Newsmax Rising Bestsellers – Week of August 2, 2021
The Newsmax Rising Bestsellers list will do more than stimulate your mind. These reads may challenge your beliefs, broaden your perspectives, excite your curiosities, or widen your imagination.
These books may not necessarily appear on the official New York Times list of bestsellers, but they're the ones our Newsmax audience is reading, talking about, sharing with friends, and buying.
Here are the Newsmax Rising Bestsellers for the week of August 2, 2021:
1. “Dear America: Live Like It's 9/12’’ by Graham Allen (Center Street) Allen, a U.S. Army veteran and leading conservative, makes the case that Americans should reflect on the nation as it was on Sept. 12th, 2001 for lessons about our future. On the day after the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked, Americans joined together regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation and were united, he says. And after the events of the last eighteen months — from Covid-19 to racial strife — Allen argues we should look back to remember what unites us. (Nonfiction)
2. “Google Leaks: A Whistleblower's Exposé of Big Tech Censorship’’ by Zach Vorhies and Kent Heckenlively (Skyhorse) Vorhies, who was a senior engineer at Google, discusses the tech giant’s bias, and how the 2016 election of Donald Trump drove them into dangerous ethics breaches. He charges that the American ideal of an honest, hard-fought battle of ideas — when the election is over, shake hands and work together — was ditched in favor of a biased platform. Vorhies also reveals what he says is Google’s six-part plan for complete information dominance. (Nonfiction)
3. The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940 By Susan Ronald (St. Martin’s Press)
This newly-researched bio by American-British historian Susan Ronald reveals the Kennedy patriarch — Ambassador to Great Britain on the eve of World War II — as a Fascist sympathizer and anti-Semite. Initially welcomed by the British, in less than two years Kennedy was loathed by the White House, the State Department and the British Government. Believing firmly that Fascism was the inevitable wave of the future, he consistently misrepresented official U.S. foreign policy internationally as well as direct instructions from FDR himself. (Nonfiction)
4. “WASPS: The Splendors and Miseries of an American Aristocracy’’ by Michael Knox Beran (Pegasus) In this examination of WASP culture through its prominent figures. Beran, a journalist whose work has appeared in National Review and the Wall Street Journal, chronicles the efforts of WASPs to use their position to better the world around them, as well as their struggles to break free from their restrictive culture. The death of George H. W. Bush brought about reflections on the end of patrician WASP culture, where privilege reigned — but so did a genuine desire to use that privilege for public service, he explains. (Nonfiction)
5. “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler’’ by Rebecca Donner (Little, Brown and Company) Donner charts the perilous career of her great-great aunt Mildred Harnack, a Wisconsin woman who moved to 1930s Berlin and joined the resistance after witnessing the Nazis’ rise to power. She helped Jews escape, plotted sabotage and wrote leaflets denouncing Hitler. When World War II erupted, Harnack became a spy, couriering top-secret intelligence to the Allies. Donner uses archives from Germany, Russia, England, and the U.S. as well as family documents, including letters, diary entries and notes smuggled out of a Berlin prison, to tell the story. (Nonfiction)
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