"Based on the well-documented experiences of contemporary peers as well as those of past figures in the political arena, many of whom saw their professional reputations and their personal lives deeply and negatively affected as a consequence of releasing their own memoirs upon completing their tenures in leading public positions, the newly retired four-star general, whom, at his farewell press conference, the president himself had taken the time to praise as his most valuable asset in his administration, decided against writing his own book detailing his life, choosing instead to remove himself from the public eye to spend his golden years at his lakeside cottage with his wife of over 40 years, Dolores.''
Is this a simple, compound or complex sentence?
I can see only one complete sentence with phrases and some non-restrictive clauses.
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