Ex-President Bush aims to ”bring the reader inside the Oval Office”

March 20th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar.20 (ANI): Former President George W. Bush has said that his goal is to bring the reader inside the Oval Office for the most consequential moments of my personal and political life,” through his autobiography.
In a statement Thursday issued by Crown Publishing, Bush said. “I look forward to painting a vivid picture of the information I had, the principles I followed, and the decisions I made.”
Tentatively titled “Decision Points,” the New York Daily News quotes Bush as telling friends he’’s determined to produce a readable volume instead of the often turgid and lengthy tomes written by some of his predecessors.
“Rather than produce a long book nobody would read or take on everything at a surface level, he thought this approach would be a better service to history,” an aide to the former President told the Daily News.
Bush decided to follow the advice of his father by not writing a conventional memoir.
Ex-President George H.W. Bush’’s post-mortem also concentrated on explaining the major moments of his presidency, such as the decision to go to war with Iraq and the fall of the Soviet Union, rather than a point-by-point rehash of his White House years.
Friends say Bush also has an obvious longer-term motivation.
“He sees the book as the next draft of his legacy,” said another Bush insider, “a way to shape and frame the argument for historians.”
Bush has about 30,000 words already written. Chris Michel, Bush’’s last chief speechwriter, has the job of helping shape up the book, the source said. (ANI)

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