Newsmax Rising Bestsellers this week include one famous pundit’s explanation of how the Democrat Party has been at work since the Civil War to destroy American values, while another author offers the inside scoop on what makes the world’s wealthiest person tick. There is a second look at one of World War II’s most famous generals, and the tale of how extraordinary faith and inner power turned two little girls into special angels. For fiction enthusiasts, there is the latest installment of a popular series dedicated to action and suspense.
“Code Red: A Mitch Rapp Novel,” by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)
Since Vince Flynn’s death in 2013, Kyle Mills has taken over the popular, No. 1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series of thrillers, and “Code Red” marks the 22nd installment. In this one, Rapp and his team are battling the distribution of a highly addictive new narcotic, one developed by Russia and promoted by Syria. He’s doing so as a favor to an international crime boss. “I don’t know many authors who could have continued the legacy of Vince Flynn and picked up the mantle of Mitch Rapp with more elegance and professionalism than Kyle has done,” wrote Matt Persson, reviewing for GoodReads. “Kyle Mills really pulls out all the stops in his finale and leads us all the way to the last page.” [Fiction]
“The Democrat Party Hates America,” by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions)
The latest from seven-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, radio and Fox News host Mark Levin derides the Democrat Party for pushing a Marxist ideology, which he says is in turn destroying America. “For over 150 years, the Democrat Party has done everything it can to undermine this country,” he recently explained. “The party of the Confederacy was the Democrat Party. The Party of slavery was the Democrat Party. The party of the Klan, the party of lynching, the party of segregation, right up to the ‘60s.” He said that the party’s racism continued through Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson to Joe Biden, but has since added Marxism to the mix. [Nonfiction]
“Elon Musk,” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster)
Biographer Walter Isaacson, who also wrote “Steve Jobs,” tackles the world’s wealthiest man this time, the South African native behind SpaceX and Tesla, the First Amendment hero who took over Twitter and turned it into a free speech sanctuary. “The Musk biography is a fitting addition to Isaacson’s works, chronicling the lives of major figures in science and technology, including Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Jennifer Doudna and Steve Jobs,” wrote Andrew DeMillo, reviewing for The Associated Press. “But the most fascinating parts are early on, as Isaacson delves into Musk’s upbringing, particularly his father. Musk’s father is portrayed in the book as a conspiracy-minded, verbally abusive Jekyll-and-Hyde figure. Musk’s fear that, as his mother puts it, “he might become his father,” is identified early on as a specter and possibly a driver of his success.” [Nonfiction]
“MacArthur Reconsidered: General Douglas MacArthur as a Wartime Commander,” by James Ellman (Stackpole Books)
In this in-depth second-look at Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the author makes the case that he’s not the military hero and genius that he’s been often portrayed. “An intriguing look at the life and times of General Douglas MacArthur,” said Ron Baumer, reviewing for GoodReads. “The story is a good foil against the books that chose to overlook the errors and provide a one-sided look into his life. A tremendous read.” [Nonfiction]
“Ordinary Angels,” by Sharon Stevens Evans (Encourage Publishing)
This is the amazing first-hand account of how an ordinary hairdresser rallied the world to come to the aid of a little 5-year-old girl who had lost her mother and was now fighting for her own life in need of a kidney transplant. It’s the intersection of two little girls, from two generations, whose lives touched one another and the world. “An amazing story of how God can work in extraordinary ways in the lives of ordinary people. At times gut wrenching and other times awe inspiring, this is a book you can’t put down. I highly recommend it,” wrote Tom Miller, reviewing for GoodReads. “I especially liked the epilogue, which answers a lot of questions I still had after the story ended. It also gives updates about the people in the story and their current day lives. Can’t wait to see the film.” [Nonfiction]
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