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A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas

A. C. Green has left us, but his love of Texas, its various parts, its history and literature lives through his bright and lively work. Greene, in his literate and plainspoken way, gave us the great gift of a guide to Texas literature in 1982, "The 50 Best Books on Texas" and in the 1998 revised version, The 50+ Best Books on Texas". We at Texas Star Books try to keep copies from Greene's list on hand. Some are easier to find than others, so we may not have them all. To view his picks, click on the book title. Look for the book, itself in our inventory, too!
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Texas Star Books has retail space in
Montgomery Street Antique Mall
2601 Montgomery Street @I-30
Fort Worth, Texas
We're proud of our selection of Texana, Texas History, American History and Military History. We also have a great selection of original WWII posters.
If you're in the D/FW area, please come browse our shelves!

World War II

World War II

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1 A Manual for Courts-Martial U.S. Army 1928
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office 1943 First Thus Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Revised in the Office of The Judge Advocate General of the Army and published by direction of The President: Effective April 1, 1928: Corrected to April 20, 1943", information on title page. This copy was the property of an Army Air Corps legal officer. It is intact with a little loosening of hinge and corner and spine end bumping and wear. Boards are khaki-colored with rubbing and previous owner's name and rank on front cover in ink and stamped on rear board.Interior has taped in memos and notations: "Accused' Rights As to Testifying"and "Explanation of Plea of Guilty" on front end papers. Front free end paper, under a taped in legal memo, is the previous owner's name and rank in ink followed by his different locations in WWII. First two places in England, 1943 and Jan. 1944, then Normandy, 25 July 1944, and then two other French locations through 26 Sept. 1944. Inside is a memo to "All Staff Judge Advocates, ETOUSA, Subject: Death Penalty" signed by Theo. F Cangelosi, Capt. JAGD for the Assistant Judge Advocate General. There are margin notations and markings and text underlining throughout. A JAG officer's working resource and an unusual collectible piece of WWII. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Air Ground Teamwork on the Western Front, Wings at War Series #5, Commemorative Edition
Washington, D.C. Center for Air Force History 1992 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
50 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding - tight with minor wear to wraps. Clean interior. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Airborne Assault on Holland: Wings at War #4: Commemorative Edition
Washington, D.C. Center for Air Force History 1992 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
50th anniversary reprint. 57 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding. Very light wear on corners and spine ends. A few very small spots on front wrap. Very nice copy. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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4 Field Artillery Fundamentals 1942 Edition
Fort Sill, OK Reproduction Plant, Field Artillery School 1942 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Noted "Book 30". Tight copy with clean interior. Red wraps have slight wear and curling on corners. Top spine end has light wear while bottom has loss of about 1/2". Front panel has some light rubbing/spotting and has price, 50 C on top right corner. Rear panel has a few creases. Wartime paper is tanned. Nice, sturdy copy. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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5 Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II
London Random House Group 2001 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good++ Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Crisp and bright oversized book. Pictorial boards have slight bumping on corners and spine ends. Very faint spot on front end pages. Else, fine copy. Dust jacket has very night wear at corners and spine ends. It is bright and crisp and is not price-clipped. Now in protective cover. Very nice copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Men and Women in the Armed Forces from Hill County
Dallas, Texas Universal Publishing Co. Hard Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Listings with short biographical material and photo of men and women from Hill County, Texas, during World War II. Post war regional publication - no date given. "In Memoriam" page and "Dedication" page for those who lost their lives. Includes a letter to those who served from the Post Commander of the American Legion, one from Loy W. Harsfield, Pressident of Hillsboro College and Superintendent of School, as well as a letter from the Superintendent of Itasca, TX Public Schools. Not pageinated. White leather-like boards with blue tinge and American flag prominently on front board. Oversized format, 8-1/4"W X 11"H. Clean inside and out with hinges slightly loose and edges with light wear. Pages are tanned with age and have some minor creasing. Very nice commemorative piece. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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7 Pacific Counterblow: Wings at War #3: Commemorative Edition
Washington, D.C. Center for Air Force History 1992 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The 11th Bombardment Group and the 67th Fighter Squadron in the Battle for Guadalcanal" - 50th anniversary reprint. 56 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding. Very light wear on corners and spine ends. Clean, tight copy. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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8 Radar System Fundamentals: TM 11-467 War Department Technical Manual
Washington, D.C. War Department 1944 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Classification Canceled" label on front paper wrapper and "Confidential" stamp which has ben blacked out. Tight copy with creasing, spotting and corner curling. Spine has light rubbed spots. Page edges are soiled and spotting goes through to edges of margins on pages. Does not affect text block. Restricted stamp on title page, and the word "confidential" is blacked out in title on that page. Occasional creased page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sign the Pledge to Keep 'Em Rolling! (POSTER)
9 Sign the Pledge to Keep 'Em Rolling! (POSTER)
U.S. Government Printing Office 1943 Original Very Good 22" X 28" 
Great color in this WWII poster showing a driver in his truck pointing to a sign on the door that reads, "Pledged U.S. Truck Conservation Corps". Another smiling fellow also points to the sign. Keep 'em rolling, keep 'em flying, keep 'em floating - all watchwords of the U.S. industrial effort in WWII. Across the top of the poster is "Sign the pledge to keep 'em rolling!", and across the bottom is "Join the U.S. Truck Conservation Corps, Office of Defense Transportation". And at the very bottom, centered in the margin is "U.S. Government Printing Office 1943-O-531453". This poster was folded, as were all the USGPO folders, for mailing. There are two holes, each 1 1/4" X 1/4" along the center vertical fold. One is above the driver's head on the top of the car, and the other is is next to the Conservation Corps sign on the truck's door. Still, the poster is bright with vivid color. A scarce example of homefront efforts - all aimed at providing troops with the gasoline, rubber and steel needed to win a war with fronts all over the world. 
Price: 190.00 USD
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10 Sunday Punch in Normandy; Wings at War Series #2, Commemorative Edition
Washington, D.C. Center for Air Force History 1992 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
32 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding. Very light wear to wrapper which has a slight curl. Crisp and clean interor complete with fold out photos and maps. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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11 The AAF in the Invasion of Southern France: Wings at War #1: Commemorative Edition
Washington, D.C. Center for Air Force History 1992 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
50th anniversary reprint. 60 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding. Very light wear on corners and spine ends. Very nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 The United States Military Academy and Its Foreign Contemporaries
West Point Department of Economics, Government and History 1943 No Stated Edition Cloth Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
104 pp plus maps -- all intact, though one has a 1 1/4" closed tear. Wartime publication is tight, though paper is age yellowed and a little fragile, with an occasional tear. There is a penciled note on front pasted down paper and occasional underlining. Navy cloth boards have some bumping on corners and spine ends, with a little fraying. Silver print and design is a little dulled and there is a scuffed spot on front board near hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 To Bizerte With the II Corps, 23 April - 13 May 1943
Washington, D.C. Center of Military History, United States Army 1990 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition". 80 pp. plus fold-out maps. Trade paperback is clean and tight. All fold-out maps intact. Light edge and corner wear. Clean interior. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Use It Up - Wear It Out - Make It Do! (POSTER)
14 Use It Up - Wear It Out - Make It Do! (POSTER)
U.S. Government Printing Office 1943 Original Very Good 22"W X 28"H 
"Use It Up - Wear It Out - Make It Do!" This poster advises. The bottom message reads, "Our Labor and Our Goods Are Fighting" The illustration is bright and colorful depicting a woman with her sewing basket, patching the rear end of her husband's trousers - while he wears them! He is bent over his push lawn mower, oiling the wheels. Clever way to show yet more ways for Americans to sacrifice for the war effort. Centered on the bottom in small print is, "OWI Poster No.39. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C." And in the lower right corner, "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-0-506726". It has been folded, as all WWII era posters from the Government Printing Office were - for mailing. Corners of poster and bottom at center fold have tape residue. There is a 1 1/2" tear on the top at the center fold. There is faint ghosting across the top from having been folded. And light rubbed marks along first fold. See photo. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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15 World War II: From the Battle Front to the Home Front, Thirty-Five Arkansans Tell Their Stories
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A. Univ of Arkansas Pr 1995 1557283958 / 9781557283955 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
225 pp. Bright and clean trade paperback - unread. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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16 A. A. Hoehling The Franklin Comes Home
New York, New York, U.S.A. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974 Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled: "The Saga of the Most Decorated Ship in Naval History". Ex-lib - "Property of U.S. Navy" stamp only evidence of library usage. Tight, bright and crisp copy with a little bumping to corners and slight edgewear. Dust jacket has chipping and rubbing with creasing and a tear on front fold. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 A. J. Ezickson Roosevelt Album
New York Knickerbocker Publishing Co. 1945 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Subtitled, "The Highlights in the Life and Works of the 32nd President of the United States." Over 150 photographs. Tight trade paperback with clean interior and paper age darkened. Covers have edge chipping with tip of front bottom corner missing. Creasing and some rubbing. Dark red background is bright, with Roosevelt's picture on the front -- has a scuffed spot on the top of his head. Apparently published at FDR's death, and in very good condition, given its age. Lovely bit of nostalgia. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 A. P. De Seversky Victory Through Air Power
Garden City, New York Garden City Publishing 1943 1943 Reprint Hard Cover Good Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dedicated to Gen. Billy Mitchell and written by the founder of the company that became Republic Aviation, Seversky propounds the theory that whoever rules the skies wins the war. This is a wartime copy. and the paper used during homefront conservation has yellowed. There is some moisture staining on the bottom of the pages and a red crayon mark on front free end paper. Tight and sound. Black boards with gilt print on spine still bright. Dust jacket has significant closed tear on front middle and moisture staining on the back which is a plea for War Bonds. There is chipping on corners and edges with loss especially on spine ends. It has been repaired with tape on two places on bottom edge. It is intact and now in a protective cover. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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19 Aaseng, Nathan Navajo Code Talkers
New York, NY Walker & Co 2002 0802776272 / 9780802776273 Revised Paperback Edition Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
SIGNED by Roy O. Hawthorne, a Navajo Code Talker, and past president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, who provided the Foreword for this edition. 114 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean trade paperback. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Alan Bullock Hitler and Stalin, Parallel Lives
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1991 0394586018 / 9780394586014 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Noted Hitler biographer/historian Alan Bullock undertakes the dual biographies of the two great tyrants of the 20th century, Hitler and Stalin - a fascinating study -1081 pp. Book is tight and crisp with slight soiling on page edges. Dust jacket has light sunning on spine and faint rubbing on back. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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