By Mitchell Zuckoff
The harrowing, actual account from the courageous males at the floor who fought again in the course of the conflict of Benghazi.
13 HOURS provides, for the 1st time ever, the real account of the occasions of September eleven, 2012, whilst terrorists attacked the USA nation division precise undertaking Compound and a close-by CIA station known as the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A staff of six American safeguard operators fought to repel the attackers and guard the americans stationed there. these males went past the decision of accountability, appearing amazing acts of braveness and heroism, to avoid tragedy on a miles higher scale. this is often their own account, by no means earlier than informed, of what occurred in the course of the 13 hours of that now-infamous attack.
13 HOURS units the list instantly on what occurred in the course of an evening that has been shrouded in secret and controversy. Written by way of ny occasions bestselling writer Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting booklet takes readers into the action-packed tale of heroes who laid their lives at the line for each other, for his or her countrymen, and for his or her country.
13 HOURS is a beautiful, eye-opening, and excessive book—but most significantly, it's the fact. the tale of what occurred to those men—and what they accomplished—is unforgettable.
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