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 25, 2020:
1. “Dare to Fly: Simple Lessons in Never Giving Up” by Sen. Martha McSally (William Morrow). This motivational guide by the Arizona Republican and retired Air Force colonel who made history as America’s first female combat jet pilot shares the inner strength and personal principles that have helped her overcome adversity, including embracing fear, transforming doubt and succeeding when you are expected to fail. Initially rejected from Air Force flight school because she was too short, McSally refused to give up, becoming the first woman to command a combat fighter squadron in U.S. history. “Courage isn’t magic or genetics. It is a choice. By choosing to do things afraid, you discover your own power to overcome,” she explains. (Nonfiction)
2. “Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News" by Lisa Napoli (Abrams Press). Napoli traces the history of broadcast news in America and how it morphed from traditional nightly news shows on CBS, ABC and NBC to 24-hour channels and endless breaking news headlines. At the helm is billionaire Ted Turner and his “oddball cast of cable television visionaries, big league rejects, and nonunion newbies’’ who, against all odds, launched CNN in the summer of 1980 and changed the way news was delivered and consumed. (Nonfiction)
3. “The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism" by Susan Berfield (Bloomsbury). Berfield, an investigative reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News, traces banker J. P. Morgan's drive to dominate the railroads, America’s most important industry. Then, a bullet from an anarchist's gun put an end to the business-friendly presidency of William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt entered the White House, convinced that as big business got bigger, the government had to check the influence of the wealthiest or the country would inch ever closer to collapse. Soon, the battle lines were drawn, and a fight that would change the course of the nation’s history ensued. (Nonfiction)
4. “Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family” by Robert Kolker (Doubleday). The Galvins were a midcentury American family with 12 children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia. They became science's great hope to understand the disease as one of the first families studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. Along with the Galvins’ story, the authors offer a shadow history of schizophrenia amid profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. Unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. (Nonfiction)
5. “The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II” by Katherine Sharp Landdeck (Crown). Women played a bigger part in winning World War II than many people know. Landdeck, a licensed pilot and Guggenheim Fellow at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, tells the story of 1,100 women from across the nation who made it through the Army’s rigorous selection process to earn their silver wings and serve their country. While they were banned from fighting, the WASPs, as they were known, trained male pilots for service abroad and ferried bombers across the country. After the war, they joined together again to fight for their recognition as official military veterans. (Nonfiction)
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