Book by Sen. Ted Cruz to be published June 30

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s book, “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America,” will be published this summer.

HarperCollins Publishers tells The Associated Press Thursday that it has set a June 30 release date for the book, for which Cruz reached a deal last year. The Texas Republican, who is considering a presidential run in 2016, said in a recent interview that he wants to tell his story and share his message of free markets and constitutional liberties.

Cruz says the book will include vignettes about Anwar Sadat, Elie Wiesel and others who “had the courage” to speak out in difficult times, a theme he acknowledges can be found in a famous book by a future president, John F. Kennedy’s “Profiles In Courage.”