Karl Rove memoir coming in March

NEW YORK (AP) - November 18, 2009 BC-US--Books-Rove,0161

Rove, the mastermind of George W. Bush's two successful presidential runs and a top White House aide, signed in 2007 with Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster that has published best sellers by commentators Glenn Beck and Mark Levin.

Threshold also will release former Vice President Dick Cheney's memoir.

"Courage and Consequence," according to Threshold, "frankly responds to critics, passionately articulates his political philosophy and openly explains the reasons behind his decisions in campaigns and the White House."

Rove, who became synonymous with ruthless but effective campaign tactics, said in a statement Threshold issued Wednesday that his book would be "a frank account of what I witnessed and my often-controversial role."

Memoirs from former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are also scheduled for next year.

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