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 Sept. 26, 2022:
1. “The Daughter of Auschwitz” by Tova Friedman, Malcolm Brabant (Hanover)
In an emotional and awe-inspiring recollection, Auschwitz survivor Tova Friedman reveals her experience in a hell-on-Earth, the Auschwitz death camp. Forced into a cattle car at just 6 years old, Friedman and her mother witnessed some of the most gruesome brutality imaginable at the hands of the Nazis. Her harrowing story includes being one of the few people to enter and survive the gas chambers, how her mother reacted when learning a death march was imminent, hiding beneath corpses to escape Nazi killing squads, and witnessing horrific daily suffering in the world’s most notorious concentration camp. From being at death’s door, learn how Friedman and her mother survived through perseverance and luck, what happened when Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, and if they reunited with other family members in a truly extraordinary story. (Nonfiction)
2. “Taxes Have Consequences: An Income Tax History of the United States” by Arthur B. Laffer, Brian Domitrovic, and Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield (Post Hill Press)
What does a high- or low-income tax mean for the U.S. economy? How are the highest income earners affected when tax rates on the wealthiest are high? In “Taxes Have Consequences,” the relationship between economic growth and tax rates on the country’s wealthiest is examined, with the authors explaining why higher tax rates not only damage top earners, but the national economy at large. During periods when the tax rate on high earners are elevated, like in the late 1910s, 1950s and 1970s, declines in the economy and reduced spending happen, and the inverse is true when taxes are lower, the authors argue. Examining how the wealthy contribute to the economy with consumer spending, the authors explain the history of the income tax, and the many reasons why tax rates are so important, with widespread impacts on millions of Americans. (Nonfiction)
3. “The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union between Joe Biden and Barack Obama” by Gabriel Debenedetti (Henry Holt and Co.)
Is the “bromance” narrative between Joe Biden and Barack Obama really true, or is their relationship different behind the scenes? Does the mainstream media portray the relationship between Biden and Obama in a way that’s vastly different than reality? Gabriel Debenedetti, national correspondent for New York Magazine, pulls back the curtain on the true nature of the Biden-Obama relationship, which is far less rosy than portrayed. With stories of a tense relationship sometimes filled with ambiguity, jealousy, and questions about loyalty over the years, the relationship between the current and previous president is much more complicated than the wider public perceives. From Obama’s reaction to meeting Biden for the first time, to Biden’s feelings about his predecessor during the 2020 campaign, “The Long Alliance” traces the complex history and association between two of the Democratic Party’s most influential figures in a way you have never heard before. (Nonfiction)
4. “Catholicism: A Global History from the French Revolution to Pope Francis” by John T. McGreevy (W.W. Norton & Company)
The long, complex story of Roman Catholicism is told in compelling fashion, as accomplished historian John T. McGreevy pulls back the curtain like few others can. Explaining the powerful role the Catholic Church has played, as well as examining the unique relationship between church and state, the book weaves together the diverse communities of global Catholics in a captivating way. From Latin American Catholics, many of whom subscribe to liberation theology, to European missionaries, to Catholics in Africa fighting to overcome adversity, the book spotlights the many groups, organizations, and key figures of the faith, including Pope John Paul II and formerly enslaved nun Josephine Bakhita. Learning from the past centuries to impact our present relationship with the church and God, the book examines where Catholicism has been, and what it took to get the faith to this point. (Nonfiction)
5. “Into Enemy Waters: A World War II Story of the Demolition Divers Who Became Navy SEALs” by Andrew Dubbins (Diversion Books)
When then-17-year-old lifeguard George Morgan joined the combat demolition unit in the Navy, he likely could not have foreseen the perils, adversity and extreme dangers he was about to face. After surviving Omaha Beach on D-Day, Morgan was assigned to a premier unit in the Pacific Ocean as part of an underwater demolition team. Swimming onto enemy beaches, collecting intelligence and trying to evade capture, Morgan’s high-stakes missions from Okinawa to Tokyo Bay put his freedom and life at risk while protecting the freedom of America against tyranny. Riveting and consistently intriguing, the reader is found rooting hard for George Morgan’s heroism. (Nonfiction)
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