George W. Bush Writes Book on His Dad

'I loved writing the story of his life,' younger Bush says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2014 3:01 AM CDT
George W. Bush talks with his father during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – George W. Bush has been keeping himself busy writing about the other George Bush to have occupied the White House. The Crown Publishing Group says the younger George's biography of his father will be released this November and will cover "the entire scope" of the 41st president's life, taking in "his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a congressman, US representative to China and the United Nations, CIA director, vice-president, and president," as well as his influence on his son's life, Bloomberg reports.

"George HW Bush is a great servant, statesman, and father," George W. Bush said in a statement issued by the publisher, which plans a first run of a million copies. "I loved writing the story of his life, and I hope others enjoy reading it." Two years ago, George W. started writing the story of the second father and son in history to have both occupied the White House and had plenty of input from family members, including his dad, the AP reports. The younger George published his memoir, Decision Points, in 2010, but the elder Bush has never written a memoir of his own. There's no title yet for Bush's book—and since George W. apparently "borrowed" much of Decision Points from other sources, he should take care to remember that Dreams From My Father has already been taken. (Read more George W. Bush stories.)

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