Santorum announces book deal

Rick Santorum announced Thursday that Tyndale House Publishers will release his upcoming book, American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom.

The book will be released Oct. 2.

It features chapters on Peter Francisco Morgan and Nancy Morgan, both of whom were involved in the Revolutionary War, as well as Elias Boudinot, a congressman from New Jersey.

"This book was written to remind us who we are," Santorum said in a statement. "Americans today are faced with a decision. Do we want to leave our children a country that believes in the God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit happiness? Or do we want to entrust the state to provide for us in exchange for our freedom?"

Santorum's book also includes a "call to action" by Santorum.

"Just as this book shares the stories of those who fought for our founding principles more than 200 years ago, Patriot Voices is fighting to protect those very same principles today," Santorum said, referring to a group he founded after suspending his bid for the presidency.