NewsReal Blog Book Club: David Swindle’s Distractions From Moving


What to do after a long day of moving arrangements and packing?
NRB’s managing editor, David Swindle, described what’s been on his reading agenda the past few weeks:
While flying out to Los Angeles last week to find our apartment I finished Howard Bloom’s first book, The Lucifer Principle. (I’d previously raved about Bloom’s newest book The [...]

Reza Kahlili’s View of World Events as discussed in “A Time To Betray” Part Two of Three


Reza Kahlili (an alias) recently wrote the book, A Time To Betray, a portrayal of his double life as a Revolutionary Guard member and CIA Agent. Although it is impossible to independently verify his recounting of all the events and facts it is a fascinating read about the despotic Iranian regime. The best [...]

Reza Kahlili: A Time to Speak out Against Iran Part One of Three


Reza Kahlili (an alias) recently wrote the book, A Time To Betray, a portrayal of his double life as a Revolutionary Guard member and CIA Agent. Although it is impossible to independently verify his recounting of all the events and facts it is a fascinating read about the despotic Iranian regime. The best [...]

NewsReal Blog Film Club: Is It Now Time to Buy The Lord of the Rings Trilogy?


NRB’s Managing Editor David Swindle used to be a film critic. He’s still a cinema enthusiast and DVD/Blu Ray collector.
“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out on Blu Ray on Tuesday. He had this to say:
Most reviews of the set are pretty negative for one reason: the films released are the theatrical editions, not [...]

NewsReal Blog Book Club: David Fosmark Recommends a Very Important Book Now in Paperback for the First Time


NRB’s David Forsmark has today’s book recommendation:

A VERY important book now in paperback for the first time, with an update from the author.
The Human Factor: Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture
From my Frontpage Magazine review:
It’s time for Americans who care about protecting their country to consider a notion that was [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview: John Kiriakou on The Reluctant Spy, Part III


John Kiriakou has recently written The Reluctant Spy. The book recounts his fifteen years as a covert agent and his life in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an operative and analyst. It details his take down of the infamous terrorist Abu Zubaydah as well as a day [...]

NewsReal Sunday Book Club: Ryan Mauro Recommends Titles on Religion and Foreign Policy


Ryan Mauro is a foreign policy analyst who contributes regularly to both FrontPage Magazine and Pajamas Media. He also blogs here at NRB about The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

In addition to his interests in foreign policy Ryan is deeply spiritual and particularly appreciates Christian apologetics. His book recommendations today reflect these subjects:

1) [...]

Hayden: The CIA is NOT the Enemy Part III


General Michael Vincent Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May, 2006 until February, 2009. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and a former Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy, co-founded by former Homeland Security Secretary [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview, Part 2: Hayden Talks about America’s Enemies and How to Defeat Them


General Michael Vincent Hayden served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from May, 2006 until February, 2009. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and a former Director of the National Security Agency. Currently, Hayden is a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy, co-founded by former Homeland Security Secretary [...]

NewsReal Blog Book Club: Preview of David Forsmark’s Next FrontPage Book Review


NRB’s David Forsmark has two book recommendations which he’ll elaborate on in an upcoming FrontPage review:

People always ask me for books they can either give their kids to encourage reading, or to their mom who has more traditional tastes and is offended by too much, let’s say “grittiness” in contemporary fiction.  Here are a couple [...]