NEW YORK (AP) — A former White House aide to Bill Clinton has spent the past few years writing a trilogy about the life of another president — Abraham Lincoln.
Simon & Schuster announced a deal Tuesday with Sidney Blumenthal. The three-volume biography has the working title "Abraham Lincoln: A Political Life." The first book, "A Self-Made Man," is scheduled to come out in 2015. Blumenthal will be edited by Alice Mayhew, whose other projects have included Doris Kearns Goodwin's million-selling Lincoln book, "Team of Rivals."
The 65-year-old Blumenthal is a longtime journalist and the author of several previous books, including a memoir about his years in the Clinton administration.