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13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi

with the Annex Security Team. 7 CDs. retail ed. unabridged. 8 hrs. Hachette Audio. 2014. ISBN 9781478953197. $35; Playaway digital; digital download. HIST
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Zuckoff's (Frozen in Time) latest work details the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, via personal accounts of the brave people who fought that day. Given that it covers a topic mired in controversy, this book is strikingly authoritative owing to the CIA Annex Security Team's heavy involvement in the content. The team was constructed of six former servicemen contracted for CIA protection. When an attack began on the U.S. diplomatic mission compound, the team knew they had to intervene. Despite being repeatedly delayed by stand-down orders, the men decided to ignore orders and rush to the compound in an attempt to save lives. Listeners will not only hear about explosions and gunfights but also other factors of combat such as the pain of losing a brother during battle and uncertainty about returning home to a wife and children. Zuckoff steers clear of politics and personal agendas. This book is for listeners interested in strictly the facts behind the 13 grueling hours of fighting in Benghazi. Zuckoff's narration is dramatic but not over the top. He expertly balances the emotion of fighting with his factual reporting style.
VERDICT Recommended for fans of military nonfiction.

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