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 May 9, 2022:
1. “After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul’’ by Tripp Mickle (William Morrow) Wall Street Journal reporter Mickle provides evidence that Apple lost its polish after the passing of Steve Jobs and the appointment of top lieutenants to run multibillion dollar tech company. His research shows how Apple’s innovative spirit vanished. It has not designed a new category of device in years and is now more operational than groundbreaking. (Nonfiction)
2. “Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History’’ by Jeff Nussbaum (Flatiron Books) Nussbaum, a political speechwriter, looks at notable speeches that were never delivered, showing what could have been if history had gone down a different path. They include Dwight Eisenhower’s apology for a D-Day failure, Richard Nixon’s refusal to resign the presidency, Hillary Clinton’s acceptance for a 2016 victory, and the remarks Condoleezza Rice was supposed to have made about the Bush Administration’s Foreign Policy on 9/11. (Nonfiction)
3. “Actively Unwoke: The Ultimate Guide for Fighting Back Against the Woke Insanity in Your Life” by Karlyn Borysenko (Bombardier Books) Borysenko, a psychologist turned unwoke activist, argues that the woke have taken over every major institution in America — schools and universities, corporate America, the media, and the government. She says while these authoritarians claim to represent “social justice, ” what they really want is a cultural revolution. Borysenko looks at ways real people have fought back against the “greatest existential threat of our time.’’ (Nonfiction)
4. “Damn Lucky: One Man's Courage During the Bloodiest Military Campaign in Aviation History’’ by Kevin Maurer (St. Martin’s Press) A vivid account of the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history as seen through the eyes of U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. John Luckadoo, who commandeered his B-17 Flying Fortress over France and Germany on bombing runs devised to destroy the Nazi war machine. With a shrapnel torn Bible in his flight jacket pocket and his girlfriend’s silk stocking around his neck like a scarf as talismans, Luckadoo dodged Luftwaffe fighters and anti-aircraft flak while enduring subzero temperatures to complete 25 missions and his combat service. Drawn from Luckadoo’s first-hand accounts. (Nonfiction)
5. “22 Seconds’'
by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown and Company) The latest high-octane thriller from bestselling author James Patterson. In this one, California police Sgt. Lindsay Boxer gets wind of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before she can act, her top informant warns her about the dangers: crooked former cops, professional hits, and a string of victims with the words, “You talk, you die,” scrawled on their bodies. (Fiction)
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