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 June 8, 2020:
- “United States of Socialism: Who's Behind It. Why It's Evil. How to Stop It’’ by Dinesh D’Souza (All Points Books). The conservative writer and filmmaker argues that today’s socialism advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar and Elizabeth Warren is very different from the socialism of Lenin, Mao and Castro. Rather, he says, it’s “identity socialism,” a marriage between classic socialism and identity politics, whose typical supporters are not a working-class union members but Black Lives Matter activists, transgender militants or prophets of environmental apocalypse. He makes the moral case for entrepreneurs and the free market, and portrays President Trump as the exemplar of capitalism and the most effective political leader of the battle against socialism. (Nonfiction)
- "BLITZ: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win’’ by David Horowitz (Humanix Books). The best-selling conservative activist chronicles "the brutal battles, bitter backlash, and leftwing lies President Trump has faced as Democrats repeatedly try to sabotage his presidency.’’ He says the “effort to remove and destroy our duly elected President may be the greatest challenge America has faced since the Civil War.’’ Despite the turmoil, Horowitz believes Trump will “steamroll this opposition in November’’ and explains how he’ll achieve it. (Nonfiction)
- “Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler's Plot to Kill FDR, Churchill, and Stalin” By Howard Blum (Harper). Blum chronicles a secret Nazi plot to kill the leaders of the U.S., U.K. and U.S.S.R. as the trio met for a clandestine conference in Tehran in 1943. With no margin for error, Secret Service agent Mike Reilly, Secret Service detail — a man from a Montana silver mining town who describes himself as “an Irish cop with more muscle than brains” — works with a Soviet double agent in a race against the clock to stop a heavily-armed team of assassins and prevent a world catastrophe. (Nonfiction)
- “No Time For Spectators: The Lessons That Mattered Most From West Point To The West Wing” by Martin E. Dempsey (Missionday). The retired U.S. Army general who served as the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, takes readers behind the closed doors of the Situation Room, onto the battlefields of Iraq, and to the East German border at the height of the Cold War. He contends that relationships between leaders and followers are most productive when based on certain key mutual expectations. He argues that life is not a spectator sport, especially not now when issues are so complex, information is so pervasive, scrutiny is so intense, and the stakes are so high. (Nonfiction)
- “Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World’’ by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss (Avid Reader Press). The veteran journalists present a behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima, which was ordered by Harry Truman after FDR’s death. The authors detail how Truman — who had been kept out of war planning and knew nothing of the top-secret “Manhattan Project’’ to develop the world’s first atomic bomb — was forced to confront one of the most consequential decisions in world history, wrestling with the devastating carnage that would result. They also look at the lives of the scientists and soldiers involved in the attack and ordinary American and Japanese civilians it affected, including 10-year-old Hideko Tamura, who survived the blast but lost her mother and later immigrated to the U.S. where she lives today. (Nonfiction)
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