RUSH: Now, Mr. Snerdley, do you mind if I read what ended up being your review? Because I won’t, if it would embarrass you, I won’t do it. Okay. So I gave Snerdley a copy of the book yesterday. I gave everybody a copy of the book yesterday, and I woke up today and he’d sent an e-mail at a quarter of two this morning. I saw it when I got up.
Well, what to say? This book is totally AWESOME. Everything about it is awesome. The dedication to Vince Flynn brought a gasp. Of course, we’ve heard you explain American exceptionalism on the air, but seeing it in print in this book added another dimension. The pages are beautiful to the touch, and the old “scroll” look to the paper adds a layer of depth. It’s a fine book, one that feels like it ought to be treasured. The story is magnificent. I love the detail. This is a REAL history book, but it’s fun, it’s witty and it has whimsical details like the Dutch-style wooden shoes on Liberty, the talking horse.
The illustrations are stories within themselves. The jackscrew in particular captured my attention. I never heard or seen of one prior. The maps, the cutaways of the Mayflower, the signing of the Mayflower Compact, just to name a very few, all compelling. Mixing it with current day photographs, old photos, brilliant approach. You’ve made one of the oldest stories of American history new again. For those of us who absolutely love American history, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims” is an exciting way to review what we know and learn details and nuances we either didn’t know or forgot. This book is not a dull telling of history. It’s vibrant, colorful; best of all, it’s inspiring. Well done. What an honor it is.