In the spirit of Armchair BEA I am posting my favorite signed books and telling who I'd make a bee-line for if I was actually at the Book Expo.
First off is Last Man Out, a biography of Glenn McDole, by Bob Wilbanks. McDole is a survivor of WWII and was a prisoner of war in the Pacific Arena. This is a great story about survival. McDole retired in my hometown and passed away recently and so I treasure my copy that he signed. For a video of McDole check out Iowa Public Television's website.
Next, is A Season On the Mat, a bio about Dan Gable, by Nolan Zavoral. Dan Gable, another Iowan, won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in 1972 in wreslting. He coached wrestling for many years at my school, The University of Iowa. I've heard him speak and met him. He's incredibly inspirational. He signed the book to my husband.