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 September 20, 2021:
1. "Robert E. Lee: A Life'' by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf) The historian and best-selling author of ''Gettysburg" views Confederate general Robert E. Lee as one of the most complex and confounding figures in American history. He describes how Lee betrayed his nation by shucking his sworn duties as an Army officer to instead defend his home state of Virginia and uphold the slave system he claimed to oppose. According to the author, Lee did consider slavery immoral, but continued to back it because he benefited from inherited slaves. The book is being released just weeks after a historic statue of Lee was removed in Richmond, Virginia. (Nonfiction)
2. ''Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic'' by Scott Gottlieb, MD (Harper) Gottlieb, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during the Trump administration, shows how COVID-19bwas able to trounce America’s pandemic preparations and outlines the steps that must be taken to protect against the next outbreak. He also provides an inside account of how level after level of American government crumbled as the COVID-19 crisis advanced, leading to a system-wide failure across government institutions left the nation blind to the threat, and unable to mount an effective response. (Nonfiction)
3. ''The Long War: The Inside Story of America and Afghanistan Since 9/11'' by David Loyn (St. Martin’s Press) With all American troops out of Afghanistan, Loyn’s new book focuses on the rocky relationship between the U.S. and Afghanistan since 9/11. But just as the U.S. pulled out soldiers and diplomats pulled out of Afghanistan, supposedly concluding their role and responsibility in the two-decade conflict, the country fell to the Taliban. Loyn uncovers the political and military strategies — and failures — that prolonged America’s longest war. (Nonfiction)
4. ''True Raiders: The Untold Story of the 1909 Expedition to Find the Legendary Ark of the Covenant'' by Brad Ricca (St. Martin’s Press) The untold true story of Monty Parker, a rogue British nobleman who, after being dared to do so by Ava Astor, the so-called "most beautiful woman in the world," headed a secret 1909 expedition to Jerusalem to find the fabled Ark of the Covenant. Ricca’s research includes recently uncovered records from the original expedition and several newly translated sources. (Nonfiction)
5. ''The Liver Cure: Natural Solutions for Liver Health to Target Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Diabetes, Inflammation, Stress & Fatigue, Skin Conditions, and Many More,'' by Russell L. Blaylock, MD, with Charlotte Libov (Humanix Books) Blaylock calls the liver the most overlooked and misunderstood of all our body’s organs, the site for the body’s most powerful detoxification. But over the years, he says, an unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle choices, and environmental toxics can take its toll on liver health. In this book, the physician outlines what you can do to protect it. (Nonfiction)
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