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Newsmax Rising Bestsellers – Week of Nov. 23, 2020

Newsmax Rising Bestsellers – Week of Nov. 23, 2020

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 09:11 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 Nov. 23, 2020:

1. “Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court’’ by Ilya Shapiro (Gateway Editions). Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, outlines the brutal confirmation battles America saw over Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh and says they are symptoms of a larger problem with our third branch of government — a problem that began long before Kavanaugh, Merrick Garland, Clarence Thomas, or even Robert Bork: the courts’ own self-corruption, aiding and abetting the expansion of federal power. He explores the unknown history of fiercely partisan judicial nominations and the reform proposals that could return the Supreme Court to its proper constitutional role. Shapiro argues that only when the Court begins to rebalance constitutional order, curb administrative overreach, and return power back to the states will the bitter partisan war to control the judiciary finally end. (Nonfiction)

2. “Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation’’ by Anne Helen Peterson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Peterson, a former academic, presents an “incendiary examination of burnout in millennials.’’ She says burnout is a definitional condition for the millennial generation, born out of distrust in the institutions that have failed us, the unrealistic expectations of the modern workplace, and a sharp uptick in anxiety and hopelessness exacerbated by the constant pressure to “perform” our lives online. (Nonfiction)

3. “First and Always: A New Portrait of George Washington’’ by Peter Henriques (University of Virginia Press). Henriques, a professor of History, Emeritus, at George Mason University, paints Washington as a flesh-and-blood, warts-and-all leader. He describes what made him so remarkable and admirable leader, while also chronicling how Washington mistreated some of his enslaved workers, engaged in extreme partisanship, and responded with excessive sensitivity to criticism. Henriques portrays a Washington deeply ambitious and always hungry for public adoration, even as he disclaimed such desires. (Nonfiction)

4. “The Bible Recap: A One-Year Guide to Reading and Understanding the Entire Bible’’ by Tara-Leigh Cobble (Bethany House). Cobble, host of the popular Bible Recap podcast, asks: Have you ever closed your Bible and thought, What did I just read? or thought it was confusing or impersonal? She walks readers through a one-year chronological Bible reading plan and explains each day's passage in an easy-to-understand way. Emphasizing how God's character can be seen throughout Scripture, the recaps are simple and short yet deep enough to help readers understand the hard parts and press into knowing God better. (Nonfiction)

5. “The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health — and How We Must Adapt’’ by Sinan Aral (Currancy). Aral, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and head of MIT’s Social Analytics Lab, examines the biggest, most powerful social networks to find out how much they shape our choices, for better or worse. He shows how the tech behind social media offers the same set of behavior-influencing levers to both Russian hackers and brand marketers, which is why its consequences affect everything from elections to business, dating to health. Aral also covers the neuroscience of how social media affects our brains, the real consequences of fake news, the power of social ratings, and the impact of social media on our children. (Nonfiction) 

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