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 Feb. 22, 2021:
- "The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben's Mission to Dismantle Hate," by Jori Epstein (Post Hill Press). Glauben was shipped to the Warsaw Ghetto at the age of 15, after the Nazis destroyed his family’s business and murdered his mother, father, and brother. He went onto survive six concentration camps and describes how at war’s end, he made it his life’s work to thwart hate and help people transform adversity into strength. (Nonfiction)
- "Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes" by Ira Rosen (St. Martin's Press). Rosen chronicles his decades as a top producer at CBS' "60 Minutes," detailing the behind-the-scenes dramas at America's most iconic news show. He reveals Mike Wallace's interview secrets as well as his temper that made him infamous. He also shares what happened during his time as senior producer of ABC News' "Primetime Live" and "20/20." Rosen exposes the competitive environment among colleagues like Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters, and the power plays between correspondents Chris Wallace, Anderson Cooper, and Chris Cuomo. (Nonfiction)
- "The York Patrol: The Real Story of Alvin York and the Unsung Heroes Who Made Him World War I's Most Famous Soldier" by James Carl Nelson (William Morrow). Nelson, a renowned World War I historian, details the life of Alvin York, the World War I legend who killed two dozen Germans and captured more than 100. As Nelson reveals, York was a hell-raiser from backwoods Tennessee who had a come-to-Jesus moment, then wrestled with his newfound Christian convictions to become one of the greatest heroes the U.S. Army has. His story would be told by Hollywood in "Sergeant York" starring Gary Cooper. (Nonfiction)
- "Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice" by Thaddeus J. Williams (Zondervan Academic). Williams, who teaches theology at Biola University, argues that God "does not suggest, he commands that we do justice." Following that edict, the author reveals how not everything called "social justice" today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. He reviews the Bible's distinctive takes on such topics as racism, sexuality, socialism, culture war, abortion, tribalism, critical theory, and identity politics. (Nonfiction)
- "The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power" by Deirdre Mask (St. Martin's Press) The author shows throughout history, how addresses have been associated race and class. She looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., ancient Romans, and areas that are still haunted by the Nazis in modern Germany. The flipside of having an address, she says, is not having one, and millions don't. (Nonfiction)
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