13 Hours. The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

Posted March 27, 2016 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff
Hachette Book Group


The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi.

13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack.

13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country.

13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book--but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men--and what they accomplished--is unforgettable.

“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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