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Fox News host Bill O’Reilly writing 2 more books

- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News host Bill O'Reilly has signed on to write two more books, including a presidential history.

The conservative commentator and best-selling author already has memoir "Bolder and Fresher" due from Henry Holt and Co. His next two books will include a presidential story, the president to be revealed later, the publisher announced Monday. The third book is yet to be determined.

O'Reilly's current hit is his first work of history, "Killing Lincoln," which topped The New York Times nonfiction hardcover list this fall and has sold nearly 1 million copies, Holt said. Stephen Rubin, Holt's president and publisher, said O'Reilly planned a series of books on presidents "very much in keeping" with "Killing Lincoln."

"They will be history told in a narrative, novelistic fashion," Rubin said.

O'Reilly's previous releases include "Pinheads and Patriots," "Culture Warrior" and the memoir "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity." The "O'Reilly Factor" star's latest deal continues his longtime publishing partnership with Rubin, who first worked with O'Reilly at Broadway Books, then brought him over when he joined Holt in 2009.

"The reason my books have been successful is because of the amazing support provided by the `Factor' audience, and Steve Rubin," O'Reilly said in a statement. "It's a dream partnership."

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