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The explosive inside story of how six men fought a terror attack and repelled enemy forces

13 HOURS is the true account of the events of 11 September 2012, when terrorists attacked a US State Compound and a nearby CIA station in Libya, one of the most dangerous corners of the globe. On that fateful day, a team of six American security operators stationed in Benghazi fought to repel mounting enemy forces and escalating firepower, to protect the Americans stationed there, including the US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. Going beyond the call of duty, the team ignored orders to stand down and instead choked back smoke, fought wave after wave of machine-gun fire and retook the Compound, averting tragedy on a much larger scale – although four Americans would not make it out alive.

Recounting the 13 hours of the now infamous attack, this personal account is both blistering and compelling, and sets the story straight about what really happened on the ground, in the streets and on the rooftops.

Reviews

A crisply written, gripping narrative of the events of the battle in Benghazi that adds considerable detail to the public record of what happened there...[an] authoritative account

The Wall Street Journal

A great number of journalists and government instrumentalities have tilted at Benghazi...All of those efforts look fragmentary when placed side-by-side with 13 HOURS

The Washington Post

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  • Paperback

    9781785030529

    January 4, 2016

    Ebury Press

    352 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781785030512

    December 15, 2014

    Ebury Press

    352 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9781473527676

    November 24, 2014

    Ebury Digital

    352 pages

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