What Really Happened in Benghazi:
Mitchell Zuckoff, NYT bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist, presents the definitive story of what happened in Libya, Benghazi, from the perspective of the six operatives on the ground who went beyond the call of duty to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. In 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, Zuckoff weaves together the story of these men who were called to defend a woefully unprepared U.S. security compound, and the terror that followed.
Discussion topics and themes:
- U.S. Security
- insurgency in the new millennium
- Libyan instability post-Arab Spring
- Terrorism and ISIS' influence
- Resiliency and hope in the face of terror
Zuckoff fastidiously presents the facts, as told to him by those on the ground that night, leaving the pundits to debate the bigger-picture issue of U.S. diplomatic security. This engaging narrative, which doesn't release you until the story's end, and the major motion picture being released in theaters on Jan. 15, 2016, come out amid much political rhetoric about the events in Benghazi.
13 Hours engenders discussions about U.S. presence in hostile regions, how we receive and process news about international incidents, international security in a time of terrorism, and American grit that defies time and space.
Mitchell will be traveling extensively throughout the U.S. in 2016. To have Mitchell visit your community for a speaking engagement, contact Books in Common.
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