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 14, 2021:
1. “The Chief Witness: Escape from China's Modern-Day Concentration Camps’’ by Sayragul Sauytbay and Alexandra Cavelius (Scribe Publications)
Born in China’s north-western province, Sauytbay trained as a doctor before being appointed a senior civil servant. But her life was upended when authorities locked her up in a notorious penal camp for being Kazakh, one of China’s ethnic minorities. In prison, she gained access to secret information that revealed Beijing’s long-term plans to undermine not only its minorities, but democracies around the world. She escaped to Europe, but still lives under constant threat of reprisal. This memoir reveals the frightening scope of China’s tyrannical ambitions. (Nonfiction)
2. “The Ayurveda Solution to Type 2 Diabetes: A Clinically Proven Program to Balance Blood Sugar in 12 Weeks’’ by Jackie Christensen and Pat Crocker (Humanix Books)
Christensen’s program features an 8-week elimination diet, herbal therapies, dietary guidelines, lifestyle adjustments and recipes by award-winning culinary herbalist Pat Crocker to help ease the symptoms of diabetes and get the blood sugar under control. (Nonfiction)
3. “Citizen Trump: A One Man Show” by Robert Orlando (Post Hill Press)
When writer/director Orlando learned “Citizen Kane’’ was Donald Trump’s favorite film, he found the parallels astonishing and made a Kane-esque documentary about him, noting how Kane and Trump are swaggering masters of media, and claim to stand for the working man. But while Kane was crushed by scandal; Trump was not and triumphed over divorces, bankruptcies, media attacks and political chaos. In a follow-up to his film, the author explores whether Trump’s failed re-election has ended his star power. (Nonfiction)
4. “Breaking Blue: Real Life Stories of Cops Falsely Accused’’ by Sean “Sticks’’ Larkin with Michael Lewis (Law&Crime)
Body cam and dash cam footage has cleared people initially accused of wrongdoing, but it can also be used to clear police falsely accused of misdeeds. Larkin of the Tulsa Police Department Gang Unit and host of A&E show “Live PD’’ presents real stories of officers falsely accused and cleared — including his own. Videos, Larkin argues, can often prove officers did not cross a line as sometimes they are alleged to have done. (Nonfiction)
5. “The Man in the Arena: From Fighting ISIS to Fighting for My Freedom’’ by Eddie Gallagher, Andrea Gallagher with Andy Symonds (Ballast Books)
In 2018, Gallagher, a Navy SEAL Chief and decorated combat veteran with nine deployments to war zones in Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq, describes his ordeal after being arrested and tried for war crimes he insists were false claims invented by disgruntled members of his platoon. Gallagher was cleared of all but one charge by a military jury in July, and President Trump intervened to restore his rank. His wife Andrea, who co-authored, writes:
"People always tell me, if our life was a movie, no one would believe it."
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