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A List Of Books Osama Bin Laden Should Have Been Reading

05/21/2015 05:19 pm ET | Updated May 21, 2015

We've known for a while that Osama bin Laden's Pakistani hideout was inundated with myriad porn videos at the time of the 2011 raid that took him down. But his elusive hideout just got more interesting, as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released on Wednesday its list dubbed "Bin Laden's Bookshelf," which includes the 9/11 mastermind's books, articles, magazine clippings and more. Among bin Laden's curiously eclectic selection of books was Michael Scheuer’s Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror, Bob Woodward's Obama’s Wars, and A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam by I. A. Ibrahim

But what else should bin Laden have been reading? In the video above, HuffPost Live explores some potential -- and perhaps more appropriate -- reads for the late terrorist leader.

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    Bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia on March 10, 1957
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    His father was a billionaire construction magnate.
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    In 1979 he gave up studying to join the mujahideen in Pakistan.
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    Al Qaeda was formed in 1988.
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    In 1992 he was banished from Saudi Arabia and moved operations to Sudan.
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    In 1996 Bin Laden was forced to leave Sudan, establishing a base in Afghanistan under the protection of the Taliban.
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    Bin Laden and Syrian-born ideologue Abu Musab al-Suri, a key ally of the Al Qaeda leader who ran training camps
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    After 9/11 he had a bounty on his head of $25 million.
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    His full name is Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden.
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    He is thought to have had six wives.
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    He married his first wife, Najwa Ghanem, at the age of 17.
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    He was known for living a very frugal life despite his family's wealth.
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    After he was killed, Pakistan faced accusations of harbouring Bin Laden as the compound in which he lived was located less than a mile away from a prestigious military academy.
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