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 Aug. 10, 2020:
- "The Case Against Masks: Ten Reasons Why Mask Use Should Be Limited" by Dr. Judy Mikovits and Kent Heckenlively (Skyhorse). Mikovits, who spent 20 years at the National Cancer Institute, and Heckenlively, a science teacher and attorney, review the evidence for and against widespread public masking as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayo Clinic, “New England Journal of Medicine” and “The Lancet.” They weigh whether mandatory mask rules are a reasonable response to current circumstances or a dramatic overreach, which in many cases might make the situation even worse. (Nonfiction)
- "How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions" by Susan Eisenhower (Thomas Dunne Books). Eisenhower’s granddaughter, a Washington, D.C., policy strategist, reviews the feted general and 34th president’s leadership through historic events including D-Day, the desegregation of Little Rock’s public schools, the Korean War, Cold War, Red Scare and Missile Gap controversies. She argues that he was able to give our country peace and prosperity by relying on a core set of principles informed by his heritage, upbringing, strong character and personal discipline. (Nonfiction)
- "Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy" by Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman (St. Martin’s Press). The authors take a look at five moments in history when democracy was under siege: the 1790s, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, the Depression, and Watergate. Mettler and Lieberman say these episodes posed profound, even fatal, damage to the American democratic experiment via political polarization, racism, nativism, economic inequality and excessive executive power — and yet, the republic survived. Alarmingly, they argue, all four conditions now exist in American politics, and could pose a grave moment for democracy. But by revisiting how earlier generations of Americans faced threats to the Constitution, the nation can "chart a path toward repairing our civic fabric and renewing democracy." (Nonfiction)
- "What Really Happened: The Death of Hitler" by Robert J. Hutchinson (Regnery History). Hutchinson, an award-winning historian, explores the ongoing stories that Adolph Hitler did not commit suicide in a bunker in 1945. Among the theories he looks at are that the dictator faked his death by using a body double and escaped, perhaps to Argentina, via a German submarine or long-range aircraft. The mystery of the Führer’s final days deepened in 2009 when a U.S. forensic team announced that a piece of Hitler’s skull held in Soviet archives was not actually Hitler’s. (Nonfiction)
- "Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic" (Polis Books) Nineteen noted suspense, horror, and crime writers explore how humanity reacts to the coronavirus pandemic in this first-of-its-kind anthology of short stories about COVID-19 in settings from New York City to the Mexican border and the Deep South to Seattle. Authors include Rob Hart, Scott Adlerberg and Jen Conley and proceeds go to support BINC, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, as it helps booksellers whose businesses have been hobbled by the crisis. (Fiction)
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