Matt Drudge has done it again, beating all other media outlets to the punch. This time, he's managed to secure an exclusive look at "Decision Points," the highly-anticipated autobiographical memoir of America's 43rd President, George W. Bush.
With the book set to hit store shelves on November 9, Drudge gives us a brief synopsis of what to expect from what he calls a "strikingly personal work that takes very few shots at his critics," even noting, "The former president even stays clear of Obama!"
From 911's "Day of Fire" to "Katrina" to "Financial Crisis", Bush explains how he returned to his faith, time and time again. [...]
The president reveals he gave the order to shoot down planes on September 11 -- and at first thought the plane in PA had been shot down.
In the chapter "Stem Cells", Bush describes receiving a letter from Nancy Reagan detailing a "wrenching family journey".
But ultimately, Bush writes: "I did feel a responsibility to voice my pro-life convictions and lead the country toward what Pope John Paul II called a culture of life."
In the book, Bush describes an emotional July 2001 meeting with the Pope at the pontiff's summer residence.
Savaged by Parkinson's, the Pope saw the promise of science, but implored Bush to support life in all its forms.
Later, at the Pope's funeral -- and after a prodding from his wife that it's a time to "pray for miracles" -- Bush found himself saying a prayer for the cancer-stricken ABCNEWS anchor Peter Jennings.
Bush has had his critics, including this recent jab from Jimmy Kimmel:
But, "[w]ith 14 chapters and an epilogue, it's Bush's turn," Drudge writes.
Drudge also quotes a "top Bush source" who says readers "will find the president strong, loving life, and ultimately at peace with the decisions he's made."