Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum Know what today is Iowa Caucus Day I bet there s nothing Hillary Clinton would like than a walk down memory lane back to September 11, 2012 Just kidding I don t talk politics on social media The great thing about 13 Hours is that IT didn t talk politics either Here, allow me to let the book speak for itself It is about what happened on the ground, in the streets, and on the rooftops of Benghazi, when bullets flew, buildings burned and mortars rained When [...]
Read on the WondrousBooks blog.To the point this is a very powerful and captivating book It s also highly informative about not only the events themselves, but prior to that, about Libya s state before and after the fall of Gaddafi.The writing of the author is what you d expect from a journalist to the point and making an impression I shy from saying that I enjoyed his style, because the events of 13 Hours are so horrifying that I can t say there is any place for enjoying anything in it.That doe [...]
youtube watch v 4CJBu Hope it does justice to the story The movie does great justice to the story It is apolitical, just as the book was It is a graphic account of the 13 hours from start to end of the attacks Even though the movie and book are apolitical and do not mention depict any political party or leader, you will walk out of the theater with a strong opinion of various organizations You will understand why certain individuals and organizations are trashing book and movie Strongest recomme [...]
This book, the account of what happened in the Benghazi raids that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave men, from the perspective of the men who fought for and saved so many American lives, deserves to be widely read and or seen in its movie format.It reads like a Vince Flynn or Brad Taylor novel but is true.I especially recommend 13 Hours to members of the Orion and the Action Adventure groups at , as well as to the Good Thriller and the Mystery, Crime, and Thriller groups.
My boyfriend picked this book up from our local library as he stays up to date on all military news stuff, I on the other hand know who we are at war with and about big news stories, but other than that sadly not so much But this book grabbed my attention, I remember when this happened not too long ago and the controversy it still causes, so I was interested This book was packed with minute to minute drama that unfolded on that fateful day I really didn t know what I was expecting but this is no [...]
If you want to know what actually happened in Benghazi with out the political spin, this is an excellent source of understanding Told by and through the experiences of the men who were there, who were witnesses to the tragedy that befell these brave Americans Those who fought and defended though woefully inadequate in their ability to do so, fought bravely and courageously for their fellow American in both the Annex and the Consulate To these people honor and dedication to one another was the ke [...]
Every American Should Read This BookThese were heroic men of mythic proportion Their exceptional valor, selfless devotion to duty and country, and extraordinary courage under fire stand in inverse proportion to the treacherous, self serving, and cowardly actions and inactions of the government officials who put them at risk, then left them to die to preserve nothing than their own petty power and political viability That, under such circumstances, our Nation is still able to produce men such as [...]
First, this not a politically motivated Benghazi expose , it s a narrative style story about the team of six American security operators the operatives , and how they fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed in Benghazi It s written by Mitchell Zuckoff, an author i knew that can write a gripping non fiction narrative, so, just based on the author i decided to read this one And, i was very glad i did so This whole Benghazi thing is covered with so much bullshit, just for [...]
My politics lean Democrat However, I ve been curious, from the get go, about learning what happened on 9 12 12 This book is well written I finished it over just a couple of nights The author has done a good job of not only laying out the facts, but doing so in a way that makes an exciting read.I recommend this book.
These men are heroes They died trying to save their fellow Americans while our politicians did nothing For Hillary Clinton to say that a video caused the attack was outrageous As far as the book itself, it was very well written The perspective of the operators helped to bring a very realistic and chilling account.
4.5 StarsBenghazi has become both controversial and political Never for one moment did I believe that the attack on the the Mission and Annex in Benghazi, Libya on 9 11 12 was a protest to an anti Muslim video But covering up what exactly happened in Benghazi created the ballooning controversy surrounding the attack I suspect that whole narrative was used to cover up the fact that the CIA had a presence there What they were doing there, I don t really want to know I ve seen 3 of the surviving op [...]
Thirteen Hours is a first hand account of what really happened at the U.S State Department Special Mission Compound and the nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya from the night of September 11, 2012 and into the late morning of September 12, 2012 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.S Ambassador Chris Stevens The Americans located at either the Compound or th [...]
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 11 12, 2012, 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.S Sta [...]
Powerful narrative of the night of September 11, 2012 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 during t [...]
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 S foreign or security policy, or for that matter on Libya 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 11 12 in Benghazi.The book drags at times it takes than twenty pages for the men to travel o [...]
The tragedy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 that left four Americans dead has been politicized to the point where many people myself included are sick and tired of hearing about it It s easy to forget amidst all the accusations of cover ups, conspiracies, bad judgments, mistakes, and political jockeying that real lives were affected that day, that good men lost their lives and families and loved ones lost fathers, brothers, sons.I didn t want to read Mitchell Zuckoff s 13 Hours The Insi [...]
Before the 3 star review throws anyone off too much, let me be clear right up front this is a GOOD book 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 What s is that this is an IMPORTANT book The firsthand, eyewit [...]
Well told and written This book is written transporting you to the 13 hours as if you are there watchingaders become so involved in the account of what happened, making the events that occurred so real still that one reading can see, feel, and even almost smell all that is being described 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.
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 liked [...]
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 and [...]
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 11 12, 2012 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.
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.
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 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 Ambas [...]
So so so good This book read like fiction Here is what I learned and in my semi educated opinion what I think 1 They did not have enough security at the compound and annex in Libya 2 The government way underestimated the threat and dangers of Libya 3 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 people to help This made me so mad because when the attack happened they had no mil [...]
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 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 any, until now.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 a [...]
Wow as great as this was I probably ignored a good chunk of it I mean sometimes when someone is describing me furniture I like to think about what it d be like to be a ninja Come on, I have priorities.This book was greatly informative for lazy political activists like me It tried to stay neutral on the whole Libya and Benghazi controversy I think it did a good job On September 11 2012, 11 years after the tragic 9 11 attack on the Twin Towers, the Benghazi compound comes under fire when I don t r [...]
Excellent first hand account of security team that tried to save the lives of the American ambassador and his aide and did save the lives of all the other American government workers in Benghazi Two security team members were killed during the attack.My main interest is the light it would shed on Hillary Clinton s responsibility for the disaster There is no smoking gun to directly show that Clinton s actions caused the fiasco or that her inactions prevented a timely rescue What it did show was r [...]
This book seeks to be as apolitical as possible given the controversy surrounding this episode , simply recounting the events of 9 11 2012, when the Embassy of the United States of America at Benghazi, Libya, was attacked, and the ambassador and several others were killed and others seriously wounded 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.It could b [...]
I was riveted by this true account of the attack in Benghazi, Libya on Sept 11, 2012 I am in awe of what these security operators are capable of doing Yeah, they get paid a lot of money, but they deserve it This book reads like an exciting political thriller, but is gut wrenching because it is true these are real people with real lives It does not get involved in politics, but is a straight forward retelling of events as they were lived by the six members of the security annex team It was seriou [...]
Mitchell Zuckoff, a professional journalist, college professor and author of several books, documents a griping fast paced military engagement spanning 13 Hours in Benghazi beginning on September 11, 2012 His nonpartisan presentation of events at the Libyan compound and annex is pure history When the moment came American trained warriors performed heroically.