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"On the night of September 11, 2012, 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 - Mark "Oz" Geist, Kris "Tanto" Paronto, John "Tig" Tiegen, Jack Silva, Dave "D.B." Benton, and Tyrone "Rone" Woods - 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. 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." (taken from the back cover)
When I first heard about the attack that took place on September 11, 2012, I wanted to know the truth of what happened. My gut was telling me that this attack was not a last minute protest of a youtube video...as several news broadcasts (and one Secretary of State) had eluded to. 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi is a must read for everyone. This book takes you directly to the before, during and after of the siege. Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team gives the a reader an eye-opening, detailed account of what truly happened September 11th and 12th of September 2012.
(disclaimer: I bought this book because I wanted to know what happened on Sept. 11, 2012. I was not asked by the author to provide an opinion.)