George W. Bush to release memoir on November 9
NEW YORK - George W. Bush, whose presidency was marked by the September 11 attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will release a memoir on November 9, his publisher said on Monday.
The book, "Decision Points," will center on 14 decisions Bush made in his eight years as president, including "his flaws and mistakes, as well as his historic achievements," The Crown Publishing Group said in a statement.
Bush will do a national tour to promote the book, which will sell for $35, said Crown, a Random House imprint, which is part of the German media giant Bertelsmann AG.
The former Texas governor left the White House in January 2009 with one of the lowest presidential approval ratings in history, with the unpopular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the financial crisis weighing on his legacy.
"President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor's Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11 in the gripping hours after America's most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; inside the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq," said the publisher.
Bush also writes about "his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century."
The book will also discuss Bush's decision to quit drinking, his discovery of faith and family relationships.