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 9, 2021:
1. “Charade: The Covid Lies That Crushed A Nation’’ by David Marcus (Bombardier) Marcus believes the coronavirus crisis led to the most extreme and widespread suspension of constitutional freedoms in American history, despite being based on myths and lies.
He lays out how he says the media and politicians engaged in myths, half-truths, and even flat-out lies to bring about obedience from the populace. Government, media, advertisers, and scientists all sought to set an agenda to strip Americans of their rights, from church attendance to running a business, to how many people can be in a private home.
He argues that Donald Trump was not a villain, Andrew Cuomo was not a hero, and lockdowns did vastly more harm than good. (Nonfiction)
2. “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty Years of Tragedy, Scandal, and Triumph’’ by Ben Schreckinger (Twelve) The author, a national political correspondent for Politico, A deeply reported exploration of Joe Biden, from from the secrets lurking in the deep recesses of Joe's family tree to his son Hunter's foreign deal-making spree.
The publisher states: “Like the Kennedys before them, the Bidens are a tight-knit, idealistic Irish Catholic clan with good looks, dynastic ambitions, and serious personal problems.’’ (Nonfiction)
3. “Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away” by Ann Hagedorn (Simon & Schuster)
The story of George Koval, an American-born Soviet spy who infiltrated the top secret Manhattan Project during World War II and fed highly sensitive information about the development of the atomic bomb to Moscow.
The ultimate sleeper agent, Koval studied at Columbia University, played baseball, loved poetry, and mingled freely with fellow Americans — who never caught on to his secret.
And his treachery paid off: In 1949, Soviet scientists produced a bomb identical to America’s, years earlier than U.S. experts expected. (Nonfiction)
4. “The Cellist’’ by Daniel Silva (Harper) The latest thriller from Silva focuses on the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by Russia.
Legendary American spy Gabriel Allon investigates the nerve gas plot against exiled Soviet pal who is living in London, It leads to a cunning female assassin and a childhood friend of Russia’s president who’s private intelligence agency is planning an unspeakable act of violence that will plunge America into chaos and leave Russia unchallenged. (Fiction)
5. “Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win’’ by Marshall Allen (Portfolio) Allen, an award-winning ProPublica reporter offers a “guerrilla guide’’ to health care for the “millions of Americans are overcharged and underserved while the health care industry makes record profits.’’
He lays out a practical plan for protect against the system's predatory practices. (Nonfiction)
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