By: Mitchell Zuckoff
13 Hours is the story of the events that transpired on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. Zuckoff used interviews with the CIA contractors who lived through the attack and reports of the event to gather data and put this book together. It was a nerve-racking, exciting, and ultimately a very sad read. If you are interested in what happened, I encourage you to read this book. The action packed book is sure to thrill, but please remember this is a work of non-fiction. Four men lost their lives. The book also begins with a little history into Libya, from the 1950’s to the months prior to the attack. I found this information helpful to understanding why and how an attack like this could of happened.
I’m glad the book took a non-partisan position on the politics of the event and instead focused on the heroes. The men who fought there deserve recognition, but I understand why many of there names remain anonymous. To them I say thank you. To the four men who did not return home, I say we remember you. Their names are listed below.
Christopher Stevens – US Ambassador
Sean Smith – Information Management Officer
Tyrone Woods – CIA contractor
Glen Doherty – CIA contractor