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Newsmax Rising Bestsellers — Week of Feb. 17, 2020

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Monday, 17 February 2020 10:14 AM

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 even buying.

Here are the Newsmax Rising Bestsellers for the week of Feb. 17th 2020:

  1. "Relentless: Unleashing a Life of Purpose, Grit, and Faith," by John Tesh (Thomas Nelson). In this memoir, the veteran TV newsman, acclaimed pianist, and composer candidly reviews his bumpy road to success — including being suspended from college, living homeless for months, and facing a deadly disease. In 2015, he fought and received treatment for a stage 3 cancer diagnosis, but when the cancer returned, he and his wife, actress Connie Sellecca, turned to relentless faith and divine healing scriptures to manifest a victory over the disease. Always upbeat, Tesh maintains that obstacles create opportunity and focus, grit, and perseverance allow him to master his goals in the face of adversity. (Nonfiction)
  2. "The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond," by George Friedman (Doubleday). Friedman, a geopolitical forecaster and international affairs strategist, says America's next decade will bring dramatic upheaval, reshaping of Washington, foreign policy, economics, and culture. The United States, he says, may have to endure conflict, but it will ultimately be stronger and more stable. In his analysis, he covers issues such as the size and scope of the federal government, the future of marriage, shifts in corporate structures, and new cultural trends based on longer life expectancies. (Nonfiction)
  3. "Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote," by Craig Fehrman (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster). A behind-the-scenes look at the literary side of our commanders in chief, and the impact their books have had on American history. The long roster includes George Washington's "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation,'' Abraham Lincoln's "Political Debates," Thomas Jefferson's "Notes on the State of Virginia," Teddy Roosevelt's "The Rough Riders," Harry Truman's "Memoirs,'' Ronald Reagan's "The Reagan Diaries,'' Jimmy Cater's "The Hornet's Nest," Barack Obama's "Dreams from My Father," Donald Trump's "The Art of the Deal',' and many more. (Nonfiction)
  4. "The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz," by Erik Larson (Crown). The award-winning author of "The Devil in the White City" and "Dead Wake" zeroes in on Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. On Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium and soon launched a relentless bombing on the United Kingdom, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally, willing to fight to the end. Larson reveals how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless" during their darkest hour. (Nonfiction)
  5. "Conviction Machine: Standing Up to Prosecutorial Abuse," by Sidney Powell and Harvey A. Silverglate (Encounter Books). Powell, a former federal prosecutor, and Silverglate, a criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, expose how the federal criminal justice system is so stacked in favor of the government that shocking numbers of innocent people have been sent to prison. They point out the problems within the Department of Justice and in the federal courts — overzealous prosecutors, perjury traps, negligent judges, perverse limits on self-defense, vague and overabundant criminal statutes, insufficient requirements for criminal intent, no accountability for prosecutors — and offer a blueprint for reform. (Nonfiction)

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