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Book Review: 13 Hours In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff

Updated on September 3, 2015

Covering the critical 13 Hours In Benghazi....

A NYTimes best seller for sure.
A NYTimes best seller for sure. | Source

Mortar round by mortar round, and shot by shot....

The average American would not have wanted to be in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, but some extraordinary American heroes were

Along with the input of members of the CIA Annex Security Team involved, Mitchell Zuckoff, a best selling author and professor at Boston University, has compiled an almost minute by minute account of the tragic heroism of those Americans from the evening of that day, until the morning events of September 12, 2012.

Since the events ended, controversy has ensued as to who knew what when, and who did what where, but this 330 page book, with maps and 73 photographs tells what those brave Americans did in those critical 13 hours when their actions were to determine the fate of dozens of other brave and dedicated Americans.

The attacks on the State Department's Special Mission Compound and the Annex were organized and brutal. That those attacks did not achieve everything they were intended to achieve is a tribute to the dedication and sacrifices of those involved.

This book will live on long after its magnificent American participants pass from the scene. It provides in tragic detail their bravery and dedication to each other, their fellow Americans, and their country.

As Americans, we can all take pride in the fact that such courage and loyalty gave us another tragic 9/11 to remember and regard with respect for all the heroes involved and lost.

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© 2015 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - I once wrote about how sad it is that the few truly evil people can make life so miserable for the greater majority of truly good people. In response, someone raised the thought that perhaps my "greater majority" might not be such a large majority at all.

      I still believe so, but there are certainly many who could be truly better.

      Thanks, my own dear friend, for taking your time for my Hub at this busy season of bird migrations. You have to be right in your element, and your time is always precious.

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      There are so many good folks out there, which allows me to take a deep breath in order to dismiss the few from my mind that are not. Thanks for the reminder, dear friend.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      tirelesstraveler - Just a thought to add, is it that the average person is unable to think for themselves, or often simply chooses not to?

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      Judy Specht 

      4 years ago from California

      Of course you have a bias, but you presented the information to encourage people to read the book , then decide for themselves. Everyone seems to think the average person is unable to think for themself these days.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      tirelesstraveler - Oh, I AM biased, biased in favor of recognizing heroes even when self-preservation is one of their motivators. Those crucial 13 hours, and what led up to them, are deserving of remembrance and our understanding.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      I will try!

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      Judy Specht 

      4 years ago from California

      What a beautiful tribute to hero's. I agree with your idea that heroism should be remember. I have heard about this book. You did a wonderful teaser without being biased. Bless you

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Shyron E Shenko - It is a quick and easy read, and some heroism we should remember. I hope you will have the time to read it and to examine the writing style of the best selling author.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Perspycacious, thank you for bringing this book to our attention, I don't know if I will ever find the time to read it or not. I do hope so.

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