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Newsmax Rising Bestsellers — Week of July 20, 2020

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Monday, 20 July 2020 10:14 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 buying.

Here are the Newsmax Rising Bestsellers for the week of July 20, 2020:

  1. “Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground” by Jordan Blashek and Christopher Haugh (Little, Brown and Company). In the year before Donald Trump was elected president, Jordan Blashek, a Republican Marine, and Chris Haugh, a Democrat and onetime Obama White House intern, form an unlikely friendship out of their political differences and embark on a three-year, cross-country road trip through 44 states to “find out exactly where the American experiment stands at the close of the second decade of the 21st century.” (Nonfiction)
  2. “The Answer Is . . .: Reflections on My Life’’ by Alex Trebek (Simon & Schuster). The beloved host of “Jeopardy!’’ — who turns 80 on July 22 — tells his life story, along with candid reflections on marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality, and philanthropy. Trebek, who rose from hosting a Canadian knockoff of “American Bandstand’’ called “Music Hop” in the 1960s, to become America’s most recognized game show impresario, also fields the questions he gets asked most often by fans, such as what prompted him to shave his signature mustache and his opinion of Will Ferrell’s “Saturday Night Live” impression. And he also addresses his valiant health struggles after being diagnosed last year with stage four pancreatic cancer. (Nonfiction)
  3. “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet” by Bjorn Lomborg (Basic Books). Lomborg, a visiting professor at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University who is known as the “skeptical environmentalist,” argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than good. Climate change is real, he says, but it's not the apocalyptic threat that we've been told it is. According to the author, projections of Earth's imminent demise are based on bad science and even worse economics — and in panic, world leaders have committed to wildly expensive but largely ineffective policies that hamper growth and crowd out more pressing investments in human capital, from immunization to education. (Nonfiction)
  4. “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics That Divide America’’ by Governor Larry Hogan and Ellis Henican (BenBella Books). Hogan, the rookie Republican governor of deep-blue Maryland, describes his rise from common-sense businessman to leader of the Old Line State and how he saved it from fiscal catastrophe, winning praise from Democrats, Republicans and independents. But none of that prepared him for the life-threatening challenge he would have to face next: a highly aggressive form of late-stage cancer. (Nonfiction)
  5. “The Hardhat Riot: Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working-Class Revolution” by David Paul Kuhn (Oxford University Press). Kuhn chronicles the history of how Democrats lost the working class. In May 1970, four days after Kent State, construction workers chased students through downtown Manhattan, beating scores of protesters bloody. As hardhats clashed with hippies, Kuhn argues, it soon became clear that something larger was underway — Democrats were at war with themselves, with the white working class first turning against liberalism. What emerges is a class conflict between two newly polarized Americas, which all boiled over on one brutal day. (Nonfiction)

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