Newsmax Rising Bestsellers – Week of May 30, 2022
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 6, 2022:
1. “Scorpions' Dance: The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate’’ by Jefferson Morley (St. Martin’s Press)
A new perspective on Richard Nixon’s downfall, with investigative journalist Morley arguing it was the end result of his deadly power struggle with CIA Director Richard Helms. Nixon and Helms, both 1950s Cold War warriors, knew secrets about the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and CIA plots to remove Fidel Castro and other leaders in Latin America. And both had enough information on each other to ruin their careers. Morley says that after the Watergate burglary, Nixon — desperate to stop an FBI investigation — sought Helms' support in getting the CIA to intervene, a quest that resulted in both circling each other like scorpions. (Nonfiction)
2. "Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial” by Corban Addison, forward by John Grisham (Knopf)
The true story of a close-knit neighborhood on North Carolina’s the coastal plain which — sick of the unending pollution caused by large-scale farming — hires a team of tenacious lawyers to battle one of the world’s most powerful companies. Will they be able to force a seemingly invincible corporation to change and restore the heritage of a long-suffering community? Addison introduces a quirky cast of memorable characters from both sides to tell the story — one that ends with a shock verdict. (Nonfiction)
3. “The Interrupted Journey: Two Lost Hours Aboard a UFO: The Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill’’ by John G. Fuller (Vintage)
Coinciding with the House’s new investigation into UFOs, Vintage has republished this long out-of-print bestseller about the world’s most famous “alien abduction” case. On a summer night in 1961, Betty and Barney Hill were driving home through New Hampshire when a bright object appeared in the sky and began following them. The following day, the Hills realized they couldn’t remember anything from almost two hours of their drive. Time itself had disappeared, so the couple began looking for help. Under psychotherapy and hypnosis, both separately gave nearly identical accounts of being forced onto an alien spacecraft where they were subjected to various medical tests and then released. The veracity of their tale is still being debated some 60 years later. (Nonfiction)
4. “Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself’’ by Tim Kennedy and Nick Palmisciano (Atria Books)
Kennedy, a decorated Green Beret sniper and UFC headliner, recounts his life on the edge and offers lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms to emerge a stronger person. His triumphs include multiple combat missions in Afghanistan, hunting human traffickers, building an elementary school in Texas, and creating two multimillion-dollar businesses. But he was also kicked off a police force, fired as a firefighter and EMT, and got two women pregnant four days apart. As he explains, his years of “dumb, violent, embarrassing’’ behavior forced him to reevaluate his life and rebuild it to help others. (Nonfiction)
5. “The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler’’ by David I. Kertzer (Random House)
Kertzer, a Pulitzer winning historian, studied never-before-seen Vatican documents that suggest Pope Pius XII set aside his moral leadership to preserve the church’s power during World War II, repeatedly bending to the wills of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The new expose is likely to put pressure on the Vatican and its controversial plans to canonize Pius, who died in 1958. (Nonfiction)
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