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Shannon Lee shows some of the books in her dad's library. Camera is shaky though at times which is annoying.


In the book, Bruce Lee: Dynamic Becoming, the author James Bishop published a list of 367 books that are confirmed to have been in his library.

Some of the other books he lists as being a part of Bruce Lee’s personal library are (in no particular order):

  • Aikido – Kisshomaru Ueshiba (he lists several books on Aikido)
  • Advanced Karate – Mas Oyama (other Kyokushinkai books are also on this list)
  • The Book of 5 Rings – Miyamoto Musashi
  • The Book of Fencing – Kass (many books on fencing in his collection)
  • Bokuden Ikun Sho – Tsukuhara Bokuden (several books on Japanese sword / Kendo)
  • Canon of Judo – Kyuzo Mifune (many books on Judo in his collection)
  • Combat Training of the Individual Soldier & Patrolling – US Army (US Army Boxing Manual is also on this list)
  • Efficiency of Human Movement – Marion Ruth Broer
  • Books on Tai Ji
  • Books on Psychology
  • Hero with a Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell
  • Introduction to Zen Buddhism – D.T. Suzuki (and many other books on Zen)
  • Kill or Get Killed – Rex Applegate
  • The Bible
  • The Koran
  • Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
  • Practical Karate series – Donn Draeger / Masatoshi Nakayama
  • Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  • Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • US Navy Boxing Manual – US Navy

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