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Mitchell Zuckoff

Mitchell Zuckoff Mitchell Zuckoff is the author of six books and a professor of journalism at Boston University. A New York native, Zuckoff spent two decades as a reporter, much of that time with The Boston Globe, where he was an investigative reporter and roving national correspondent. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Fortune, and other major magazines. Zuckoff received the Winship/PEN New England Award for his New York Times bestselling book, Lost in Shangri-La.

During his newspaper career, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting, and won the Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Livingston Award. His most recent title, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, is a #1 New York Times bestseller. Its movie adaption, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, comes to the big screen via Michael Bay on January 12, 2016.

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

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

Videos featuring Mitchell Zuckoff

Frozen in Time - Book Trailer

Mitchell Zuckoff on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Mitchell Zuckoff answers Good Reads reader questions on Frozen in Time

Mitchell Zuckoff Speaks at Brown University