“The attackers had used one of the oldest and most potent weapons of warfare: surprise.”
13 Hours does not answer all of your questions about what in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012. It’s not meant to. The book is not written from a Democrat’s or a Republican’s perspective. It is only partisan to the truth. Author Michael Zuckhoff does a great job of humanizing the events we saw on the nightly news and continue to see in congressional testimony. We get to learn more about each victim and each hero. The story of the attack on Benghazi is told as a story rather than a documented account which speaks even more to Zuckhoff’s abilities as an author since there are pages of sources cited in the bibliography. Bringing interviews and testimony to life is a great talent.
Reading this book took me through many emotions, but the lasting ones that I had were sadness for the men that died and those that lived through Benghazi. Anger for the fact that it could even happen. And Sadness that we may not have learned the lessons from that day.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
5 Stars. What should you drink with this? Water. You’ll want to be sober while reading 13 Hours, but by all means take a shot of your favorite “knock me out until tomorrow” liquor if you need it.
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13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi – http://amzn.to/22Bt57F