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 11, 2021:
1. “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections” by Mollie Hemingway (Regnery)
Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist, reviews the turbulence of the 2020 presidential election, arguing that it capped a four-year campaign by Democrats to destroy the Trump presidency, and was aided the media which portrayed a Democratic victory as necessary and inevitable.
Big Tech, wielding unprecedented powers, also chimed in by vaporizing dissent and erasing damning reports about the Biden family's corruption, she says.
The author interviews campaign officials, reporters, Supreme Court justices, and President Donald Trump himself to expose what she calls the Democrats' historic power-grab. (Nonfiction)
2. “AM I CRAZY?: An Unapologetic Patriot Takes on the Insanity of Today's Woke World’’ by Chad Prather (Humanix Books)
Prather, a comedian, country music star, and candidate for governor of Texas, applies his cowboy philosophy to life.
Dubbed by fans as “a modern-day Will Rogers” Prather discusses kids, wives, jobs, religion, politics and social media with honesty and with tongue-firmly-in-cheek.
To Prather, it boils down to the following, “Am I crazy, or is the world crazy?’’
He asks, "Whatever happened to decency, hard work, and a sharing of the basic values that made us great in the first place?
"When did it become unfashionable to believe in God, to go to church on Sunday, or to send our ‘thoughts and prayers’ toward those having a difficult time?
"When did it become child abuse to spank your kids, instead of child abuse to avoid it? Why do we have such visceral reactions to politics when — by and large — we know so little about how it actually works?"
He addresses those issues and more with laugh-out-loud humor. (Nonfiction)
3. “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities’’ by Michael Shellenberger (Harper)
Shellenberger, an environmental journalist, saysprogressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime — but in cities they control, they’ve made those problems worse because of progressive policies.
He zeroes in on the West Coast cities of San Francisco Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, which he says have gone beyond merely tolerating homelessness, drug dealing, and crime to actively enabling them.
In this book, he argues that the underlying problem isn’t a lack of housing or money for social programs, but an ideology that designates some people, by identity or experience, as victims entitled to destructive behaviors.
The result is an undermining of the values that make cities, and civilization itself, possible. (Nonfiction)
4. “The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power’’ by Jacob Helberg (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster)
From 2016-2020, Helberg led Google’s global internal product policy efforts to combat disinformation and foreign interference and found himself in the middle of an escalating two-front technology cold war between democracy and autocracy.
He believes a high-stakes global cyberwar is brewing between Western democracies and the autocracies of China and Russia, one that could potentially crush democracy.
Without a firm partnership with the government, Helberg writes, Silicon Valley is unable to protect democracy from the autocrats looking to sabotage it from Beijing to Moscow to Tehran. (Nonfiction)
5. “Silverview” by John le Carré (Viking)
The final book from the famed espionage novelist who died last December.
In this one, Julian Lawndsley renounces his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in an small English seaside town called Silverview.
But a few months later, he’s accosted by a Polish émigré who seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.
When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigation leads straight to Silverview. (Fiction)
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