Gaddafi's sudden fall from power, his hideout has been the inspiration behind many tomes on the Libyan dictator and the Libyan Revolution. And now, the news of his death will inevitably lead to a burst of literature on the man.
While the publishing world goes into a tizzy, to being out the best book on the dictator, here's a look at the previous books on Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan revolution.
Seeking Gaddafi by Daniel Kawczynski
This is a second-hand account of Libyans views on Muammar Gaddafi.
Gadaffi, The Desert Mystic by George Tremlett
George Tremlett's well researched book brings to light the dictator and Libya's economic and political situation.
Libya's Qaddafi: The Politics of Contradiction by Mansour Omar El-Kikhia
This is an insightful study of the Gaddafi regime, his philosophy and the condition of Libyans.
A History of Modern Libya by Dirk Vandewalle
The author explores how Muammar el-Qaddafi's policies turned Libya into a troubled state.
The dictator himself turned writer in the highly controversial book. It was a book of quotations which Gaddafi propounded the political philosophy.