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Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing a shortness of breath. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Former President George W. Bush's book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush, is due to hit shelves on Nov. 11. His publisher describes the book as "heartfelt, intimate and illuminating." The elder Mr. Bush turned 90 in June. (YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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** FILE ** George H.W. Bush wears Superman socks as part of his 89th birthday celebration in this photo released by his office.

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USS George H.W. Bush The USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier was commissioned on January 10, 2009. It has been built by Newport News Shipbuilding Company. According to the US Navy, the USS George H.W. Bush is 1,092 feet (332.8 meters) in length and has a flight deck width of 252 feet. ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 31, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian M. Brooks/Released)

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In this photo provided by the All Veteran Parachute Team, former President George H.W. Bush, right, is congratulated on his parachute jump by his son, former President George W. Bush, far left, his wife Barbara Bush and his tandem team partner Mike Elliott on his 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/All Veteran Parachute Team, Kenneth Wasley) ** FILE **

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In this photo provided by the All Veteran Parachute Team, former President George H.W. Bush is tethered to Mike Elliott, a member of the All Veteran Parachute Team, on a jump from a helicopter as they celebrate Bush's 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/All Veteran Parachute Team, Charles Cooley)

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Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, prepare to land on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church while celebrating Bush's 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, prepare to land on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church while celebrating Bush's 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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Former President George H.W. Bush among the honorary degree recipients at Harvard along with Michael Bloomberg and Aretha Franklin. Twitter photo by Jim Mcgrath

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Lauren Bush Lauren, right, granddaughter of Former President George H.W. Bush, stands with Jack Schlossberg, center and Rose Schlossberg, left, grandchildren of President John F. Kennedy, after accepting the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on behalf of her grandfather during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

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Lauren Bush Lauren, right, granddaughter of Former President George H.W. Bush, accepts the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on behalf of her grandfather from Jack Schlossberg, left, grandson of President John F. Kennedy, during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

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Accepting the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on behalf of her grandfather former President George H.W. Bush, Lauren Bush Lauren, center, and fellow Award recipient Paul W. Bridges, the former mayor of Uvalda, Ga, right, hold the awards as they stand with Jack Schlossberg, left, grandson of President John F. Kennedy, during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

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Lauren Bush Lauren, right, granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, laughs with Jack Schlossberg, grandson of former President John F. Kennedy, before accepting the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on behalf of her grandfather during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Boston. Bush was being recognized for the political courage he showed when he agreed to a 1990 budget compromise that jeopardized his re-election bid by violating his 1988 campaign promise not to raise taxes. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

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Lauren Bush Lauren, center, granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, center, reacts to seeing family members in the audience before she accepts the 2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on behalf of her grandfather from Jack Schlossberg, grandson of President John F. Kennedy, left, as fellow Profile in Courage Award recipient, Paul W. Bridges, looks on during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)