:58 am

John F wrote: This is the first I've heard of Limbaugh for quite a while. I guess he's still on the air,
According to this article his ratings are down:

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/09/confi ... s-are-tank

Regards, Len

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Re: Rush Limbaugh, children's book author

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:27 am

Tens of thousands of elementary schools will have already or will soon add this to their libraries. What kind of country do you think we live in? Rush as history is wishful thinking. (Sorry for the double meaning.)

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Re: Rush Limbaugh, children's book author

Post by John F » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:23 am

Yes, I wish Rush Limbaugh were history. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rush Limbaugh, children's book author

Post by lennygoran » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:49 am

jbuck919 wrote:Tens of thousands of elementary schools will have already or will soon add this to their libraries.
This reminded of a show I watched 2 days ago-- a Fox program on the JFK book and movie "Killing Kennedy"--didn't realize O’Reilly has been writing books about the presidents--I imagine they're in the libraries too and seem to have gotten some pretty high reviews.

"Fox News Channel will air Emmy-nominated film Killing Kennedy on Sunday November 30 at 9 PM. It will be preceded by a special edition of The O’Reilly Factor, hosted by Bill O’Reilly, at 8 PM. The special will include actor Rob Lowe, Martin Dugard co-author of the book, Fox Business Network’s Don Imus and FNC’s Bill Hemmer for a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind the film."

http://deadline.com/2014/11/killing-ken ... 201290625/

Regards, Len

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