George W. Bush

Random House division Crown has announced a Nov. 9 release date for George W. Bush’s upcoming book, Decision Points — the week after midterm elections. The publisher also revealed its cover, an image of a determined-looking Bush strolling the exterior corridor near the White House’s Rose Garden. The book will touch on matters both political and personal, and will mark one of the few times the former president has commented publicly since leaving office. Considering his low popularity numbers, even now, it’s hard to imagine that at least part of this isn’t Bush’s desire to tell his side of the story and seek to recast his legacy. Though his father, George H.W. Bush never published a post-presidential memoir, many of his counterparts have: Bill Clinton released My Life in 2004, and Jimmy Carter has written a veritable library since the end of his term.

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