In this Dec. 24, 1998, photo, Osama bin Laden speaks to a selected group of reporters in mountains of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. (Rahimullah Yousafzai/AP)

Noam Chomsky, Bob Woodward, U.S. foreign policy, Islam -- these are the names and topics that one would have stumbled upon if perusing Osama bin Laden's bookshelf in his Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound.

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Four years after the bin Laden raid, the United States has declassified a list of 39 English-language books the former al-Qaeda leader had on display at his home.

The non-fiction books include topics such as:

U.S. conquests abroad: "America's Strategic Blunders," "America's 'War on Terrorism,'" "Obama’s Wars," "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II," "Unfinished Business, U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century," "Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower," "New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11"

Islam: "A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam," "Christianity and Islam in Spain," "Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies," "In Pursuit of Allah’s Pleasure"

International relations and war: "Handbook of International Law," "Guerrilla Air Defense: Antiaircraft Weapons and Techniques for Guerrilla Forces," "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers," "Oxford History of Modern War," "International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific," "Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies"

See the complete list here, originally posted on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's Web site:

"The 2030 Spike" by Colin Mason

"A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam" by I. A. Ibrahim

"America’s Strategic Blunders" by Willard Matthias

"America’s 'War on Terrorism” by Michel Chossudovsky

"Al-Qaeda’s Online Media Strategies: From Abu Reuter to Irhabi 007" by Hanna Rogan

"The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" by Greg Palast

"The Best Enemy Money Can Buy" by Anthony Sutton

"Black Box Voting, Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century" by Bev Harris

"Bloodlines of the Illuminati" by Fritz Springmeier

"Bounding the Global War on Terror" by Jeffrey Record

"Checking Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions" by Henry Sokolski and Patrick Clawson

"Christianity and Islam in Spain 756-1031 A.D." by C. R. Haines

"Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies" by Cheryl Benard

"Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" by John Perkins

"Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Committee of 300" by John Coleman

"Crossing the Rubicon" by Michael Ruppert

"Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance" (only the book’s introduction) by C. Christine Fair and Peter Chalk

"Guerrilla Air Defense: Antiaircraft Weapons and Techniques for Guerrilla Forces" by James Crabtree

"Handbook of International Law" by Anthony Aust

"Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance" by Noam Chomsky

"Imperial Hubris" by Michael Scheuer

"In Pursuit of Allah’s Pleasure" by Asim Abdul Maajid, Esaam-ud-Deen and Dr. Naahah Ibrahim

"International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific" by John Ikenberry and Michael Mastandano

"Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II" by William Blum

"Military Intelligence Blunders" by John Hughes-Wilson

Project MKULTRA, the CIA’s program of research in behavioral modification. Joint hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, August 3, 1977. United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence.

"Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies" by Noam Chomsky

"New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11" by David Ray Griffin

"New Political Religions, or Analysis of Modern Terrorism" by Barry Cooper

"Obama’s Wars" by Bob Woodward

"Oxford History of Modern War" by Charles Townsend

"The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers" by Paul Kennedy

"Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower" by William Blum

"The Secret Teachings of All Ages" by Manly Hall (1928)

"Secrets of the Federal Reserve" by Eustace Mullins

"The Taking of America 1-2-3" by Richard Sprague

"Unfinished Business, U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century" by Michael O’Hanlon

"The U.S. and Vietnam 1787-1941" by Robert Hopkins Miller

“Website Claims Steve Jackson Games Foretold 9/11,” article posted on ICV2.com (this file contained only a single saved web page)

 

 

Newly declassified documents recovered during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound were released on Wednesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Reuters)