George W. Bush book on George H.W. Bush to be published Nov. 11


Former President George W. Bush has written a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush, to be published in November by Crown.

The book, announced late Wednesday, does not yet have a title. In less than a day, its pre-orders have taken the book to the No. 2 spot at Barnes & Noble online.

Crown described the book in its official statement: “A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President.”


It continues, “The book shines new light on both the accomplished leader and the warm, decent man known best by his family. In addition, George W. Bush discusses his father’s influence on him throughout his own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father, and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.”

The Bushes are the second father and son to hold the American presidency; the first were John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams, who left office in 1829.

The Bush book was acquired by Crown on an exclusive submission from Robert Barnett; the Washington lawyer is known for negotiating big book deals for major political figures, including Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama.

With the publication date less than four months away, the manuscript is essentially complete. It will be edited by Crown’s Molly Stern and Mary Choteborsky.

There has been no co-writer named on the book, and the publisher has not responded to a request about whether Bush worked with a co-author.

George W. Bush’s book on his father, George H.W., will be published Nov. 11.


Like passing notes in class; I’m @paperhaus on Twitter