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Ex-President George W. Bush Authors Book About His Father

George H.W. Bush Wins Election in 1988
President-elect George H.W. Bush wades through the crowd following his acceptance speech at the Brown Convention Center, in Houston on November 8, 1988. Photographer: Mike Spague/AFP/Getty Images

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Former President George W. Bush has written a book on another onetime White House occupant: his father.

The currently untitled biography of George H.W. Bush, 90, will be released in the U.S. and Canada in print and digital formats on Nov. 11, Crown Publishing Group said in a news release last night.

The book covers “the entire scope” of the elder Bush’s life, 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,” according to the release.

The younger Bush, 68, also writes about his father’s influence on his own life, including his decision to enter politics, according to the release. Both are Republicans.

The hardcover edition will have a first printing of one million copies, and an audio edition will be simultaneously issued by Random House Audio, the release said.

“I loved writing the story of his life, and I hope others enjoy reading it,” the younger Bush said in a statement issued by Crown.

The elder Bush served two terms as vice president under President Ronald Reagan and then succeeded him in the White House after winning the 1988 election. He lost his re-election bid in 1992 to Bill Clinton.

Texas Governor

The younger Bush began his political career by winning the Texas governorship in 1994 and then was elected president in 2000. He won re-election in 2004.

His memoir “Decision Points” was published by Crown in 2010. His father has not penned a memoir, though books he has written include “A World Transformed,” which he co-authored with Brent Scowcroft, who served as his national security adviser.

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, and George W. Bush, the 43rd, were the second father and son to each win the presidency. John Adams served as the second U.S. president; his son John Quincy Adams was the sixth. Each held the office for one term and lost re-election bids.

Another of the elder Bush’s children, Jeb Bush, is a former governor of Florida who is a potential contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

To contact the reporter on this story: Don Frederick in Washington at dfrederick1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeanne Cummings at jcummings21@bloomberg.net Justin Blum, Don Frederick

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