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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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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.
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Military History

Military History

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1 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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2 Rheims and the Battles for Its Possession, Michelin Illustrated Guides to the Battlefields (1914-1918)
Milltown, NJ Michelin Tire Col 1920 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tan linen stiff covers are soiled at edges with some spotting. 176 pp. Wraps show moderated wear on edges and corners. Grease pencil mark on front free end paper. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 A. J. Donnelle, Editor Cyclorama of General Custer's Last Battle
New York, New York, U.S.A. Promontory Press Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Michael Ginsberg, who wrote the introduction to this facsimile reprint of Donnelle's Cyclorama, published in 1889, 13 years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Large format, 7 1/8"W X 10"H. 30 pp. Clean and tight copy. Top corner of pages have some creasing and corners and spine ends have light bumping. Dust jacket has price intact and is bright with light corner and spine end chipping. Top edges have light tearing as does top rear corner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 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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9 Abner Doubleday My Life in the Old Army, The Reminiscences of Abner Doubleday
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1998 0875651852 / 9780875651859 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book, in dust jacket, is still in original shrink-wrap. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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10 Alan Harris Bath Tracking the Axis Enemy, The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence
Lawrence, KS University Press of Kansas 1998 0700609172 / 9780700609178 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book and dust jacket are both bright, crisp and clean, inside and out. Very nice copy -- appears unread. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Alexander McKee The Race for the Rhine Bridges 1940 1944 1945
New York, NY Stein and Day 1971 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
448 pp. Tight copy with light wear on corners and spine ends. Front free end paper has small faint stain on front edge - else clean interior. Paper is slightly darkened, and top page edge has a little light spotting. Dust jacket has light chipping on corners and spine ends with two closed tears on top and bottom of rear hinge. Black background shows light rubbing, especially on flap folds. Rear flap has small light stain on upper corner. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Astor, Gerald Terrible Terry Allen
New York Presidio/Ballantine 2003 0891417605 / 9780891417606 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of U.S. Army General 1st Division (Big Red One) Gen.Terry Allen, WWII. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 374 pp. Book and dust jacket are both bright, clean and crisp. Appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Barthorp, Michael War on the Nile: Britain, Egypt and the Sudan 1882-1898
New York, New York, U.S.A. Sterling Pub Co Inc 1986 0713718587 / 9780713718584 First Edition Thus Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
190 pp. Large octavo, 7 1/2"W X 9 1/4"H - Trade paperback is tight and clean with minor rubbing & creasing on wraps. Light corner and edge wear. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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14 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. American
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press 1991 0874747422 / 9780874747423 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography by the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen, famous for their flying skills and their trials in the U.S. military in the '40s. He retired as a three-star general. With a foreword by L. Douglas Wilder. Tight and crisp copy with very light wear to boards and very faint smudging on bottom page ends. Else clean inside and out. Dust jacket has slight corner bumping and top spine has some creasing. Creasing along edges of back cover with a little chipping on bottom. Red of spine has faded somewhat. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Bercuson, David J.; Herwig, Holger H. The Destruction of the Bismarck
New York, NY Overlook Press 2001 1585671924 / 9781585671922 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 385 pp. Crisp, tight and bright copy with minor bumping on spine ends and corners. Small remainder 'dot' on bottom page edge. Else clean interior. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with light edge creasing. Nice copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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16 Bonaparte, Napoleon Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1890 Reprint Edition Hard Cover Very Good/All Vols No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Four volume set complete. All volumes tight with clean interiors but for some foxing/staining . Some staining/spotting on each : Vol. I, 422 pp. Top of spine lightly chipped w/small area glue repaired. Vol. II, 440 pp w/two fold out calendars intact; Vol. III 459 pp.Top of spine lightly chipped - forward page edge has light staining; Vol. IV, 444 pp. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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17 Botjer, George F. Sideshow War, The Italian Campaign 1943-1945
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1996 0890967180 / 9780890967188 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean. Unread. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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18 Bowden, Mark Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A. Penguin USA 2000 0140288503 / 9780140288506 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
392 pp. Trade paperback is tight and clean with minor wear. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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19 Bruce Catton U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition
Boston Little Brown and Company 1954 First Edition Ninth Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
201 pp. Navy cloth boards have some rubbing/scratching. Corners and spine ends have some bumping with a little fraying beginning. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Occasional creased page corner. Else clean interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Bruce Jacobs Korea's Heroes, The Medal of Honor Story
New York Lion 1953 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Introduction by Gen. Mark Clark - unusual in that this book was written during the Korean War. Mass market paperback - 160 pp. Tight and clean copy with light wear to wraps. Pages are yellowed. Very nice copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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