Official Title and Cover for President George W. Bush’s Biography of His Father Revealed
Crown is proud to announce the official title and book jacket for President George W. Bush’s forthcoming biography of his father, President George H. W. Bush. To be titled 41: A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER, the book will be released on November 11, 2014 in print, digital, and audio formats. President George W. Bush will read the audio edition, which will be issued by Random House Audio. Crown has announced a first printing of one million copies for the hardcover edition.
Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father, another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, 41: A PORTRAIT OF MY FATHER 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. 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.
President George W. Bush’s previous book, DECISION POINTS, a memoir focused on the most consequential decisions in his personal and political life, was published by Crown in November 2010 and is the bestselling Presidential memoir of all time, with more than three million units sold to-date in the U.S. alone across all formats.