13 Hours

13 Hours Summary

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.

Book Reviews


Intense4 star

Great read.45


Great read5 star

This book gives first hand accounts of the attack on the US ambassador and of the survivors ensuing fight to stay alive. Very much free from politics it gives the reader the story of the tragedy without the trappings attached to it from the recent Presidential campaigns. Hopefully, politics aside, the lessons learned can be used to prevent similar tragedies. After the embassy overthrow in Iran during the late 1970's and the 2012 attack in been Benghazi,surely the US has learned to stop being dependent on security being provided to our embassies and consulates by local forces that we cannot completely rely on.55


Solid work5 star

After seeing the movie I knew I had to read the book to get more of the story. I have to say I wasn't disappointed. America is lucky to have people like the operators.55


Thank you!5 star

To the Operators for doing what they know best and making a real difference when it matters.55


A visceral and patriotic read5 star

Just a stunning read that begs the question what would you have done? And finally, how could the Clinton state department be so negligent?55


13 Hours5 star

Fabulously written !!! Difficult to put down!! Sad I've finished it so quickly. Thoughts, prayers & much much love to those lost and those left !! True American Hero's !! The current administration in DC should be hiding their heads in shame !! Thank you for writing such an incredible, yet horribly heartbreaking chain of events.55


Could not put this down.5 star

I am not a military person, however I do have a job and have felt frustration when all I want is to do my job and am stymied by managers who say wait, not yet, we need one more thing. That frustration on a military level with lives at stake is detailed in this book. I actually cried for the lives lost here, for the frustration the survivors felt and in pride for their willingness to serve.55


Speechless5 star

Gripping and objective account of the ordeal these brave men faced. The facts about this incident forces the reader to draw only one conclusion- the State dept put these heroes in danger- and failed miserably at trying to rescue those in the annex. Very well written- a must read!55


Great read!!!5 star

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13 Hours to Benghazi4 star

What a tragedy our country faced on September 11, 2012. If Hillary would have responded to the request for more protection I would not be writing this review. And the book would not have NEEDED to be written. I recommend all Hillary supporters to read this book before you vote. After reading, if you still vote for her, you're not a true American. Hillary let these great Americans down. Enough of these politicians not doing their job. Let's make America great again! Kurrin Bickmore45

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