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Newsmax Rising Bestsellers – Week of April 20, 2020

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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 April 20, 2020:

1. “A New Ireland: How Europe's Most Conservative Country Became Its Most Liberal’’ by Niall O’Dowd (Skyhorse). Veteran journalist O’Dowd, founder of IrishCentral.com, chronicles the stunning social changes that have swept Ireland, including the legalization of abortion and same sex marriage, the elections of an openly-gay prime minister of Indian descent and two female heads of state, and the erosion of the Catholic Church’s grip on society. The reasons, O’Dowd explains, include anger over the church’s ongoing sex scandals, the ending of the war in Northern Ireland, membership in the European Union, and the influx of American multinational corporations. (Nonfiction)

2. "GameChanger: Trump Card: Turkey & Erdogan" by Erbil Gunasti, with contributions from Daphne Barak (Post Hill Press). The authors argue that Muslim migration will soon change Western civilization — unless President Trump and Turkish President Erdogan work together. They say the U.S. — once the world’s top Christian and Western powerhouse — is being squeezed out by China and India, the number one and two global economies, and challenged by two upcoming Muslim countries, Indonesia and Turkey. But by joining forces, the two leaders can help reestablish a U.S. balance of power. (Nonfiction)

3. “The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke’’ by Sallie Bingham (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Tobacco heiress Doris Duke, who grew up in the jazz age, has been described as the greatest female philanthropist and the very archetype of the modern woman — but she also had an untamable wild streak that prompted FBI director J. Edgar Hoover to warn, “Don’t touch that girl, she’ll burn your fingers.’’ Veteran biographer Bingham, who combed Duke’s long-secret personal papers, reveals her unconventional life as a war correspondent, environmentalist, surfer, collector of Islamic art, and savvy businesswoman who tripled her father’s fortune and gave millions to charity and the arts. Along the way, Duke also established friendships with Jackie Kennedy, Imelda Marcos, and Michael Jackson; flaunted interracial relationships; and adopted a thirty-two year-old woman she believed to be the reincarnation of her deceased daughter. (Nonfiction)

4. “Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley — Making AI Serve Us All’’ by Kevin Scott (Harper Business). Microsoft’s chief technology officer tackles one of the most critical issues facing society: the future of artificial intelligence and how it can be realistically used to promote growth, even in a shifting employment landscape. The author says there are two prevailing stories about AI: for heartland low- and middle-skill workers, a dystopian tale of steadily increasing job destruction; for urban knowledge workers and the professional class, a utopian tale of enhanced productivity and convenience. But he says there is a third way to look at this technology that will revolutionize the workplace and ultimately the world and offers a road map to achieve it. (Nonfiction)

5) “In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's 'Deep State'” by David Rohde (W.W. Norton & Company). To conservatives, the “deep state” is an ever-growing government bureaucracy, an "administrative state" that relentlessly encroaches on the individual rights of Americans. Liberals fear the "military-industrial complex” — a cabal of generals and defense contractors who they believe routinely push the country into endless wars. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rodhe investigates their charges by examining CIA and FBI scandals of the past fifty years — from Cold War abuses, to Abscam, false intelligence about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and NSA mass surveillance. (Nonfiction)

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