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 August 1, 2022:
1. “America, a Redemption Story: Choosing Hope, Creating Unity’’ by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. (Thomas Nelson)
In his new memoir, the first-ever African American senator from South Carolina recounts the formative events of his life alongside inspiring stories of other Americans who have risen above hardship and embodied the values that make the nation great. Scott says, as Americans, we have yet to realize the fullness of our identity and are “in the midst of a story that’s still unfolding’’ with “beautiful opportunities’’ (Nonfiction)
2. “Crisis of Command: How We Lost Trust and Confidence in America's Generals and Politicians” by Stuart Scheller (Knox Press)
Scheller, a decorated Marine who served in Iraq and Beirut, charges that the U.S. acted like the Keystone Cops in a panicked, haphazard exit from Afghanistan — and blasts the military brass behind it, charging that the generals in command frivolously played with the lives of the nation’s service men and women for their own political gain. (Nonfiction)
3. “The College Scam: How America's Universities Are Bankrupting and Brainwashing Away the Future of America's Youth’’ by Charlie Kirk (Winning Team Publishing)
Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA, asks why Americans spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on “useless’’ degrees and allow their children to be indoctrinated by “those who fundamentally disagree with America's greatness.’’ Arguing that “Anti-American ideals are thriving, progressives repress speech, and brainwashing is the norm,’’ Kirk puts the college industry on trial with a 10-count indictment of why academia has lost all credibility. (Nonfiction)
4. “Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld’’ by T.J. English (William Morrow)
Bestselling crime writer English looks at the symbiotic relationship of jazz and the underworld, fostered in some of 20th-century America’s most notorious vice districts. For the first half of the century, English writes, mobsters and musicians enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership. By offering artists like Louis Armstrong, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and Ella Fitzgerald a stage, the mob, including major players Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, and Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, provided opportunities that would not otherwise have existed. (Nonfiction)
5. "The Red Planet: A Natural History of Mars’’ by Simon Morden (Pegasus Books)
As NASA and SpaceX work on plans to launch the first manned rocket to Mars, a top planetary geologist dives into the mysteries, wonders, and history of the Red Planet. As he explains, the fourth planet from the sun came into being 4.5 billion years ago, and has survived the wrath of cataclysmic meteor strikes, explosive volcanoes and long, frozen periods in which its atmosphere steadily thinned, leaking away into space. (Nonfiction)
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