Proposed Rumsfeld Book Greeted With "Tepid" Interest From Publishers

In the latest development in the quest by Donald Rumsfeld to snag a book deal, a well-placed industry source said the former Secretary of Defense has received only tepid interest from a handful of publishers.

As a result, he now plans to make it a full-blown autobiography rather than simply a treatment of his six years in the cabinet.

While a $1 million advance is considered nirvana for most authors, it pales sharply with the reported $5 million advance that retired Army Gen. Tommy Franks snagged from HarperCollins for his book "American Soldier," which came out in 2004 when the Iraq War was still perceived positively by the masses.

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