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 13, 2021:
1. “Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy” by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking) The noted historian re-traces Washington’s journeys through all thirteen former colonies to talk to citizens about the new government and the idea of everybody now being an American.
He follows the first president’s excursions from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York; a month-long tour of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island; a venture onto Long Island and eventually across Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
The narrative moves between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries as we see the country through both Washington's and Philbrick's eyes. (Nonfiction)
2. “The Raging 2020s: Companies, Countries, People - and the Fight for Our Future” by Alec Ross (Henry Holt and Company) Ross, one of the world’s leading experts on innovation, proposes a new social contract to restore the balance of power between government, citizens and business.
He says the lines retail behemoths like Walmart and the Halls of Congress have become razor-thin, and private companies have begun to behave like nations.
Through interviews with the world’s most influential thinkers and stories of corporate activism and malfeasance, government failure and renewal, and innovative economic and political models, Ross says his plan will reset the equilibrium between corporations, the governing, and the governed. (Nonfiction)
3. “1984: The Graphic Novel’’ by George Orwell, Fido Nesti (Illustrator) (Mariner Books)
George Orwell’s famed 1949 novel — about a repressive, totalitarian regime in which an unseen ruler named Big Brother enjoys iron-fisted power and spies on everybody — gets the graphic novel treatment for the very first time. Illustrator Nesti — whose cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker — uses sparse black and white drawings and 1950s imagery to enhance Orwell’s futuristic nightmare. (Fiction)
4. “Graceland, At Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache From the American South’’ by Margaret Renkl (Milkweed Editions) The Nashville-based New York Times columnist presents more than 60 of her essays pertaining to life in the American South. The publisher calls Renkl’s prose “a dose of natural beauty, human decency, and persistent hope,’’ as she discusses the complexities of her homeland and how much more there is to this tangled region than many people understand. (Nonfiction)
5. “Why I Trust the Bible: Answers to Real Questions and Doubts People Have About the Bible’’ by William D. Mounce (Zondervan) The noted Bible scholar and translator says the Bible is better attested and more defensible today than it ever has been.
Questions about the Bible are perhaps the most significant challenge confronting Christian faith today, he says, but can be answered well and in a way which will lead to a deeper appreciation for the truth and ongoing relevance of the Bible. (Nonfiction)
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