Cheney signs book deal with S&S imprint

<p>Former US vice president Dick Cheney has signed a book deal with Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon &amp; Schuster in the States, the Associated Press has reported. In an exclusive interview with the newswire, the man behind President George W. Bush, said: &quot;I&#39;m persuaded there are a lot of interesting stories that ought to be told.&quot; </p><p>The memoir is expected to be published in spring 2011, a few months after Bush&#39;s book comes out. </p><p class="ap-story-p">As-yet-untitled, the book will cover his long career in government, from chief of staff under President Ford to vice president under Bush, from Vietnam and Watergate to the first Gulf War and the September 11 attacks.</p><p class="ap-story-p">&quot;I want my grandkids, 20 or 30 years from now, to be able to read it and understand what I did, and why I did it,&quot; he told the AP. </p><p class="ap-story-p">Financial terms were not disclosed, although a &quot;publishing official with knowledge of the negotiations, but not authorised to publicly discuss&quot;, said the deal was likely to have been struck for at least $2m (&pound;1.2m). </p>