13 Hours - Mitchell Zuckoff & The Annex Security Team

13 Hours

By Mitchell Zuckoff & The Annex Security Team

  • Release Date: 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Military
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 826 Ratings)


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.


  • Solid work

    By JordanSamson1984
    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.
  • Thank you!

    By DDOT17
    To the Operators for doing what they know best and making a real difference when it matters.
  • A visceral and patriotic read

    By KyleG32
    Just a stunning read that begs the question what would you have done? And finally, how could the Clinton state department be so negligent?
  • 13 Hours

    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.
  • Could not put this down.

    By Merrie29
    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.
  • Speechless

    By Achick2013
    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!
  • Great read!!!

    By Trucka214
    This was good to read. Those operators are great Hero's. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
  • 13 Hours to Benghazi

    By kb's imac
    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 Bickmore
  • Amazing

    By mcalquin
    It was great to read about these men. It gives you an appreciation of what true heroism is all about. God bless the USA and the military and their families.
  • 13 Hours

    By Irish Woman
    This was one of the most moving books that I have ever read. The courage and bravery of the men who tried to save Stevens and Sean. The fact that no one needed to die if our government had stepped up to the plate in the first place and had sent reinforcements to the Annex would have prevented the death of Glen and Ty. When I discussed the book with my husband, he said that Stevens had been drug through the streets and dismembered. This was such a straight out lie because he did not die this way. You need to read the book to see the true facts of this attack against America. Where was the Secretary of State when this was happening. Her job was to protect American lives, and she certainly failed at that. Hillary Clinton continues to lie about what happened there and seems to believe that it really doesn't matter anymore because it is history. Someone should tell her that history has a way of repeating itself if we don't learn from it.