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 Jan. 11, 2021:
- “The New Great Depression: Winners and Losers in a Post-Pandemic World” by James Rickards (Portfolio). The editor of the financial newsletter Strategic Intelligence says the current economic crisis is not like 2008 or even 1929 — but rather the worst in the nation’s history. He predicts that deflation, debt, and demography “will wreck any chance of recovery, and social disorder will follow closely on the heels of market chaos’’ — but also believes knowledgeable investors can survive and even prosper. Drawing on historical case studies, monetary theory, and behind-the-scenes access to the halls of power, Rickards lays out ways for investors to preserve wealth during a time of unrivaled turbulence. (Nonfiction)
- “John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Faith’’ by Patrick Lacroix (University Press of Kansas). Lacroix explores the intersection of religion and politics in the era of John F. Kennedy, the nation’s first Catholic president. He explains how JFK eased long-standing anxieties about Catholic power and came to embrace a nascent "religious left" that supported his civil rights bill and the nuclear test ban treaty. (Nonfiction)
- “Saving Justice” by James Comey (Flatiron Books). Comey, the former FBI director fired by President Trump, draws on long career in federal law enforcement to explore how the U.S. justice system works. He chronicles prosecuting mobsters as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York in the 1980s, grappling with the legalities of anti-terrorism work as the Deputy Attorney General in the early 2000s and navigating his tumultuous stint as FBI director beginning in 2013. (Nonfiction)
- “Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Freedom and Delivered Disaster’’ by Helen Andrews (Sentinel). Andrews, a senior editor at The American Conservative, puts prominent Baby Boomers under the microscope. The publisher says this critical study shows how Steve Jobs “tried to liberate everyone's inner rebel, but unleashed our stultifying digital world of social media and the gig economy,’’ how Camille Paglia “corrupted academia while trying to save it’’ and how Jeffrey Sachs, Al Sharpton, and Sonya Sotomayor “wanted to empower the oppressed but ended up empowering new oppressors.’’ (Nonfiction)
- “Reason to Believe: The Controversial Life of Rabbi Louis Jacobs’’ by Harry Freedman (Bloomsbury Continuum). Judaism expert Freedman recounts the ordeal of Rabbi Louis Jacobs, a world renowned Talmudic scholar who was expected to be named Britain's next Chief Rabbi in 1964. Instead, he was summarily banished from his synagogue over a book he had written in 1957 challenging traditional beliefs in the origins of the Torah. Jacobs became a cause celebre, his congregation resigned en masse and created a new synagogue for him in Abbey Road, the heart of fashionable 1970s London. (Nonfiction)
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