“People in America get up and go to their nine-to-five jobs every day and are oblivious to all these battles and wars and people dying every minute all over the world. This is life. This is how other countries live. This is a daily occurrence in some places.”
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 tens pages of sources cited in the
bibliography. Bring 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 and anger for the fact that it could even happen and we may not have learned the
lessons from that day.
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.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
5 Stars. Cheers to the heroes.
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