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 27, 2022:
1. “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words’’ by Michael Pack & Mark Paoletta (Regnery)
Drawing on historical documents and exclusive interviews, the authors describe Clarence Thomas's rise from a childhood of poverty and prejudice in the segregated South to Supreme Court justice. Born into destitution and abandoned by his father as a child, Thomas triumphed over seemingly insurmountable odds to become one of most influential supremes in American history. (Nonfiction)
2. “The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back Against Progressives' War on Fun’’ by Noah Rothman (Broadside Books)
Rothman, associate editor of Commentary Magazine, argues that The Left used to be the party of the hippies and the free spirits, but now is home to woke scolds and humorless idealogues. These “New Puritans,’’ he says, want power over your thoughts, hobbies, and preferences every minute of your day — and are bent on are ruining the very things which make life worth living with a society full of verbal trip wires and digital witch hunts. He uncovers the historical roots of what he calls The Left’s war on fun, explaining that freedom and personal fulfillment are at the heart of the American experiment.
3. “Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy’’ by Henry Kissinger (Penguin Press)
The former secretary of state under Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford examines the strategies of six great 20th century figures and deliver a unifying theory of leadership and diplomacy. They include: Charles de Gaulle, who set France beside the victorious Allies after World War II and renewed its historic grandeur by “the strategy of will;” Richard Nixon, who helped the U.S. gain a strategic advantage during the Cold War; Anwar Sadat, who brought a vision of peace to the Middle East; and Margaret Thatcher, who renewed Britain’s morale and international position. (Nonfiction)
4. “The School that Escaped the Nazis: The True Story of the Schoolteacher Who Defied Hitler’’ by Deborah Cadbury (PublicAffairs)
In 1933, the same year Hitler came to power, schoolteacher Anna Essinger saved her small, progressive school from Nazi Germany. Having read “Mein Kampf “ and aware of the danger that Hitler’s hate-fueled ideologies posed to her pupils, she hatched a plan literally to smuggle her school to the safety of England bit by bit. This true story features firsthand testimony from surviving pupils, and rare letters, and diaries. (Nonfiction)
5. “Elvis - The Legend: The Authorized Book from the Official Graceland Archive” by Gillian Garr (Mortimer)
Never-before-seen photos of Elvis Presley and his friends and family from the archives of Graceland highlight this new authorized biography of “The King.’’ Also included are reproductions of rare Elvis memorabilia, including personal letters, receipts, telegrams and publicity material and other items which the publisher says provides new insight into the life of a legend. (Nonfiction)
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