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13 Hours book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A saga of survivors and the fallen ones, brilliantly portrayed by Mitchell Zuckoff a Redstone Professor of Narrative Studies at Boston University. The book tries to. The author of the book upon which the film is based, Mitchell Zuckoff, stood by Zuckoff collaborated on his book, 13 Hours, with some of the.


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13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi is a historical book by American author Mitchell Zuckoff that depicts the terrorist attack . Mitchell Zuckoff is the author of six previous nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestsellers Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time, and a professor. Editorial Reviews. Review. "A crisply written, gripping narrative of the events of the battle in Add Audible book to your download for just $ Deliver to your .

The film expanded to a wide release in Canadian theatres the following weekend, January 22— Likely due to a boost from the U. The site's consensus reads, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a comparatively mature and restrained effort from Michael Bay, albeit one that can't quite boast the impact its fact-based story deserves. Although he lamented the script, Roeper found the film to be a "solid action thriller with well-choreographed battle sequences and strong work from the ensemble cast". She writes, "13 Hours is the rare Michael Bay movie that wasn't made with teenage boys in mind. But that doesn't make his latest any less callously juvenile. Libyan response[ edit ] The film caused controversy in Libya.

Aaron, Henbury school, 31 January It was really emotional and full of creativity. Oliwier, Henbury School, 31 January 13 hours was an exciting and intense book.

I liked it because there was always something fascinating and threatening about to happen. The main character, Anjeela, was my favourite character because she was determined, strong and devoted to helping her mother. Their captures were interesting because they all had strong, unique characteristics that showed throughout the book. I also liked the fact that her mother had a real phobia that people can identify with.

The characters were smart, and Thea, Henbury Secondary, 31 January I thought this book was really good , it was based on a real persons life about how hard life can actually get,i would read it non- stop and that the author Narinder Dhami spent a lot of time thinking and writing about what teen girls and boys like to read about even thought not everyone will like it there are still a lot of people who do and i am one of them and i hope there is a second one of them and it can be as good as this one.

Grace, Henbury school, 31 January The book was an enticing thriller with a very big misunderstanding at the dramatic end. The book is about a young girl who looks after her mother who is afraid to leave the house.

One night the girl comes home to find something strange has happened. Samuel, Henbury School, 31 January This is a excellent book especially for someone that likes mystery and a strange twist! It was the type of book that you cannot put down. This is one of the best books I read in and would give it a 10 star rating if I could!!! William, Henbury, 31 January I haven't read the whole entire book but I am hooked on the book.

The book is gripping because it has stuff what you wouldn't see in every book like: How she has her whole day planed. Its scary when she finds out someone is in her dads study. I don't want to spoil it for you but there even a twist at the end Raphael, Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, 27 January This book is a very tense book and it's about a girl that lost her dad.

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Her mom is still alive but she can hardly walk and is in very bad condition. It made me feel scared and hooked me instantly. I would recommend this book to everyone. Well this book is for you! This book is very tense because there has been a robbery in the house and the girl goes to her dad's workplace and she finds that her dad's documents have been stolen.

An intruder breaks in and the book gets really dramatic! Nyake, HBAED, 27 January I chose this book because it is really good especially when the girl left her mum alone in the house when she has a disability and anyone can come in her house and attack her.

A twelve year old girl has to look after her paranoid mother until her worse fear becomes a reality This book is intense which always want you to turn the page. It is about a girl named Anni who has a Good for a bit of suspense Ryleigh, Newcastle, 24 January i really loved thirteen hours it is an emotional book but thrilling as well i would definitely recommend it.

I rated this book out of 4 out of 5 because it was really enjoyable for me and so compelling that I never wanted to put the book down. That said this is not the best book that I have ever read but it is near the top of the list.

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Maddy, Pipers Corner School, 21 January I think that thirteen hours is a great book and that you should defiantly read it. Though I read this book quite speedily and enjoyed it very much and I am a very fussy reader and what I read has to be a perfect book. The book is very alarming and had lots of mixed emotions and makes you feel sad and then the book will then turn you to feel startled.

Katie, Pipers Corner, 19 January Horror,drama, shock and suspense What more can you ask for from this action packed thriller! Anni is a young girl who is the carer of her crippled mum. When strangers break into their home will Anni have to fight for not only her own life, but her mother's as well?

I think this was a good book but for impatient readers this book could be slow at times. Young kids would probably enjoy action scenes. I would recommend this to year old children as this is quite a complex book at stag I think 13 hours is quite a good book because although it has a slow start, it gets much better when you get to the middle and onwards. I would recommend this book to children around 9 - 13 because it has some parts that younger kids might find scary, I would also recommend it to patient readers who don't just put the book down after ten or so pages Dinish, East Barnet School, 19 January I enjoyed 13 hours because it was filled with cliffhangers and suspense.

A 11yr old girl called Anni has to always go to her mother at a certain time or her mum will panic as she has agrophobia. One day she hears noises coming from the attic, she finds out that it is burglars I would reccomend it to kids aged and to people who like short but dramatic books.

When intruders break into their home, Anni finds out a shocking truth. I really enjoyed this book because it was very fast-paced and every word gripped me. My only criticism is that there were a few plot holes in the story.

I liked this book because it had action in it and it was very mysterious because the girl was hiding from danger. I thought it was really good but it could've been more realistic because there were police outside so someone could've run outside. The book is about a girl and her mother trying to escape from a group of burglars And I grew livid. Why wasn't any military assets in the area ready to deploy given the significance of the date? The IM message that Smith sent to his gaming buddy - "If we don't die tonight.

I did learn a few new things about the Benghazi attacks, though. I didn't know that a truck from a friendly Libyan security force stopped directly across the street from the Mission and a "security officer" was taking pictures down into the Compound from a 4th floor window of the building across the street.

The Mission GRS detail didn't find that odd. Roan, who lost his life that night, had extended his stay in Benghazi for the Ambassador's visit, and was dumbfounded when all of his suggestions were shot down. Another fact that I didn't know was that all of the Libyan security ran away from the Compound and the operators were trapped in different parts of the Compound.

The 17 February Militia that State had hired to provide additional security for both the Compound and the Annex either turned tail or didn't even show up. Those few 17 February Militiamen who did show up performed heroically.

Glen "Bub" Daugherty died because he climbed up on Building C rooftop to see his old friend Roan, rather than staying inside the building with the other Tripoli operators. Jack, Tanto, Oz thought the man walking around the perimeter of the fence near Zombieland was suspicious, but didn't fire at him because he wasn't shooting at them.

The guy was in fact giving GPS locations of where the men were. The 4th bombardment got bot both Roan and Daugherty. That both shocked and pissed me off. Perhaps Roan and Bub might have made it if they had helped in the Annex attacks. What really happened in Benghazi, Libya will be made public many years from now, since the Government keeps the Top Secret classification for decades, Only the President can declassify those documents.

Obama won't, neither will Clinton if she's elected. I'd like to know the entire story of what happened that night, Washington's decisions and the rationale behind those decisions. I also want to know why no one was held accountable, except for the film maker still sitting in jail. I won't live to see those answers unfortunately.

I liked the succinct context given in the earlier part of the book, about the historical regional political division of Libya and the then state of affairs in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. The following combat account is gripping, well-written, detailed, and kept me to my seat until late at night here.

However, compared to some modern combat stories I read so far, the personal, individual accounts in between could be less cheesy, or maybe should be kept to a minimal. On that front 3. On that front, the movie is actually a bit better. Both are apolitical and try to be as neutral as possible, honoring the operators and victims, which I appreciated as well. Oct 11, Gerald rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thirteen Hours is a first-hand account of what really happened at the U.

It was during this thirteen-hour period of time that Libyan terrorists stormed the Compound and Annex multiple times with the resulting deaths of four Americans, including the U.

Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Americans located at either the Compound o Thirteen Hours is a first-hand account of what really happened at the U. In addition to the DS agents and CIA Operators, there were agreements with two Libyan militia groups to provide supplemental security when and if needed. The trustworthiness of these Libyan militia members was very suspect, at best. Since that time the ambassador position had become vacant and Chris Stevens was appointed as the new ambassador assigned to the U.

Embassy in Tripoli, Libya. He had just arrived in Benghazi on September 10, for a few days visit to meet with the mayor and city council as well as to renew prior acquaintances from his days as the Special Envoy. The U. State Department had very recently issued a travel warning for Libya, cautioning that political violence could erupt in the country at any time and any place.

In spite of this warning the State Department had turned down repeated requests for additional security, including extending the presence of a Site Security Team SST which consisted of 16 active duty military special operators. Just after They found diesel fuel containers and sloshed it around in the primary residence then set it afire.

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As it turned out this safe haven became an oven in which Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith died from smoke inhalation. They were ready to depart for the one-half mile trip to the Compound to provide additional help to fight the terrorists.

Finally, after about 20 minutes of delay the Operators on their own initiative left for the Compound. When they finally arrived, the terrorists had disbursed.

The Operators spent much of the time right after their arrival trying to rescue Stevens and Smith from the still burning building. They made multiple trips into the building but could only stay a few minutes each because of the intense heat and acrid smoke.

They felt sure that the terrorists would regroup and return so they departed for the Annex as soon as they could. As soon as they arrived at the Annex, they went to their assigned defensive positions and awaited the inevitable attack there.

The terrorists used mortars with deadly accuracy during a second attack, killing two of the Operators.

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Supplemental help arrived from Tripoli. Soon they were able to round up a group of friendly Libyan militia members and were able to leave the Annex for the airport and finally they were able to depart Benghazi, having suffered the deaths of three and possibly four of their group.

His body was found a little later by a friendly Libyan and taken to the hospital. He had died of smoke inhalation. Arrangements were made to get his body shipped home to the United States. Almost all of it was slanted toward what was politically in the best interest of the person or persons making the comments.

This account was extremely well written. I very highly recommend it to all who want to know the real facts of these horrible terrorist attacks. Truth is in short supply these days. The entire truth about why American Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September , , for instance, may never be known - especially the part about decisions made in the White House as events unfolded.

But if you want to know exactly what happened on the ground that night, 13 Hours in Benghazi is a book you need to read. Mitchell Zuckoff, with the help of five of the men who defended the U. State Department Special Mission grounds and the nearby CIA facility that night, has put together an almost minute-by-minute account of what happened there. Two others contribute their stories under the cover of pseudonyms: Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty. Their story is both tragic and heroic.

Against staggering odds, these men fought a battle in which they could never be certain which Libyan militiamen were the enemy and which were there to help them. Often they suspected that even the Libyan militia officers in charge of forces coming to their aid were playing both sides simultaneously in an effort to survive the night themselves.

With a sense of relief and gratitude, they tell of Libyans who, on their own initiative, decided to defend the Americans and help rescue those still trapped on Mission grounds. It was too late to save Ambassador Christopher Stevens and computer expert Sean Smith, but through their combined efforts about a dozen other Americans were able to escape the city with the loss of only two more lives.

Certainly, things could have gone much worse for the Americans. But, according to the men on the ground, in reality, things should have gone better than they did. As it is, their story reads like thriller fiction, and Zuckoff presents it in that style.

None of the men involved seem particularly concerned about the politics of their situation other than in how political indecision may have contributed to the delay of the start of their rescue mission. They seem as equally unconcerned about what appears to many to be a White House orchestrated attempt to keep the truth from the American public by blaming an offensive YouTube video for inciting the attack.

Readers seeking those bits of truth will have to find it in another book. Aug 19, joel rated it liked it. Before the 3-star review throws anyone off too much, let me be clear right up front: The narrative is quickly-paced, Zuckoff does a remarkable job of keeping all of the disparate pieces of information together in a way that doesn't allow the reader to get lost or confused not an easy thing to do when it comes to real-life warfare narratives , and, bottom line, 13 Hours is a relatively quick and very enjoyable read.

The firsthan Before the 3-star review throws anyone off too much, let me be clear right up front: The firsthand, eyewitness account of the Battle of Benghazi from the guys who actually participated in it is a valuable resource, to say the least.

The book accomplishes what it sets out to do, which is to give an apolitical account of what took place, regardless of what anyone thinks in regards to the why. Zuckoff presents both sides and acknowledges that the battle ended up becoming a hot-button political issue, but he does so in a way that an author of this kind of work should: If anybody out there is even remotely interested in reading this book to find out what happened over there, you most definitely should.

You will not be disappointed. My only criticism and the reason for the 3-star-and-not-more review , is something not unique to 13 Hours. It is a trend I've noticed with many of the accounts I've read of modern warfare. Namely, it is that the writing seems to be deliberately and often needlessly simplistic. There are things in this book that don't diminish the emotional impact or historical import of the battle itself, but just come off a bit a bit! I've read a handful that didn't succumb to this trend Black Hawk Down is a great example , but too many of them seem to sell their subject matter a bit short because of what seems to be an undue concern with regards to accessibility.

All-in-all, though, a fine book and one definitely worth reading. Powerful narrative of the night of September 11, in Benghazi. I have been completely intrigued with this controversy aka scandal since its inception, constantly searching for truth. The author does an exceptional job telling the story and timeline of events from the point of views of the six main contractors enlisted to help protect the compound and annex in Benghazi.

Anyone from any side of the aisle can appreciate the straight-forward approach and nonpartisan detail of what happened dur Powerful narrative of the night of September 11, in Benghazi. Anyone from any side of the aisle can appreciate the straight-forward approach and nonpartisan detail of what happened during those 13 hours. The facts are laid out. But facts can be stubborn things. The discrepancies between what is told here and what we were told by our elected leaders in the aftermath of this horrific event are quite astounding.

The blame of the attack going to an internet video bashing Muslims is just as absurd now as it was the days and weeks following that night. How our current administration and former secretary of state can brush it off as bad intelligence is disgustingly low. They continue to deny that anyone told those men to "stand down", yet it is blatantly obvious from this account that these good soldiers furiously waited and waited to be given the green light to go save our men.

I'm so glad they finally blew off their "leaders" and went anyway. They sadly reflect, however, that those precious wasted 20 minutes could have easily saved the lives of Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith. It is painfully apparent that our elected officials did not do enough.

How infuriating that our military and defense is held back by so much bureaucracy. Something needs to change. This book fills in so many gaps and helps one understand how that night unfolded. It completely humanizes the contractors involved, as well as a few others, and I really appreciated getting to know them a little better. We failed them. Washington failed them, and continues to fail them with their lies, distortions, and cover-ups.

I still feel angry at this loss and the careless way it has been handled since. These men deserve much better. Reading this book gave me a greater appreciation for these brave men and my respect for them has only grown tenfold. They are heroes. I weep for the widows and children left behind, as well as parents and siblings who still don't have answers. May God bless them. Feb 01, Jean rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed reading this action packed true story about the killing of our Ambassador to Libya.

This book does not dwell on matters of U. Mitchell Zuckoff is a Boston University journalism professor. Zuckoff interviewed five CIA security contractors and the story is a minute-by-minute account of what they saw, thought and did on the night of September in Benghazi.

The book drags at times; it takes more than twenty pages for the men t I enjoyed reading this action packed true story about the killing of our Ambassador to Libya. The book drags at times; it takes more than twenty pages for the men to travel on foot to the diplomatic compound from the end of an access road to the entry gate, nothing happens.

All the men are former military having served in Iraq, Afghanistan or the Balkans; they also did not speak the local language. They report they had no interest in local Libyan problems or that of the U. When the action began, it had my rapt attention. The book is a crisply written, gripping narrative of the events of the battle in the compound.

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The men Zuckoff interviewed said this is only an account of what happened that night and has nothing to do with any governmental or political controversy over the event. I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible and a hardback book. The author narrated the book. Apr 07, Paul rated it really liked it. It does examine a few factors as to why, but it generally avoids pointing the finger of blame, as the survivors who were behind the book primarily wanted to explain the sequence of events.

I enjoyed the book, though, and recommend it to those looking to get a better picture of the events of that night. Oct 19, Scott Rhee rated it really liked it Shelves: The tragedy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, that left four Americans dead has been politicized to the point where many people myself included are sick and tired of hearing about it.

I was wrong. Zuckoff interviewed the surviving members of the Annex Security Team, the contractors hired to protect the diplomatic compound and the Americans working within it. There was much confusion on that night when Islamic terrorists belonging to the terrorist group known as Ansar al-Sharia attacked the compound.

The Libyan militia known as the February 17th Martyrs Brigade hired as local support to protect the compound suspiciously left their posts prior to the attack, leaving the compound wide open. What happened next is still in dispute considering members of the compound and the Annex team were all separated at the time, but each Annex team member managed to piece together a timeline of events.

Firefights ensued and a rescue attempt was made to find survivors of the diplomatic compound. In the end, after 13 intense brutal hours, four Americans were dead, including two members of the Annex team. Despite several intelligence reports that stated that an attack on an embassy or diplomatic compound in Tripoli or Benghazi was planned, Ambassador Christopher Stevens decided to go to Benghazi anyway.

By all accounts, Stevens was one of those rare ambassadors who truly cared about building lasting and peaceful relationships in the countries to which he was assigned. He was fifty-two years old. Likewise, Sean Smith was a well-liked State Department communications officer, a computer nerd who loved video games. He was married with two young children. He was thirty-four years old. Rone was looking forward to getting back home to his wife and children, as he had announced that Benghazi would be his last mission with GRS.

He was retiring for good. He was forty-one years old. He was forty-two years old.

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Zuckoff talks about the controversies surrounding the Benghazi attack: He mentions them but, thankfully, does not dwell on them. Well told and written. This book is written transporting you to the 13 hours as if you are there watching The back story given is informative as well as the brief history of Libya in the beginning of the book. Thank you to the authors and to those involved in saving and bringing Americans home. Sep 11, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: I definitely had to be in right mood to get through this.

This entire book is about a 13 hour block of time that has been colored by many political figures in many different ways. But the author, Mitchell Zuckoff, pulled this story off without any of that wiggling its way in.

I enjoyed his journalistic approach to this. I've read 2 other books by him and enjoyed them as well. I think what touched me the most, was the dedication of these men who went in and fought this battle.

They were heroes. I I definitely had to be in right mood to get through this. I liked how this was a story about these men, what they did, and why. War is not a favorite topic to read about for me, fiction or nonfiction, but this was definitely worth the time.

The book not only puts you in the middle of a chaotic location and situation, it brings the fear and exhilaration of a firefight that still has my hands trembling. The book documents events leading to a terrifying ordeal.

It captures the fortitude of these heroic individuals who exploited their faith and skill to survive while preserving the lives of others.

The most amazing aspect is how Mr. Zuckoff captures the spirit of these men, who didn't perform their duty; they assumed the duty of others The book not only puts you in the middle of a chaotic location and situation, it brings the fear and exhilaration of a firefight that still has my hands trembling.

Zuckoff captures the spirit of these men, who didn't perform their duty; they assumed the duty of others and preserved the honor of this great nation when others surrendered it. May 16, Cheryl rated it it was amazing Shelves: This objective and well written book is a shocking, infuriating, and tragic account of the events that occurred at the US State Department Special Mission Compound and the CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya on September , as told to the author by the surviving members of the contract operator team who were there to help protect the Americans.

It is a moving, unforgettable and riveting first hand account of the attack that is a must read for people interested in current affairs. Oct 20, Zak rated it really liked it. An interesting and fast-paced read, especially once the battle starts. Although it does not cover political aspects or attempt to uncover the reasons behind the tepid response to the assault on the US ambassador's compound, reading the book makes it pretty clear that some people "higher up" definitely messed up, possibly resulting in additional loss of lives.

This book makes a nice companion piece to the movie.

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Jan 08, Jason rated it liked it Shelves: While it's impressive that the book purposefully avoids the political fallout of the Benghazi attack and focuses exclusively on the event itself, without any of that context the book ends up feeling more like a standard shoot-em-up action adventure genre book than a careful analysis of an important historical event. Truthfully, I can't think of many topics less interesting than the two-party politics of a single country, even my own, yet it's hard to ignore that, when it comes to the murders of While it's impressive that the book purposefully avoids the political fallout of the Benghazi attack and focuses exclusively on the event itself, without any of that context the book ends up feeling more like a standard shoot-em-up action adventure genre book than a careful analysis of an important historical event.

Truthfully, I can't think of many topics less interesting than the two-party politics of a single country, even my own, yet it's hard to ignore that, when it comes to the murders of Ambassador Stevens and others in Benghazi, all the partisan bullshit is very much part of the story.

Ignoring it may be an admirable act of taking the high road, but it makes for a book that's less definitive than it could be. Still there are things that work well. Zuckoff is a skilled writer and the assorted gun battles--truthfully most of the book is an extended gun battle--are told with requisite suspense. It makes sense that a film adaptation of this is being directed by Michael Bay; the book feels like a Hollywood blow-stuff-up blockbuster. Better yet is the way Zuckoff handles the characterization of the assorted heroes who put their necks on the line to save Ambassador Stevens and others during the attack.

Each member of the security team comes across as appropriately brave and likable, which only makes the fates of a few of them even more tragic. It's easy to feel the fear and grief these men experienced as well as their outrage as they were let down by their own team leader, a stationed FBI bureaucrat, local militias and perhaps the US State Department.

It's hard not to compare the book with Mark Bowden's very good Guests of the Ayatollah , which dealt with the siege of the US embassy in Tehran. At over pages, Bowden's book was arguably too comprehensive, yet it provided enough information and context that one felt fairly knowledgeable about the history of US involvement in Iran as well as the experiences and motivations of nearly all the US and Iranian players.

In 13 Hours , again, context is minimal beyond a short introduction dealing with Benghazi's past relationship with Gaddafi's government in Tripoli, and the Libyans involved warrant virtually no development. I'm pretty sure only one Libyan is even referred to by name.

Overall, it's not a bad book at all, but it's not perfect for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of "what really happened in Benghazi" and why. Apr 11, Joyce rated it it was amazing.

So so so good. This book read like fiction. Here is what I learned and in my semi-educated opinion what I think. They did not have enough security at the compound and annex in Libya. The government way underestimated the threat and dangers of Libya. The government hired a private security company to guard the ambassador in Libya when they should have had military guarding the compound and the ambassador and way more people to help. This made me so mad because when the attack happened th So so so good.

This made me so mad because when the attack happened they had no military backup and reinforcements. So they were sitting ducks for 13 hours waiting for help.

That part made me the maddest. This shouldn't have happened because they should have had way more security. The guys were very skilled but way understaffed for that kind of attack and no one close to come and help.

The CIA team lead, his superiors and the state department were obviously idiots to trust the 17th February Brigade and to think that they were actually going to come and help.

I do think the CIA team lead was scared and made some really bad choices which led to the deaths of 4 people. He has to live with that but I really don't think he did it on purpose. I think he was a wimp, poorly trained, in the wrong job, had poor leadership skills and poor judgement but who hired him for that job he was not qualified for?

Who told him to trust the 17th February Brigade? This really makes me question Hilary Clinton and who she hires and how she can handle foreign affairs. And finally 5. I can see how Obama and Clinton could make the assumption that the attack was a protest against the YouTube clip of the anti-Muslim movie but come on!!!! Don't make assumptions and also announcements on live tv until you know the facts.

That was ridiculous. If you're not sure you say no comment until you know the details. Whether they did this for political gain doesn't make a lot of sense since it backfired and made it worse for them politically.

They looked like fools for getting it all wrong. It was obviously not a protest that got out of hand. It was a planned and semi-skilled attack. I really appreciate the author pulling all these facts together and saying "hey here are the facts now you decide". I feel like I know way more now because of this book. Sep 21, Sandra Wheeler rated it it was amazing. I have never read anything by Author Mitchell Zuckoff before, but with "13 Hours in Benghazi" as the example for his work, I will be reading more of his books.

For two years the American people have wondered about Benghazi. We have asked questions and have been lied to or ignored. The spin doctors have spun so many tales no one knows what is true anymore, until now. The defenders of the "The Annex" in Benghazi have given their testimony before Congress and have now, with the help of Mitchell Zucko I have never read anything by Author Mitchell Zuckoff before, but with "13 Hours in Benghazi" as the example for his work, I will be reading more of his books.

The defenders of the "The Annex" in Benghazi have given their testimony before Congress and have now, with the help of Mitchell Zuckoff, has told all of America what happened on September These gentle men, "the Operators", were there to protect the CIA compound and assist the security team at the Consulate. Their story is told in simple laymen's language and a simple narrative format.

Their thirteen hours of hell saved multiple lives but cost them two friends, an American Ambassador and a Computer specialist that worked for the State Department. You will read a minute to minute, hour to hour account of that night. You will learn that their own government failed them and the Ambassador. You will become friends to these men and thank God that there are thousands more just like them.

I want them to protect me and my family if we ever come under fire from terrorists such as these. If you want to know what actually happened in Benghazi, read this book. It is a compelling story of friendship, duty, honor, and courage above and beyond the call of duty.

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As these men were being interviewed on the Sean Hannity program, two of our government personnel also gave an interview on National News. They said that these men, The Operators" were not telling the truth, that they were just giving the interviews to sell their book.

Read this astounding book and learn the truth of the attack in Benghazi, Libya.