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.
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This book gives first hand accounts of the attack on the US ambassador and of the survivors ensuing fight to stay alive. Very much free from politics it gives the reader the story of the tragedy without the trappings attached to it from the recent Presidential campaigns. Hopefully, politics aside, the lessons learned can be used to prevent similar tragedies. After the embassy overthrow in Iran during the late 1970's and the 2012 attack in been Benghazi,surely the US has learned to stop being dependent on security being provided to our embassies and consulates by local forces that we cannot completely rely on.
After seeing the movie I knew I had to read the book to get more of the story. I have to say I wasn't disappointed. America is lucky to have people like the operators.