Former President George W Bush lands a $ 7 million deal for his book in which he intends to share the most challenging decisions he made during his days in the Oval Office
On Tuesday Former President George W Bush announced that he has been busy writing a book. Reports now confirm that a $7 million deal has been brokered with the Crown Publishing Group.
Unlike a traditional memoir, the book will focus on the most challenging personal and political decisions made by the President as he led the country in the fight against Terror. The President told AP, "I want people to understand the environment in which I was making decisions". The book, tentatively titled "Decision Points" will be published in 2010. The release will follow closely behind the former first lady, Laura Bush's memoirs.
The book is expected to cover President Bush's decisions in response to 9/11, the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and key issues at home. Sources indicated that Mr Bush would also write about events related to personal life including his decision to run for the presidency and his relationships with his parents, wife and siblings.
Media also reported yesterday that the former President has already written 30,000 words. The Crown Publishing Group owned by Random House also published Bill Clinton's memoir "My Life". However, Bush's book deal is valued at less than half of what Bill Clinton was paid for his memoirs.
The book deal follows on the heals of recently signed book deals by Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the ousted Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich.