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 October 18, 2021:
1. “War By Other Means: A General in the Trump White House’’ by Keith Kellogg (Regnery)
President Donald Trump’s national security advisor argues that “radicals’’ attacking Trump’s legacy are sacrificing sound policy to politics.
In this memoir, Kellogg reveals how Trump’s “America First” policies strengthened the nation after President Obama’s eight-year “apology’’ tour; why the president’s tough approach to China worked —and why future administrations must continue to take the China threat seriously; how withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the strike on General Soleimani slowed the spread of radical Islamist terror; and why Democrats’ appeasement policies are courting disaster for America and the world. (Nonfiction)
2. “A Season in the Sun: The Inside Story of Bruce Arians, Tom Brady, and the Making of a Champion’’ by Lars Anderson (William Morrow)
A behind-the-scenes account of how Coach Bruce Arians, Tom Brady, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came together to deliver one of the greatest Super Bowl victories in NFL history, demolishing the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.
It includes new details of the Bucs’ plan to hire six-time Super Bowl champ Brady — 43, a free-agent and nearing the age of football mortality — in a go-for-broke bid to end its reputation as an historically hapless franchise. (Nonfiction)
3. “The Digital Silk Road: China’s Quest to Wire the World and Win the Future’’ by Jonathan E. Hillman (Harper Business) China’s Digital Silk Road aims to wire the world and rewrite the global order. Taking readers inside China’s surveillance state, rural America and Africa’s megacities, Hillman explores the economic and strategic consequences of a future in which all routers lead to Beijing.
If China becomes the world’s chief network operator, it could reap a commercial and strategic windfall, the author says, including many advantages currently enjoyed by the United States.
But winning the battle for tomorrow’s networks will require the U.S. to innovate and take greater risks in emerging markets. According to Hillman, networks create large winners, and this is a contest America cannot afford to lose. (Nonfiction)
4. “The Centrist Solution: How We Made Government Work and Can Make It Work Again’’ by Senator Joseph Lieberman (Diversion Books) Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-Independent, looks back on his forty years in elective office from the Vietnam War era to the Obama Administration, discussing how effective government is achieved through centrism and compromise.
He focuses on ten milestones of centrist success during his time in government — from the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the repeal of the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, along with a vice presidential run with Al Gore, and being vetted by John McCain to be his potential running mate on the 2008 Republican Ticket. (Nonfiction)
5. “Conspiracy U: A Case Study’’ by Scott A. Shay (Post Hill Press) Shay, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for 2018’s “In Good Faith,’’ presents a case study of his alma mater, Northwestern University, to challenge the proliferation of anti-Zionist conspiracy theories championed on college campuses by both the far right and far left.
Shay tackles the thorny question of how otherwise brilliant minds willingly embrace patent falsehoods. He explains why Zionism, the movement for Jewish national self-determination, has become the focal point for both far-right and far-left conspiracy theories.
Post Hill Press describes the title as “an urgent wake-up call for everyone who cares about the future of civil society and is concerned that universities today are failing at teaching students how to strive for truth but rather guiding students to blindly trust theories driven by ideology.
The book provides a roadmap for reform based on universal moral and intellectual standards and offers a way out of the culture wars that are ripping America apart.’’ (Nonfiction)
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