Meet Rush Limbaugh, children's book author

'Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims' is an attempt to correct the 'mistaught' history of early America.

By Jonathan Berr Sep 6, 2013 12:17PM
File photo of radio talk show host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh at Heinz Field on November 14, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (© George Gojkovich/Getty Images)Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is planning to write a children's book as he seeks to introduce a new generation to the virtues of limited government and free markets.

"Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans" tells the story of Rush Revere, a "fearless middle school history teacher, who transports himself back in time" to the first Thanksgiving. According to the Daily Caller, the 62-year-old broadcaster was inspired to write his first book since 1993 by his wife, Kathryn.

"She said, 'You know you're always talking about how history is being mistaught. ... They're not learning about the founding days. They're not learning the right things about the great people, the exceptional people in this country," the conservative website quotes him as saying.

For parents who want their children to become "dittoheads," the book is available now for orders on Amazon (AMZN) ahead of its Oct. 29 release. Given Limbaugh's huge popularity, "Rush Revere" should sell well.

Limbaugh has shared his spin on the story of the fabled meeting between Pilgrims and Native Americans with his radio audience of about 14 million weekly listeners for years. As Dylan Byers noted in Politico, the moral of last year's version was vintage Limbaugh: "The true story of Thanksgiving is how socialism failed. With all the great expectations and high hopes, it failed. And self-reliance, rugged individualism, free enterprise, whatever you call it, resulted in prosperity that they never dreamed of."

Dr. Suess he isn't.

Believe it or not, many of Limbaugh's fellow conservative have also tried their hand at writing for kids. Glenn Beck issued "The Christmas Sweater:A Picture Book" in 2009. Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has written four books for those he has dubbed "junior fans" of his "O'Reilly Factor" show, including "Kids are Americans Too." Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker turned CNN "Crossfire" co-host Newt Gingrich, has written two books for budding young conservatives detailing the adventures of Ellis the Elephant.

Limbaugh certainly doesn't need the money from the book. According to Forbes, the top-rated talk show host in the country pulls in about $66 million annually.

Jonathan Berr does not own shares of the listed stocks. Follow him on Twitter @jdberr.

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Finally writing to an audience at the same mental level.
Sep 6, 2013 1:40PM
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Revisionist, cherry picked history with a free one month supply of pediatric oxycontin. Who could resist?
Sep 6, 2013 1:55PM
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will there be a chapter on how to get married and divorced 4 times ?   and an appendix on how to purchase illegal drugs in a hotel parking lot from your ex-maid, be arrested for it, and never serve time or take responsibility for your illegal actions?
Sep 6, 2013 1:47PM
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OMG-how many times married? No kids. Yeah-he's the guy to write a kids book for sure.
Sep 6, 2013 1:50PM
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What perks my interest is how Rush Revere will reconcile his version of history with actual history.  The Pilgrims would have starved to death if it were not for the Native Americans, who gave them food and taught them to plant corn and squash.  (Socialism!  Free handouts!!)  Then, to thank the Natives, the Pilgrims' gave them blankets which were intentionally contaminated with smallpox.  Finally, after the locals were exterminated, their graves were robbed by the brave and hearty capitalists.  Go look it up, if you don't believe me.  Real history is much more interesting and instructive than history seen through a lens, whether it is conservative or liberal.  And when we look at capitalism, we should see both the benefits and the drawbacks of the system, and ask ourselves what modifications are necessary for the common good and the general welfare of our country. 
Sep 6, 2013 1:42PM
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Oh boy, here we go with a revision of history. Texas school board will be proud.
Sep 6, 2013 2:00PM
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A serial divorcee and drug-addict writing children's books.  Great idea! 
Sep 6, 2013 1:37PM
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How can I poison young minds. That's the title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ummm does it make any difference that socialism did not exist at the time of the first Thanksgiving?

 

I know the GOP does not like education.  This is a bright example.

Sep 6, 2013 1:41PM
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Wow...I just threw up in my mouth a little.
Sep 6, 2013 2:06PM
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  The 4 times-married slob, sperm-less whale, draft-dodging, convicted pill-popper, POS, racist liar-- who knows only what he's told thru his earpiece-- on his crummy hate-radio show-- is suddenly gonna be writing for kids?

  Hope his listeners and knuckle-dragging enablers all buy that nonsensical garbage-to-be. Buyer's remorse will sure be funny, then!

Sep 6, 2013 2:49PM
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He's already wrote the book and submitted it to the publisher.  As your own article states it's coming out in October.

 

So he's not 'planning' on writing anything, past tense not current.

 

 

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I would not buy a book that Rush penned for my grandchild.  This man is so extreme ....I think he is going to brain wash our young folks
Sep 6, 2013 1:55PM
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Glad to see so many "open minded" people.  Why don't you actually read the book when it comes out and then comment? 
Sep 6, 2013 2:49PM
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Let's see, uber liberals think Rush Limbaugh is not qualified to write a children's book, but believe these authors of children's books have something meaningful to our munchkins:
Spike Lee
Whoopi Goldberg
Madonna
Tori Spelling
Queen Latifa
Jimmy Carter (ha ha)
You have to love the leftist view of life that they are the only ones' who should be accorded the right to express themselves.
Sep 6, 2013 2:26PM
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He could write one for the children of liberals titled "how to live off the labors of others"
Sep 6, 2013 1:48PM
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Maybe the part where Native Americans shared their ideas on survival in harsh conditions, and the part where they provided food for many hungry pilgrims was "Native Capitalism." I'm sure Rush would say that was all a lie too.

 

Just think if the Native Americans hadn't "shared" what they knew and understood about living in this so called New World, the pilgrims would had died off.

 

Furthermore, give it time and Rush Limbaugh will "Self Destruct."

 

 

 

 

Sep 6, 2013 2:03PM
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0bama's book about smoking pot, snorting coke and hating White folks is somehow better?


Sep 7, 2013 11:37AM
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My comment was deleted altogether. Not even on my account now. Liberal media can't play fair I guess. I noticed lots of the comments around mine are gone too. Nice going liberal media. Wah! Wah! Wah! Crying like babies as usual. Violating the Constitution as usual. BTW, thank you for illustrating the points in my previous comment beautifully!!

Sep 7, 2013 3:45PM
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I'd buy it; I'm sure it will be better than "I Have Two Mommies"
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