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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!
 
 
 
 

Biography - Texans

Biography - Texans

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1 Antone, Evan Haywood Tom Lea His Life and Work
El Paso, TX Texas Western Press 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Biography of Texas artist and treasure, inscribed and signed by Antone, director of Texas Western Press, on half-title page. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 163 pp. Book is bright, crisp, tight and clean, as is dust jacket which is in protective cover. Very nice inscribed copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 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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3 Bert Almon This Stubborn Self, Texas Autobiographies
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 2002 0875652662 / 9780875652665 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg."How Being Texan Has Shaped Their Stories" - Texas writers. Bright and crisp - unread. 419 pp. Dust jacket has light rubbing. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Blair Pittman The Stories of I. C. Eason, King of the Dog People
Denton, TX University of North Texas Press 1996 1-57441-012-1 / 9781574410129 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
I.C. Eason grew up in the Big Thicket of Texas and raised his own family there in a culture that was dying as he lived it out. His response was to fight the lumber companies and and other interests that would destroy the land. At last the government stepped in to preserve the special ecosystem and made the Big Thicket National Preserve. His land is part of that preserve now - go visit there and see why some folks call it the "Holy Ghost" Big Thicket. Next best thing is to enjoy this book by Blair Pittman who recorded the stories as I.C. told them. Last section contains black and white photos that Blair, a noted photojournalist, took during the many years of his friendship with I. C. And just imagine what it must have been like 70 or 80 years ago. Book is new and dust jacket is bright and clean with slight creasing. And Blair has signed it for you on the half-title page. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Caro, Robert A. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf 2012 0679405070 / 9780679405078 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Caro has signed this First Edition on front free end paper. Fourth installment of Caro's award-winning LBJ biography. 712 pp. Bright, crisp and tight copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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6 Cochran, Mike Claytie: The Roller-Coaster Life of a Texas Wildcatter
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 2007 1585446343 / 9781585446346 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed on title page by Claytie, himself. This is an unread copy. Bright, crisp, clean and tight - with like dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Cox, Patrick Ralph W. Yarborough: The People's Senator
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Univ of Texas Press 2002 029271243x / 9780292712430 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page. Book is bright, crisp and tight with very minor edgewear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with light edge wear. Publisher's "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Dearen, Patrick Halff of Texas: Merchant Rancher of the Old West
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Eakin Press 2000 1571684360 / 9781571684363 First Edition, 1st Ptg. - Ltd. Ed. Cloth Near Fine Slip Case 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
#45 of Limited Collector's Edition - stated on title page with author's signature. Teal blue boards and slip case. Both crisp and bright. Front board of book has small spot of glue from manufacture. Unread. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 Douglas, C. L.; Miller, Francis The Life Story of W. Lee O'Daniel
Dallas, TX Regional Press 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stated first edition with orange cloth boards - black type with black design on spine. Top board is slightly cupped. Light corner and spine end wear - board edges and hinges have a few small rubbed areas. Light spotting on top and bottom page edges and a few pages have bottom corner edges slightly creased. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Ed Gooding and Robert Nieman Ed Gooding Soldier, Texas Ranger
Longview, TX Ranger Publishing 2001 0967331919 / 9780967331911 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Robert Nieman with inscription on front free end paper. 269 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy - as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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11 Elijah L. Shettles, Archie P. McDonald, Editor Recollections of a Long Life
Nashville, TN Blue & Gray Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of Elijah L. Shettles, "a builder of churches" with foreword by J. Frank Dobie. 186 pp. Crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor wear. Dust jacket is bright with light corner and spine end wear and minor rubbing on hinges. Very nice copy. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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12 Evelyn M. Carrington, Editor Women in Early Texas
Austin Texas State Historical Association 1998 0-87611-142-8 / 9780876111420 2nd Ed., 2nd Ptg. Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Number thirteen in the Fred H. and Ella Mae Moore Texas History Reprint Series. With new introduction by noted historian Debbie Mauldin Cottrell. Crisp, bright, tight and clean trade paperback - unread. 334 pp. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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13 Farris, Frances Barmlette From Rattlesnakes to Road Agents: Rough Times on the Frio (Chisholm Trail Series No 3)
U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1985 0912646942 / 9780912646947 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed with inscription to TCU Press editor by C.L. Sonnichsen, noted grassroots Texas historian and head of English Dept. at the Univ. of Texas at El Paso. Laid in is an invitation to a benefit dinner honoring Prof. Sonnichsen, who edited this book and wrote the introduction. It is a memoir of a young girl growing up in Frio County, Texas after the Civil War.137 pp. Bright and crisp copy with very slight right lean and small spot on front page edge. Dust jacket is bright, crisp and clean with price intact. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Faulk, Odie General Tom Green A Fightin' Texan
Waco, TX Texian Press 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Ex-Library copy with usual library markings and card pocket. 77 pp. Pictorial front board with crisp and clean text. White background of rear board shows light smudging. No dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Furman, Necah Stewart Walter Prescott Webb: His Life and Impact
University of New Mexico Press 1976 0826304125 / 9780826304124 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed to previous owner by author, Necah Stewart Furman on front free end paper. 222 pp. Book is bright and clean with light edgewear. Dust jacket has light corner chipping with slight wear on spine ends. Spine is faded, and light portion of rear panel has a little rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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16 Green, Helen G. East Texas Daughter
Forth Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Christian Univ Pr 2003 087565276X / 9780875652764 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy, as is dust jacket. 300 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Greer, James K. Colonel Jack Hays: Texas Frontier Leader and California Builder
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1987 0890962944 / 9780890962947 Second Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Revised edition of original 1952 edition, including some text correction, new reference material and illustrations. 438 pp. Bright, clean, tight and crisp copy. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp with very minor edge wear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1999 0300076835 / 9780300076837 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Tight, bright and clean copy with clean interior with light wear. Dust jacket has slight corner and edgewear and a little rubbing on glossy finish. Nice copy - appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1999 0300076835 / 9780300076837 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Tight, bright and clean copy with clean interior with light wear. Dust jacket has slight corner and edge wear and rubbing on glossy finish. Nice copy - appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas
New Haven Yale University Press 1999 0300090935 / 9780300090932 3rd Printing Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight, bright and clean copy - appears unread. 493 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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