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 27, 2021:
1. “Wildland: The Making of America's Fury’’ by Evan Osnos (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the U.S. ― Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL ― to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury that reached a crescendo in 2020, a year of the pandemic, civil unrest, and political turmoil. Reported over six years, Osnos’ book finds answers in the rightward shift of the financial elite in Greenwich, in the collapse of social infrastructure and possibility in Clarksburg, and in the compounded effects of segregation and violence in Chicago. (Nonfiction)
2. “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 a 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, Va. (Nonfiction)
3. “The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It” by Jennifer Moss (Harvard Business Review Press) Workplace well-being expert says people tend to think of burnout as a problem solvable with self-care: more yoga, better breathing techniques, and more resilience. But evidence is mounting, she believes, that applying personal, Band-Aid solutions isn't enough — and that employers must take the lead in developing new anti-burnout strategies.
She chronicles the real causes of burnout and how organizations can stop the chronic stress cycle that an alarming number of workers suffer through. (Nonfiction)
“Trisha's Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family’’ by Trisha Yearwood, Forward by Garth Brooks (Mariner Books) The country music superstar collects 125 of her favorite comfort food recipes, together with family stories and photos.
They include dishes her mother used to make, dishes her beloved mother used to make, her grandma's Million Dollar Cupcakes, plus new recipes like Pasta Pizza Snack Mix and Garth's Teriyaki Bowl. As Trisha explains: "I love to cook now more than I ever have, because for me, cooking is about love. It's sharing a meal with family and friends and talking about our lives.’’ (Nonfiction)
“The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence’’ by Douglas London (Hachette Books) London, a retired CIA operations officer who recruited foreign agents before and after 9/11, describes the state of modern spy craft, how the CIA has developed, and how it must continue to evolve. London’s overseas work involved spotting and identifying targets and building relationships over weeks or months —all the while maintaining various identities, a day job, and wife and kids at home.
Hachette describes it as an “insider’s tale about the state of espionage, a warning about the decline of American intelligence since 9/11 and Iraq, and what can be done to recover.’’ (Nonfiction)
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