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It’s been roughly 1,100 days since Barack Obama was president, a number that means different things to different people — be they Democrats, Republicans or readers of any party. Like so many of his predecessors, Obama signed up to write a presidential memoir, but he’s running late, at least by the standards of the genre. His publisher has yet to announce a title or even a publication date. George W. Bush’s “ Decision Points ,” by contrast, came out roughly 600 days after he left office. There have been presidential autobiographies for nearly as long as there have been American presidents. Four of the first five chief executives tried to write their life stories, with Washington the only h... Full story

14 February