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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!
 
 
 
 

Texas History

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121 Jerry Flemmons More Texas Siftings
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1997 0875651798 / 9780875651798 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Jerry Flemmons was a jewel in the staff of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and "Texas Siftings" was the name of his popular weekly column. This is a sequel to the first collection published from his column. 153 pp. Large format trade paperback - 8"W X 11"H. Bright, clean and bright copy. Unread. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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122 John William Rogers The Lusty Texans of Dallas, Their First Hundred Years
New York, NY E. P. Dutton and Company Inc. 1960 2nd Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"New Enlarged Edition" 416 pp. Gray cloth boards with rust-colored debossed design and print. Book has right lean - corners and spine ends have bumping. Previous owner has inked not on front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket has chipping on corners and spine ends. Also rubbing on flap folds and hinges. Front panel has a little dark smudging on white star, and rear panel is white with some rubbing and discoloration. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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123 John, Elizabeth A.H. Storms Brewed in Other Men's Worlds
College Station, TX Texas A & M University Press 1975 0890960003 / 9780890960004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540 - 1795". 805pp. This copy is tight and crisp with very slight soiling on bottom corner end papers. Dust jacket has very slight wear with a tiny chip out of top back edge near spine. Also some sun fading on spine. Exceptionally clean and collectible copy of history and the impact of European exploration and colonization on Indians of Southwest America. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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124 Johnson, David John Ringo, King Of The Cowboys: His Life and Times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone
Denton, Texas, U.S.A. Univ of North Texas Press 2008 1574412434 / 9781574412437 2nd Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
366 pp. Updated edition. With Foreward by western historian, lawman expert Chuck Parsons. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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125 Jones, Jan Billy Rose Presents... Casa Manana
Forth Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Christian Univ Press 1999 0875652018 / 9780875652016 1st Paperback Edition Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Amon Carter, Mr. Fort Worth, wouldn't let Dallas have the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration without some fierce competition for the spotlight and the tourist dollar. Carter always did things in a big way - this explains the great and fun Frontier Centennial produced by Billy Rose, Mr. Broadway! Large format trade paperback - 8 1/2"W X 11"H. Bright, crisp and tight - appears unread. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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126 Joseph G. Dawson III The Texas Military Experience, From the Texas Revolution Through World War II
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1995 0890966559 / 9780890966556 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Unread. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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127 Joseph S. Field Three Years in Texas, Including a View of the Texas Revolution
Austin The Steck Co. 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
59 pp. Ex-library book with only markings being cataloguing number on spine and on rear pasted down paper. Else interior clean. Red cloth boards have spotting, and gilt title on spine is dulled. Title page has crease with 1/4" tear. No dust jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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128 Joseph William Schmitz, S.M., Ph.D. The Society of Mary in Texas
San Antonio, TX Naylor 1951 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Written by professor of English at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, this is an account of the Society of Mary (Marianists) and their work. Crisp and bright book with light rubbing to boards and spine. Front board has a little light marking. Interior is clean is some darkening to page ends. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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129 Katherine Hart Alphonse in Austin
Austin, Texas Encino Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Front board has decorative border around long title, "Alphonse in Austin, Being Excerpts from the Official letters written to the French Foreign Ministry by Alphonse Dubois De Saligny Charge' D'Affaires of the Kingdom of France to the Republic of Texas with Divers Notes Concerning the Pig War". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 56 pp. Clean, tight and bright copy with minor edgewear. No dust jacket. 
Price: 33.50 USD
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130 Kathryn Duff, Elizabeth A. Gatlin, Calvin C. Turpin, Charles R. Richardson Rupert N. Richardson: The Man and His Works
Abilene, TX Hardin Simmons University 1971 1st Paperback Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback - 51 pp. Bright clean and tight copy with very minor wear to wrapper. Appears unread. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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131 Kathryn Duff, Elizabeth A. Gatlin, Calvin C. Turpin, Charles R. Richardson Rupert N. Richardson: The Man and His Works
Abilene, TX Hardin Simmons University 1971 First Edition Cloth Fine Slip Case - Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
#83 of 200 copies. Tight copy without apparent wear. Blue cloth boards are bright and crisp. Clean interior. 51 pp. In blue cloth slip case that is tight with very little wear but has some darkening on edges. Very nice copy. 
Price: 53.50 USD
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132 Kelsey, Mavis Parrott; Gross, Charles J.; Hutchison, Robin Brandt Engraved Prints Of Texas, 1554-1900
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 2005 1585442704 / 9781585442706 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Early Texas history from published engravings. Oversize format - 9"W X 11 1/4"H. 478 pp. Green cloth boards. Bright, clean, crisp and tight copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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133 Kerr, R. Juan Seguin Hero of Texas
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Eakin Pr 1985 089015502X / 9780890155028 First Edition Pictorial Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Rita Kerr offers a children's biography of another Texas hero, with a town named for him, Juan Seguin. 54 pp. Bright, crips copy - unread. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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134 Key, Della Tyler In the Cattle Country: History of Potter County
Quanah, TX Nortex Offset Publications 1972 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
356 pp. Red cloth boards with illustration on front board of Indian village. Light corner and edge wear. Previous booksellers label on front free end paper with paper slightly scuffed around it. Else clean and bright interior. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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135 Kilgore, Dan How Did Davy Die:
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1978 0890960496 / 9780890960493 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Tight and crisp copy - with light bumping on top corners and light foxing on page edges and free end papers. Clean interior. Dust jacket has light corner wear and a little creasing on rear panel bottom edge. Light colored portions of dust jacket have foxing/spotting and rear panel has darkening on top section with darkened line to bottom edge. Front flap fold has a rubbed area about 1", and hinges show slight rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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136 Kilman, Ed and Wright, Theon Hugh Roy Cullen: A Story of American Opportunity
New York, NY Prentice Hall Press 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Eggenhofer, Nick 
The life and accomplishments of Houston oilman. 376 pp. Presentation copy with laid in letter from Prentice Hall. Book has slight left lean and light edge wear. Bright with clean interior. Previous owner's stamp on top edge of front paste down paper. Dust jacket has price intact. Some instances of chipping and creasing. Spine is sunned. Rear panel shows light rubbing and spotting. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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137 Knaggs, John R. The Bugles Are Silent: A Novel of the Texas Revolution
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Eakin Pr 1984 1881825027 / 9781881825029 14th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed by author on front free end paper. 287 pp. Book has slight right lean - crisp and clean with slight corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket has light creasing and edgewear with 1/2" closed tear on rear top edge. Light background shows rubbing on flap folds and a little on hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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138 Krey, Laura On the Long Tide
Cambridge The Riverside Press 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Texas historical fiction during the Reconstruction and the movement west. 637 pp. Green cloth boards show light corner-bumping and spine end wear. Very slight movement in front hinge. Clean interior with tanned pages. Forward corner of bottom page edge has a little shelf-soiling. Dust jacket has chipping with some loss on front flap fold and a 1/2" X 1" chip on top front hinge area. Hinges and flap folds all show rubbing. Still color is bright. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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139 Laforte, Robert S.; Himmel, Richard L. Down the Corridor of Years: A Centennial History of the University of North Texas in Photographs, 1890-1990
Denton, Texas, U.S.A. Univ of North Texas Press 1989 092939805X / 9780929398051 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 292 pp. Large format, 9"W X 11 1/4"H. Crisp and clean copy with minor edgewear. Very light spotting on black cloth boards. Dust jacket has very slight edgewear and rear panel has some wrinkling. In protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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140 Lewis Nordyke The Truth About Texas, An Informal History
New York, New York, U.S.A. Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1957 First Edition, 1st Ptg. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page. 276 pp. Clean copy with slight right lean. Bumping on spine ends and minor bumping to corners. Small area on front hinge shows minor wear. Top page edge has small area bumped. Dust jacket has creasing on edges and several closed tears along bottom edge. Chipping on corners and spine ends. Top front hinge has closed 3/4" tear and upper right front corner has 1/2" closed tear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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