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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!
 
 
 
 

American History

American History

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1 A Sense of History: The Best Writing from the Pages of American Heritage
New York American Heritage Publishing 1985 0828111758 / 9780828111751 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
832 pp. Crisp, clean an bright copy - appears unread. Very light shelf wear to boards, and minor shelf soiling on page ends. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright with shipping on corners and spine ends. A few small closed tears on top edge, and one 3/4" tear at rear hinge at top edge. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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2 America, An Illustrated Diary of Its Most Exciting Years
Valencia, CA American Family Enterprises 1972 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Period pictures and articles on the famous and infamous from the first half of the 20th Century. Book is crisp, bright and tight. Minor shelfwear. Pictorial front board - no dust jacket. Oversize book. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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3 Fundamental Testaments of the American Revolution
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Crisp and tight copy with clean interior. Light edgewear, and bottom edge of front board has two white marks. Top corner of front board has very faint pencil mark, and rear board has very faint white line. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. XLIX, No. 4
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 1974 Vol. XLIX No. 4 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
October, 1971 issue. Articles: "The New Deal Indian Commissioner", Lawrence C. Kelly; "The Maxwell Cattle Company", Morris F. Taylor; "The Socorro Earthquakes", Bruce Ashcroft. + Book Reviews pp. 266 - 358. Tight soft cover issue with a little creasing on wrappers and a page or two is creased. Lower corner of front page edge has very faint damp stain which does not affect interior. Spine is sun-faded. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 New Mexico Historical Review, Vol.IX, No. 1
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 1934 Vol.IX, No. 1 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
January, 1934 issue. Articles: ""Government Expeditions in the Territory of New Mexico, 1846-1859". A. B. Bender; "Bourke on the Southwest, II", Lansing B. Bloom; "Marking the Santa Fe Trail", Frederic A. Culmer. + Book Reviews. 112 pp. Wrappers have light spotting and there is an area of fading or discoloration on the front wrap. Creasing on front along hinge, and slight tear has begun at bottom about 1". Top of spine is curled and exposes signatures, but is intact. There is some chipping at the base of the spine and along edges. Top front corner is missing about 1/2", and rear top edge is missing a piece 1/2" X 2" from corner. Feature article's title is written in red ink on top of front, and there is occasional highlighting/underlining. Damp stain affects first few pages, and dark stain on top page edges affects tiny area of pages. Text is not affected by either. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Reminiscences of Chicago During the Civil War
New York Citadel Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With Introduction by Mabel McIlvaine, this is a collection of writings about Chicago and the Civil War. Clean copy with light green cloth boards. Light bumping to spine ends and corners. Slight fading along the very top of board edges. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a little chipping on corners, spine ends and on edges. Rubbing on hinges and on both flap folds. Light spotting on back cover and there is a white scuff mark on inside front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 The Life and Tragic Death of Jesse James The Western Desperado
Austin, TX Steck Co. 1966 Reprint Pictorial Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Carol Rogers, Color 
1966 Facsimile Reproduction of original 1883 Edition with Preface and Acknowledgement added. 96 pp. In slip case. Crisp, bright and clean copy with very minor edgewear and a small mark on top edge near hinge. Glassine cover is clear and bright with very little wear. Slip case shows some wear with 2inch closed split along bottom fold. Some darkening and shelf soiling along edges. Very nice copy. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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8 The Native Population of the Americas in 1492
University of Wisconsin Press 1976 0299070506 / 9780299070502 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
353 pp. Book has right lean and corner and spine end bumping. Clean interior. Dust jacket has light edgewear and shows some rubbing on light background which also is yellowed. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 The Warren Report, The Official Report on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
New York, NY Associated Press 1964 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight copy with slight left lean. Some corner and spine bumping. Rubbing to boards with a few small indentions. Page ends have foxing. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 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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11 Alice Nichols Bleeding Kansas
New York, New York, U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1954 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
307 pp. Tight copy with clean interior. Green boards have light corner and spine end wear. Spine has some discoloration and board edges show light wear. Pages are tanned. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Shows some dark rubbing on yellow background. Top edge of rear panel has two damp stains and at rear hinge theres a closed tear, 1 1/4" and a 3 1/4" crease from top edge. Also two small tears on front top edge. Corners and spine ends have some chipping wear. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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12 Allan Nevins The War for the Union, Vol. 1: The Improvised War 1861-62
New York, NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1959 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
436 pp. Book is intact but split at title page. Clean interior and light wear on edges. Good reading copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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13 Allen Weinstein Perjury, The Hiss-Chambers Case
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1978 0394491769 / 9780394491769 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
674 pp in this story of the Cold War era Alger Hiss-Whitaker Chambers case. Copy shows slight edgewear and is a little shaken. There is an embossed seal of the previous owner on title page and slight soiling and a remainder mark on bottom page ends. Dust jacket shows light rubbing and has some chipping/tearing on edges. Laminate on dust jacket is yellowed. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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14 Arrell M. Gibson Frontier Historian, The Life and Workl of Edward Everett Dale
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1975 0806113057 / 9780806113050 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
367 pp. Tight copy with light wear to boards. Front pasted down paper and front free end paper have pink stain in gutter along lower portion which affects forst 50+ pages and bottom edge. Page 67 has another small pink spot which shows on p. 68. None of the stains affect the text block. Dust jacket is bright with minor wear and rubbing on spine area and on light background of rear jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Averell, William Woods; Editors, Eckert, Edward K. And Amato, Nicholas J. Ten Years in the Saddle, The Memoir of William Woods Averell 1851-1862
San Rafael, CA Presidio Press 1978 0891410244 / 9780891410249 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Personal account of a U.S. Cavalryman, William Woods Averell, from West Point, through westward expansion and the Indian Campaign and into the Civil War. Book appears unread and shows almost no wear. Dust jacket is crisp bright and clean with very minor tearing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Batman, Richard The Outer Coast: A Narrative About California Before the World Rushed in
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. Harcourt, Brace 1985 0151704503 / 9780151704507 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 384 pp. Clean interior in this copy with light wear to edges. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. Other page edges have light spotting. Dust jacket has chipping and wear on corners and spine ends with some closed tears. Top edges are darkening slightly. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Bernard DeVoto The Year of Decision, 1846
Boston Little Brown and Company 1943 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1846 -- the great migration west, Manifest Destiny. From John C. Fremont and the Bear Flag revolt to the horrible demise of the Donner Party, DeVoto narrates the stories which weave our westward movement. Book is tight with minor shelfwear and some spotting on top page ends. Jacket has minor chipping on edges and spine ends. Top right spine has 1/4" loss. Wonderful copy of 1943 work. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Betty Fladeland Abolitionists and Working-Class Problems in the Age of Industrialization
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana State University Press 1984 0807111678 / 9780807111673 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
232 pp. Crisp, bright and tight copy has very light wear. Front free end paper has previous owner's name, price sticker residue, and erasure. Else clean interior. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear and some small scuffs on spine which is slightly faded. Very nice copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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19 Bruce Catton and William B. Catton The Bold and Magnificent Dream
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1978 0385003412 / 9780385003414 1st Trade Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "America's Founding Years, 1492-1815". 495 pp. Tight and clean copy with light wear at spine extremes. Price-clipped dust jacket has slight chipping on corners and spine ends and creasing on edges with a few small closed tears. Spine area is slightly sun-faded. Rear Panel has a few dark spots/smears. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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20 C. K. McFarland Roosevelt, Lewis, and the New Deal, 1933-1940
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1970 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback is #7 in the Texas Christian University Monographs in History and Culture. Crisp and clean with light wear and some rubbing to covers. Slight yellowing and a little spotting to page ends . 
Price: 22.50 USD
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