13 Hours

Posted February 8, 2016 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff

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.

“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.

Amazon Link – http://amzn.to/1SY5DdM


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