I was listening to a book-on-tape biography of Napoleon on my drive home tonight, and it mentioned in passing that at one point Napoleon had tried his hand at writing fiction. (It was some time early in his life, but I think post-adolesence.) This got me thinking – most people try writing fiction at some point of their life, and world leaders are probably no exception. Now, granted, in all likelihood this writing probably wasn’t too great, or else these future leaders would have become authors instead of world leaders, but it would still be interesting to see what fictitious scenarios various personalities came up with. Then I got to imaging that maybe people would even pay to buy a book that compiled such writings, especially if they were intelligently selected and accompanied by incisive articles by professors and other authorities… hmm, a business proposition? (After all, AFAIK the recent showing of Hitler’s early artistic attempts was pretty succesful…)
So, my questions:
Has anyone either read or heard of any fictional writings from other famous world leaders?
Would you be interested in reading such things, if accompanied by appropriate commentary?