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 even buying.
Here are the Newsmax Rising Bestsellers for the week of Jan. 6, 2020:
- "Trump's World: GEO DEUS," by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch and Felipe Cuello (Humanix Books). President Trump is a disrupter on every front and his unique style can be defined as chaos management, with the president listening to many points of view, playing them off each other, and then deciding which one best fits the situation. The authors take readers inside his presidency and populist outlook for a unique understanding of what shapes Trump's mind and his foreign affairs policies. The president's motivations are examined and the reader gains an understanding of his political thinking, economic model, and more. It's a unique tour inside Trump's world. The book is "a must read for those who desire to understand how we got here and where we are headed," writes Steve Bannon. (Non-fiction)
- "Agent Running in the Field," by John le Carré (Penguin). Le Carré may be 88 years old, but he shows no signs of slowing down. Proof of that is the new spy sizzler "Agent Running in the Field," his 25th novel, full of the same power and breadth you'd expect from the master of espionage writing. This time around, Nat, a 47-year-old veteran of Great Britain's Secret Intelligence Service who's calling it a day, takes one final job managing a rag-tag band of resettled Russian defectors. Aside from spinning a suspenseful tale, le Carré also takes some well-rounded shots at Brexit and current shambles the UK seems to be in. This relatively short book — just 288 pages — really cooks and once again shows that when it comes to spies, thrills and chills, there's le Carré, and then there's the rest. (Fiction)
- "The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster). McCullough, the nation's foremost historian, strikes again with yet another fascinating and informative look at America's past. This time he tackles the settling of the Northwest Territory — the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin — in the late 1700s via five main characters, pioneers who must confront life-threatening obstacles such as floods, fires, and wild animal attacks as they work to build a brand new town from scratch. McCullough expertly pieces together their stories using rare diaries and letters. Their endless hardships will make you realize how easy we have it in 2020. (Non-fiction)
- "Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington's Mother," by Craig Shirley (Harper). The saying goes that behind every great man is a great mother — and that age-old adage fits Shirley's fascinating new biography about the father of our country's headstrong, somewhat overbearing mom, Mary Ball. The historian says that while Mary has been portrayed as everything from Mother Teresa to "Mommy Dearest,'' the truth is somewhere in between. While she helped shape the man who would play a critical role in the Revolutionary War and go on to become the nation's first president, Mary was hardly the doting matriarch, remaining a staunch British loyalist even as her son led the successful rebellion against the crown. She even refused to attend his inauguration. Shirley's expert rendering of the lifelong push and pull between mother and son reveals new insights into how America was founded and is a must-read for history buffs. (Non-fiction)
- "The Rifleman," by Oliver North (Fidelis Books). The decorated Marine, military historian, and conservative political commentator describes his new fact-based novel as the story of Daniel Morgan and his courageous riflemen who played a crucial role in George Washington's victory in the American Revolution. "Though this is a work of fiction, readers may be surprised to discover the American Revolution was also one of the most 'un-civil' of Civil Wars," says North, who got the idea for "The Rifleman" when he visited an old gristmill that Morgan and Nathaniel Burwell, a fellow Revolutionary War veteran, built in the late 1700s in Clarke County, Virginia, and "I became fascinated by this unsung American hero." American history buffs take note. (Fiction)
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