ROYAL OAK, Mich. /Publishers Newswire/ — More than fifty-five million Americans proudly call themselves Republicans. However, many individuals support political parties without fully understanding the history behind them. Author and historian Scott Paul Frush wants to shed light on one of the parties that has made a difference in this country by examining its rich history in the book, “Ultimate Republican Trivia: 1001 Fun and Fascinating Facts” (ISBN: 978-0974437415, Marshall Rand Publishing).

The book reveals trivia facts that are sure to entertain, educate, and surprise. Republican accomplishments are highlighted, some of which include abolishing slavery, creating the interstate highway system, granting citizenship to Native Americans, creation of FDIC insurance (think of your bank savings account and CD), establishing Thanksgiving Day, and creating the world’s first national park, Yellowstone.

“My singular aim is to showcase the best of the Republican Party from pioneering politicians to groundbreaking accomplishments,” says author Scott Paul Frush. What many readers may find quite shocking is that nowhere in the book will you find the word Democrat. “I wanted to take the higher ground and highlight what the Republican Party is all about without attacking or demeaning another political party. It’s the essence of how Americans wish politicians would act themselves.”

Trivia facts cover many diverse topics, such as origins and organizations, achievements and firsts, presidents and first ladies, Congress and cabinets, events and elections, and miscellanea and oddities. Supplemental content includes “Republican Top 10” lists, a timeline of Republican Party history, descriptions of key events in Republican Party history, a Republican resource section, quotes from famous Republicans, and lists of Republican statesmen.

In addition to general Republican trivia, an entire chapter is dedicated to John S. McCain, the Republican nominee for president. For example, did you know that John McCain was not born in one of the fifty states but by law can run for president? In addition, you’ll learn why he was called John Wayne McCain by his Naval Academy classmates and what his voting record as a senator tells us about his positions on critical fiscal and social issues.

With the important 2008 elections around the corner, Ultimate Republican Trivia will be an invaluable tool for learning more about the Republican Party and its presidential nominee, John McCain. Consider this book part election guide and part reference book. Photos illustrating the moments and presidents of the Grand Old Party are included to bring the trivia and history to life.

The book is available for purchase online at, by calling toll-free 1-800-431-1579, or by sending $9.95 plus $2.00 postage to Marshall Rand Publishing, P.O. Box 1849, Royal Oak, MI 48068-1849. Customers who order by mail will receive an autographed copy by the author.

Author Scott Paul Frush, an accomplished financial advisor by trade, is a self-proclaimed history buff, trivia extraordinaire, avid writer, and of course a registered Republican. Scott is the author of six other books, including Ultimate Italian Trivia and his latest investing book, Commodities Demystified, published by McGraw-Hill. Frush holds a masters degree from the University of Notre Dame and his official author website is