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Nobel Peace Prize Winner ElBaradei Writing Memoir

Nobel Prize

03/16/10 02:49 PM ET   AP

NEW YORK — Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei (ehl-BEHR'-uh-day) is writing a memoir about his years as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, including the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Co., announced Tuesday that "Crawling Away from Armageddon" will be published in 2011.

Metropolitan says ElBaradei will write about the U.S. war against Iraq and will include his observations of Bush administration officials including Dick Cheney and Colin Powell.

ElBaradei won the Nobel in 2005. He headed the United Nations agency for 12 years before stepping down last year.

He infuriated Washington by challenging claims that Saddam Hussein had a secret nuclear program. He also grappled with Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs.

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