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 28, 2021:
1. “The War on Small Business: How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America’’ by Carol Roth (Broadside Books) Roth, an entrepreneur, says government bureaucrats have been looking for ways to destroy small businesses while propping up Wall Street — and finally had their chance with Covid-19. She describes how small business owners were thrown in jail for trying to make a living and how their individual rights were crushed. She also uses the book to warn Americans if they don’t wake up and stop it, “politicians will continue to produce policies that intensify their war on small business and all that stands in the way of centralized power and control.’’ (Nonfiction)
2. “Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War” by Jeff Shesol (W. W. Norton & Company) The story of John Glenn’s epic orbital flight in 1962 that put America back into the space race. If the U.S. couldn’t catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War ― a perilous time when the Soviet Union built the Berlin Wall, tested nuclear bombs, and beat America in every major milestone in space. That changed when Glenn blasted into orbit aboard Friendship 7, calming the fears of the free world and renewing America’s sense of self-belief. The author draws on new archival sources, personal interviews, and previously unpublished notes by Glenn himself. (Nonfiction)
3. “The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America’’ by Bill Bratton and Peter Knobler (Penguin Press) Bratton, who served as police commissioner in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, examines the progress of policing over the past fifty years — the good and the bad. And he describes how he and his team of law enforcement experts created the revolutionary program CompStat, considered the Big Bang of modern data-driven policing. He also unveils his vision for the future of American policing he says the nation sorely needs. (Nonfiction)
4. “The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor’’ by Eddie Jaku (Harper) Born in Leipzig, Germany, Eddie Jaku was imprisoned with thousands of other Jews in concentration camps. For seven years, he survived the horrors of Buchenwald and Auschwitz. But during a forced death march during the Third Reich’s final days, Jaku escaped and was rescued by allied forces Overwhelming grateful, he made a promise: he would smile every day in thanks for the precious gift he was given and to honor the six million Jews murdered by Hitler. Today, at 100 years of age, despite all he suffered, Eddie calls himself the “happiest man on earth.” In this heartfelt memoir, he reflects on how he has led his best possible life, talking warmly and openly about the power of gratitude, tolerance, and kindness. (Nonfiction)
5. “Willie Nelson's Letters to America’’ by Willie Nelson with Turk Pipkin (Harper Horizon) The 88-year-old country music legend shares his thoughts about America in a series of letters. He also tips his hat to Americans past, present, and future, his closest family members, and his personal heroes, from the nation’s founding fathers to the leaders of future generations.
Willie’s letters are rounded out with the lyrics to some of his most famous and insightful songs, including “Let Me Be a Man,” “Family Bible,” “Summer of Roses,” “Me and Paul,” and “Yesterday's Wine.” (Nonfiction)
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