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Title:
13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi
Author:
Zuckoff, Mitchell.
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Edition:
First edition.

Large print.
Publication Information:
New York : Twelve, Hachette Book Group, 2014.
Physical Description:
406 pages (large print) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
The first account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the U.S. 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 of the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack, setting the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in controversy.
Language:
English
Contents:
Benghazi -- The Annex -- The Ambassador -- September 11, 2012 -- Overrun -- Gunfighter Road -- Man down -- Counterattack -- Zombieland -- Hard target -- Incoming? -- Mortars! -- Convoy.
ISBN:
9781455530090
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

Mitchell Zuckoff received a master's degree from the University of Missouri and was a Batten Fellow at the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He is currently a professor of journalism at Boston University.

He has written several books including Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II; Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II; Robert Altman: The Oral Biography; Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend; Judgment Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders written with Dick Lehr; and 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi. His work Choosing Naia: A Family's Journey received the Christopher Award.

He was a reporter for twenty years, mostly as an investigative reporter and roving national correspondent for The Boston Globe. His articles have appeared in several publications including The New Yorker and Fortune. He received the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Heywood Broun Award, and the Associated Press Managing Editors' Public Service Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Journalist Zuckoff has a knack for recreating the emotional intensity of combat in his reading of his book, which describes the horrific experiences of the security team at the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, during the 2012 terrorist attack in which J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, was killed. Zuckoff effectively conveys the camaraderie of the team of CIA contract operators-all men in their 30s or 40s with specialized military backgrounds-prior to the attack. Zuckoff's evocative delivery also successfully captures the ambiguity of the conflict, as the soldiers find themselves unsure of exactly who they are fighting and how to engage the enemy. Given the rapid-fire style of the interactions, casual listeners may find themselves struggling to keep up with the story. A Hachette/Twelve hardcover. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Zuckoff's (Frozen in Time) latest work details the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, via personal accounts of the brave people who fought that day. Given that it covers a topic mired in controversy, this book is strikingly authoritative owing to the CIA Annex Security Team's heavy involvement in the content. The team was constructed of six former servicemen contracted for CIA protection. When an attack began on the U.S. diplomatic mission compound, the team knew they had to intervene. Despite being repeatedly delayed by stand-down orders, the men decided to ignore orders and rush to the compound in an attempt to save lives. Listeners will not only hear about explosions and gunfights but also other factors of combat such as the pain of losing a brother during battle and uncertainty about returning home to a wife and children. Zuckoff steers clear of politics and personal agendas. This book is for listeners interested in strictly the facts behind the 13 grueling hours of fighting in Benghazi. Zuckoff's narration is dramatic but not over the top. He expertly balances the emotion of fighting with his factual reporting style. VERDICT Recommended for fans of military nonfiction.-Sean Kennedy, Cleveland Marshall Coll. Law Lib. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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