Tuesday, March 29, 2016

13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team

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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.) 

Monday, March 28, 2016

1913 by Oliver DeMille

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The Year We Failed America...And How to Recover Her for GOOD.
Three critical events in 1913, followed by a corresponding event in 1936, together struck a resounding blow to America's freedom.  In fact, they triggered the greatest Turning Point away from freedom in modern times.
What were these dangerous events?  Why do so few American citizens know about them - especially since they dramatically and negatively impact every detail of their lives?  Most importantly, how can their effects be reversed and freedom restored?
1913 answers these questions and more.  This is not a doomsday book for alarmists, but rather an optimistic action guide for thoughtful, dedicated freedom-lovers.  DeMille provides three clear, detailed, and practical solutions you can implement to restore America's freedom and revitalize her prosperity.
A new Turning Point of Freedom is desperately needed.  And reading this book will propel you to the front lines of that shift.  (Taken from the back cover of the book)

This book is very profound and eye-opening.  I had my pen in my hand as I read this book and I underlined quite a bit of information.  I will be using this book in our homeschool as a reference for when we learn about American History/U.S. Government/U.S. Constitution.  I highly recommend this book for all to read.  Everyone should know what happened back in 1913 and 1936!

(Disclaimer:  I bought this book for my own personal library and my opinions are my own.  The author of this book did not ask me for the above review)