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Newsmax Rising Bestsellers — Week of Feb. 15, 2021

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 10:48 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 Feb. 15, 2021:

  1. "First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance" by Annie Jacobsen (Dutton). The veteran investigative journalist delves into the U.S. Department of Defense's quest to build the world's most powerful biometrics database, with the power to identify, monitor, catalog, and police people all over the world. Based on hundreds of declassified documents, FOIA requests, and interviews, the book reveals a post-9/11 Pentagon whose identification machines have grown more capable than the humans who must make sense of them. She also argues the technology has made the agency "so powerful it can cover up its own internal mistakes in pursuit of endless wars." (Nonfiction)
  2. "Who's In Charge of a World That Suffers?: Trusting God in Difficult Circumstances" by Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson). The beloved evangelist offers a message of hope as he turns to the scriptures to address suffering, the place of prayer in suffering, and God's promises for those who suffer. This reissue, originally titled "Till Armageddon," features a new introduction by his son Franklin Graham. (Nonfiction)
  3. "Crisis of the Two Constitutions: The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of American Greatness" by Charles R. Kesler (Encounter Books). Kesler, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and member of the Trump administration's 1776 Commission, argues that the American political system is torn between two rival constitutions, two opposed cultures, and two contrary ways of life. Conservatives rally around the founders' Constitution, while liberals herald a "living Constitution," implying the original is dead or superseded. The author details how we got here and what is at stake in the increasingly divided nation. From former Presidents Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, he asks, what have conservatives learned and where should they go from here? (Nonfiction)
  4. "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need" by Bill Gates (Knopf). The Microsoft cofounder outlines his plan to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions to stop what he believes is the planet's slide to certain environmental disaster. He chronicles the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. (Nonfiction)
  5. "The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution" by Yang Jisheng (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). In a book described by the publisher as "the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail," Jisheng, an independent scholar and former Communist Party member based in mainland China, describes the political landmines that shook the East Asian nation and why it is leaning once more toward a highly centralized power structure and Mao Zedong-style cult of personality. (Nonfiction)

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