Despite--or more likely--because of snarky reviews and comments, Rush Limbaugh's new children's book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans is in the top spot on Amazon. . But--and here is the kicker--it hasn't been released yet!
You read that right. Six weeks before its planned release at the end of October, just in time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, birthday, mid term graduation and host gift giving, word of mouth pushed pre order sales up past Amazon's number two best seller, the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Long time Amazon favorite, Fifty Shades of Grey, dropped to number 10.
So, what is the book about? Well, of course the title and the author's known perspective give it away. Non fan, Traci G. Lee of MSNBC further explains.
Limbaugh added that Rush Revere focuses on the "miraculous story, the blessings of God and any number of other things that led to the founding of this country," and is intended for all ages.
"Twenty-four-year-old women who are afraid of me will be able to read this book to one of their kids someday, when they have them, without fear," he said.
In the story, Rush Revere and his talking horse Liberty travel to the deck of the Mayflower and learn about the role the pilgrims played in America's founding.
"What we do here is we combine information, education, and entertainment, which makes the learning of history fun," Limbaugh said. "So Rush Revere may someday time travel back and give King George a bunch of crap for the way he treated the early colonists and ask what the hell was he thinking."
Limbaugh said the book, which will also be released in eBook and audio book formats, aims to teach children what isn't being taught in school. "There's not a political agenda. This is just the truth. This is just history."
Considering so many of the American history books that promote a political agenda with twisted truth Limbaugh's book should be a welcome corrective.
hat tip: Instapundit