3 Non-Sport Signed Books by Walter Cronkite, Garrison Keillor and Michael Moore.
Lot 694. 3 Non-Sport Signed Books by Walter Cronkite, Garrison Keillor and Michael Moore. A diversity of information, opinion and reading entertainment complemented by three strong autographs characterizes this collection. “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite (1916-2009), named “the most trusted man in America” in a 1972 opinion poll, autographed a bookplate at the 2001 Lakeside, N.Y., Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, where he was the guest speaker. The plate – with Cronkite’s gem mint 10 signature – is now on the flyleaf of his 1996 book, “A Reporter’s Life.” A stated first edition, the book is nm with a vg-ex dust jacket. Garrison Keillor’s autograph is gem mint 10 on the first title page of his 2014 book “The Keillor Reader,” ex book with some slight discoloration along the top page of the cover; vg dust jacket. Satirist, columnist, singer, storyteller, novelist, poet and screenwriter, Keillor created the Minnesota Public Radio Show “A Prairie Home Companion,” which he hosted from 1974-2016. Michael Moore, “New York Times” bestselling author, documentary filmmaker and political activist, placed his mint 9 to gem mint 10 autograph on the title page of his book, “Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life.” The hardback book, a 2011 stated first edition, and the dust jacket are ex-m+. Moore won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for “Bowling for Columbine,” which dealt with the causes of the Columbine High School massacre. He also directed “Fahrenheit 9/11,” a documentary on President George W. Bush and the War on Terror. With receipts exceeding $119 million, it was the highest-grossing documentary ever in the U.S. and won an award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Winning Bid $25.