Then-President George W. Bush walks off the 18th hole with his brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (r.), and father, former President George H.W. Bush (l.), at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2001. The Bush family was vacationing at Walker's Point, the family estate in Kennebunkport. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
George P. Bush makes a campaign stop in El Paso, Texas, March 3, 2014. Bush – nephew of one former president, grandson of another, and son of an ex-Florida governor – officially joined the family business of winning elections when Texas Republicans, voting in the primary, gave him their nod as the party's nominee for state land commissioner. Juan Carlos Llorca/AP
Former President George H.W. Bush (l.) speaks at a dedication ceremony for the George and Barbara Bush Center at the University of New England, in 2008 in Biddeford, Maine. The Bush Legacy Library will house material anchoring the Bush legacy in Maine, including memorabilia on loan from the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, arrive for the premiere of HBO's documentary about his life in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2012. The premiere of '41' was held on Bush's 88th birthday on the grounds of St. Ann's Church in Kennebunkport, near the Bush family's summer home. Charles Krupa/AP
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush (c.) and his son George W. Bush (l.) make their way across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Maine, in 2012. The Navy's newest aircraft carrier hosted the ship's namesake, along with his family and friends, for a promotion and reenlistment ceremony in the ship's hangar bay. Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg/U.S. Navy/AP
George P. Bush (l.) poses for photos with his dad, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (r.), before a Dallas Council of World Affairs luncheon, in Dallas. The younger Bush is a Spanish-speaking attorney and consultant. Returning from the margins of American politics, the Bush family is reasserting itself. Tony Gutierrez/AP
Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush present President Obama with a pair of socks in the Map Room of the White House, 2013. Pete Souza/Official White House Photo
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush looks at the convention floor from the podium during a microphone check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., in 2012. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Wearing traditional Chinese silk coats, Russian President Vladimir Putin (l.) and then-President George W. Bush (c.) speak together while they walk with then-Chinese President Jiang Zemin (r.) to a photo session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Shanghai, in 2001. Eriko Sugita/AP
Jenna Bush, a daughter of former President George W. Bush, smiles as she sits with children from Grand Medine Primary School in Dakar, Senegal, in 2007. First lady Laura Bush was on a four-nation Africa tour that focused on how the US can help fight AIDS. Schalk van Zuydam/AP
First lady Laura Bush (center l.) is flanked by daughter Barbara as she talks with a Karen refugee family at Mae La refugee camp in Thailand's Mae Sot town near the Thai-Myanmar border, in 2008. Apichart Weerawong/AP
President Bush talks to a cashier, asking if Gov. Jeb Bush (r.), his brother, paid for the take-out food they'd ordered from Wings Plus. The Bushes stopped at the eatery, in Coral Springs, Fla., on their way to a 2004 campaign rally in Palm Beach County, Florida. J. Albert Diaz/AP
George P. Bush, holding his son Prescott, turned out to vote in the primary election March 4, 2014, in which he was running for the GOP nomination for Texas land commissioner. His precinct was at North High Mount Elementary School in Fort Worth. Joyce Marshall/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram/AP
George W. Bush's forthcoming memoir on his father should be worth a read, but the best memoir by a former president skipped his presidential years.
ByMatthew Dickinson, Guest blogger
The news that George W. Bush has written a book about his 90-year old father, former president George. H. W. Bush, set off the usual partisan-based reaction among some in the punditocracy. But I, for one, look forward to reading it, not least because one could argue – as I did here – that the elder Bush is the best president never to win reelection. Moreover, it will be interesting to see whether Bush 43 addresses some of the policy differences between them, most notably how each approached the problem of removing Saddam Hussein from office.