A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue that now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration.
Crown announced last week that Bush's "Out Of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants" will be published March 2, 2021. The book includes 43 portraits by the 43rd president, four-color paintings of immigrants he has come to know over the years, along with biographical essays he wrote about each.
Bush, who served as president from 2001-2009, has often praised the contributions of immigrants, a notable contrast to President Donald Trump's rhetoric and policies. As president, Bush supported a bipartisan immigration reform bill that narrowly failed to pass in 2007, with opposition coming from both liberals and conservatives. Bush has not endorsed Trump or Joe Biden.
The 43rd president has become a dedicated portrait painter and bestselling author since leaving the White House. His memoir "Decision Points" has sold more than 3 million copies, and his other books include "41," about his father, former President George H.W. Bush; and a collection of paintings of military veterans, "Portraits of Courage."
He'll donate a portion of the latest book's proceeds to organizations that help immigrants resettle.
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injured: Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Cowell fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu. He was taken to a hospital and was said to be under observation and doing fine. Cowell created "America's Got Talent" and serves as a judge on the show. He has also been the judge on "Britain's Got Talent," "The X Factor" and "American Idol."