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Newsmax Rising Bestsellers – Week of April 13, 2020

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Monday, 13 April 2020 11:15 AM

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 even buying.

Here are the Newsmax Rising Bestsellers for the week of April 13, 2020:

1. “The End of October’’ by Lawrence Wright (Knopf). The Pulitzer Prize winning author couldn’t have known when he wrote this medical thriller that a pandemic would soon envelop the world. But his plot is eerily similar to what’s happening now as a doctor races to find the origins of and cure for a mysterious killer virus bringing the world to its knees. The book is also packed with a detailed history of viral diseases that have shaken mankind. (Fiction)

2. “Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, and Live Fearlessly” by Evy Poumpouras (Atria Books). The former Secret Service agent, Medal of Valor winner and star of Bravo’s “Spy Games” shares lessons she learned from protecting three presidents. She demonstrates how to overcome everyday fears, have difficult conversations, know who to trust, influence situations, and prepare for the unexpected. Ultimately, according to Poumpouras, true strength is found in the mind, not the body. (Non-fiction)

3. “The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power” by Deirdre Mask (St. Martin’s Press). Mask, a Harvard Law graduate, chronicles popular history of how streets got their names, houses their numbers, and what it reveals about class, race, power, and identity. She looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., the way-finding means of ancient Romans, and how the names of Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany. And Mask also tackles what it means not have an address, including those who live in the slums of Kolkata, India, and on the streets of London. (Non-fiction)

4. “Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington’’ by Ted Widmer (Simon & Schuster). As a divided United States plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, president-elect Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration—an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent by any means necessary. Drawing on new research, this account reveals Lincoln as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, foiling an assassination attempt, and forging an unbreakable bond with the American people. During his journey, Widmer argues, Lincoln discovered an inner strength, which only deepened as his presidency moved forward. (Non-fiction)

5. “Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline” by Loretta Lynn (Grand Central Publishing). The country music legend delves into the “never-before-told complete story’' of her close friendship with fellow artist Patsy Cline, who scored with “Crazy” and “Walkin’ After Midnight,’’ before perishing in a plane crash in 1963. Set in the heady streets of the 1960s South, the memoir looks at “two stubborn, spirited country gals who'd be damned if they'd let men or convention tell them how to be.’’ Lynn also describes how Nashville blossomed into the city of music it is today. (Non-fiction)

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