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 Nov. 2, 2020:
- “The Essential Scalia: On the Constitution, the Courts, and the Rule of Law’’ by Antonin Scalia (Crown Forum). A collection of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s most significant opinions, speeches, essays, and articles on a variety of legal issues, which include abortion, the right to bear arms, free speech, religious liberty, and marriage. There’s also a foreword by Justice Elena Kagan. (Nonfiction)
- “Where I Come From: Stories From the Deep South’’ by Rick Bragg (Knopf). The Pulitzer Prize winner and Garden & Gun columnist honors the Deep South with this collection of columns on a variety of subjects including the decline of country music, the unbridled excess of Fat Tuesday, and “why any self-respecting southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife.” (Nonfiction)
- “Sicily ’43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe’’ by James Holland (Grove Atlantic). On July 10, 1943, the largest amphibious invasion ever mounted took place — 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops came ashore or were parachuted onto Sicily, signaling the start of the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany on European soil. Holland, a renowned war historian, presents a new perspective on a major turning point in World War II, chronicling a multi-pronged campaign fronted by Generals George Patton and Bernard Montgomery among many others. The author also overturns conventional narratives that have criticized the Sicily campaign, showing how by clearing the island in 38 days against geographical challenges and fierce resistance was an impressive achievement. (Nonfiction)
- “The Patriots: Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the Making of America” by Winston Groom (National Geographic). When the Revolutionary War ended in victory, there remained a stupendous problem: establishing a workable democratic government in the vast, newly independent country. Three key founding fathers played significant roles: John Adams, the brilliant, dour New Englander; Thomas Jefferson, the aristocratic Southern renaissance man; and Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Best-selling author Winston Groom illuminates these men as the patriots fundamentally responsible for the ideas that shaped the emerging United States. (Nonfiction)
- “The Sentinel’’ by Lee Child and Andrew Child (Random House). The 25th Jack Reacher novel in this wildly popular series gets a co-author — Lee Child’s brother Andrew, a fellow thriller scribe. In this one, the nomadic Reacher gets off a bus at the Greyhound station in Nashville without any agenda, although his gut tells him to leave. Not a chance, especially when, not far away, a recently fired man nurses a grudge that will fester into fury — and a desire for payback. (Fiction)
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