The questsin 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 questsin audience is reading, talking about, sharing with friends, and even buying.
Here are the questsin Rising Bestsellers for the week of August 27, 2018:
1. “The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda,” by Jason Chaffetz (HarperCollins) — “As Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz was the tip of the spear challenging the Deep State and trying to hold them accountable,” writes GoodReads. “In ‘Deep State,’ Chaffetz highlights the Deep State’s tactics, illuminates the problems, and offers a way to fight back and win.” (Non-Fiction)
2. “Positive Populism: Revolutionary Ideas to Rebuild Economic Security, Family, and Community in America,” by Steve Hilton (Random House) — Per GoodReads: “For too long, populism has been defined by those who despise it. By focusing on what populism is for, and not just what it's against, Hilton provides a coherent philosophy and practical blueprint for how the movement can have an impact beyond one election cycle, and in people's everyday lives.” (Non-Fiction)
3. “Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump,” by Dan Bongino (Post Hill Press) Former Secret Service agent Bongino, who previously wrote “The Fight,” “Protecting the President,” and “Life Inside the Bubble,” teams up with journalist D.C. McAllister in his latest. “An explosive account of the biggest scandal in American history, and the political players that tried to pull it off,” according to Sean Hannity. (Non-Fiction)
4. “The Plot to Destroy Trump: How the Deep State Fabricated the Russian Dossier to Subvert the President” by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch (Skyhorse Publishing) — Ripped from the pages of today’s headlines, with insightful analysis, Malloch weaves the reader through the attempts by members of the entrenched bureaucracy to undermine the agenda of the 45th president. (Non-Fiction)
5. “Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co) — In this latest addition to the meticulously researched “Killing” series, the former Fox titan known for his “No Spin News” tells the story of our nation’s founding through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and England's King George III. (Non-Fiction)
6. “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” by Alan Dershowitz (Hot Books) — Described by Politico as “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America,” Dershowitz removes the filter of partisan politics and uses those principles to burst the balloon of those calling for the president’s head. To those calling the Harvard Law professor emeritus and questsin contributor a traitor to his liberal politics, Politico observes, “Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.” (Non-Fiction)
7. “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis-and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance” by Sen. Ben Sasse (St. Martin's Press) — “In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis,” warns the Nebraska Republican. (Non-Fiction)
8. “Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump” by Laura Ingraham (St. Martin's Press) — This latest read from the talk radio and TV host describes the revolution Americans participated in on November 8, 2016, that resulted in the surprise election of Donald Trump. But the revolution didn’t begin with Trump — it started 36 years earlier with Ronald Reagan. (Non-Fiction)
9. “The Fallen,” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) — “The closer Amos Decker comes to the truth, the deadlier it gets,” according to GoodReads. “Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes — obscure bible verses, odd symbols — have the police stumped.” (Fiction)
10. “Tom Clancy Line of Sight,” by Mike Maden (Putnam) — Jack Ryan Jr. risks his life to protect a woman in a country on the brink of civil war. Maden has stepped in to deliver for those who miss the fast-paced political action novels of the late Tom Clancy and, in this series, Ryan Jr. picked up where his father, who’s now the president of the United States, left off. GoodReads gives it 4+ stars. (Fiction)
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