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 July 5, 2021:
1. “Behind the Mask of Facebook: A Whistleblower's Shocking Story of Big Tech Bias and Censorship” by Ryan Hartwig and Kent Heckenlively (Skyhorse) In this Big Tech expose, Hartwig, a former content moderator for Facebook, says he witnessed the social media giant make a monumental shift after the 2016 elections by hiring thousands of U.S.-based moderators to favor leftist viewpoints while suppressing the speech of conservatives. He describes how viral videos of Trump supporters being attacked were removed from the platform, and moderators were told to look for signs of hate speech in Trumps' State of the Union addresses, while at the same time allowing vicious attacks against police, pro-lifers, and straight white males. That spurred him to contact Project Veritas and eventually film many of these actions with a hidden camera for the world to see. (Nonfiction)
2. “Three Days at Camp David: How a Secret Meeting in 1971 Transformed the Global Economy’’ by Jeffrey E. Garten (Harper) The former dean of the Yale School of Management and Undersecretary of Commerce chronicles the August 1971 meeting at Camp David where President Richard Nixon unilaterally ended the last vestiges of the gold standard, breaking the link between gold and the dollar and transforming the entire global monetary system. Garten argues that it opened the way for massive market instability and speculation that has plagued the world economy ever since, but also made possible the gigantic expansion of trade and investment across borders. (Nonfiction)
3. “First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents” by Gary Ginsberg (Grand Central Publishing) A history of the presidential friendships that changed our nation, including Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, who shared a bed for four years during which Speed saved his friend from a crippling depression and worked with him to save the Union; Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson, who convinced the commander in chief to recognize the state of Israel in 1948; and John F. Kennedy and David Ormsby-Gore, who became JFK’s unofficial, but most valued foreign policy advisor. Other presidential friendships chronicled include: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Franklin Pierce and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Bill Clinton and Vernon Jordan. (Nonfiction)
4. “The Dangerous Truth About Today's Marijuana: Johnny Stack's Life and Death Story’’ by Laura Stack (Freiling Publishing) In this cautionary memoir, Laura Stack warns against the dangers of high-potency marijuana she says led to her 19-year-old son’s psychosis, prompting him to leap from a six-story building just weeks after he began his freshman year in college. Stack, who leads a national effort to decrease adolescent marijuana use, cites new scientific research on how today’s potent THC products can lead to mental illness in adolescents, including anxiety, depression, paranoia, psychosis — and tragically, suicide. (Nonfiction)
5. “Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe’’ by Mike Rothmiller and Douglas Thompson (Palazzo Editions) Rothmiller, an ex-LAPD detective who had direct access to hundreds of secret files pertaining to Monroe’s alleged suicide on Aug. 5th 1962, says they show U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy was responsible for her death. He and veteran journalist Thompson detail the actress’s personal involvement with RFK and his brother President John Kennedy and claim there was a widespread conspiracy to protect the Kennedys at all costs. Rothmiller who has advised the White House, the Pentagon, and international crime agencies, insists: "If I presented my evidence in any court of law, I’d get a conviction.” (Nonfiction)
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