Secrets of Bin Laden's Bookshelf

Amid conspiracy tomes, a Guinness Book of World Records.

"Fifty Shades of Grey" was conspicuously missing.

Photographer: Associated Press

While the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has been busy clouding the history of Osama bin Laden's years on the lam in Pakistan, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence cleared things up a bit by releasing a list of documents found at the lair in Abbottabad where he was killed in 2011. Intelligence experts may be most interested in the newly declassified communications between bin Laden and his terrorist underlings, but I'm fascinated by a number of general-interest titles and press clippings in "The Bin Laden Bookshelf," which may give insight into the mind behind the most brazen terrorist attack of the 21st century. Or maybe his wives were just big Noam Chomsky fans. In any case, here is a sampling:

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