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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 - War Figures

Biography - War Figures

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41 Lord Moran Churchill, Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1966 First Am. Ed., 1st Ptg. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
877 pp. Bright copy with slight right lean and minor shelfwear. Gift message for previous owner on front free end paper. Dust jacket has chipping on top of spine with light corner wear. Edges have some creasing with small tears - 1" tear on top edge of rear panel. Light rubbing shows on front white background. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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42 Mahood, Wayne General Wadsworth: The Life and Times of Brevet Major General James S. Wadsworth
New York, New York, U.S.A. Da Capo Press 2003 030681238X / 9780306812385 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Inscribed by author on title page. 352 pp. Clean and bright copy has a slight right lean and minor edgewear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with minor shelfwear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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43 Michael A. Lofaro and Joe Cummings Crockett at Two Hundred, New Perspectives on the Man and the Myth
Knoxville, TN University of Tennessee 1989 0870495925 / 9780870495922 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Edited by Michael A. Lofaro and Joe Cummings, this is a collection of essays by different historians on Davey Crockett, some of them new and fresh, all of them interesting and lending understanding of the historical and folk hero. Book is tight and bright with no visible flaws; ditto for dust jacket! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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44 Michael J. Durant with Steven Hartov In the Company of Heroes, A True Story
New York, NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 2003 0399150609 / 9780399150609 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Personal narrative of the experience of a Blackhawk helicopter pilot in Somalia. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 361 pp. Tight, clean and bright copy with minor edgewear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp - light creasing and rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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45 Miles, Nelson A. Nelson A. Miles: A Documentary Biography of His Military Career, 1861-1903
Spokane, Washington, U.S.A. Arthur H Clark 1986 0870621599 / 9780870621598 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
327 pp. Blue boards with bright gilt print on spine. Front pasted down paper has previous owner's bookplate and notation in pencil "A past president of the Houston CWRT". Clean and crisp interior. Dust jacket has minimal wear. Spine has light faint red rubbing. Else bright and clean - now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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46 N. G. L. Hammond The Genius of Alexander the Great
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press 1997 0807823503 / 9780807823507 2nd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
220 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy with the slightest bumping on spine ends. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very slight rubbing. Appears unread. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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47 Pocock, Tom Horatio Nelson
Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A. Random House Childrens Books 1990 0394570561 / 9780394570563 1st American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
267 pp. Tight and crisp copy with minor wear to boards. Light spotting on top page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket has light edgewear and rubbing; white background of back panel is darkening slightly. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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48 Pogue, Forrest C. George C. Marshall, Organizer of Victory, 1943-1945
New York The Viking Press 1986 0-670-33694-7 / 9780670336944 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall ` 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Foreword by General Omar N. Bradley. Third volume of Pogue's comprehensive biography of the quiet hero of WWII and as the great American statesman. 683 pp. Tight and clean copy with light wear. Dust jacket has light edgewear and rubbing. Front flap fold has substantial creasing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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49 Pogue, Forrest C. George C. Marshall, Statesman 1945-1959
New York The Viking Press 1987 0-670-81042-8 / 9780670810420 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Printing of this third in Pogue's three-part biography of Marshall. 603 pp. Bright and crisp copy with light wear on corners and spine ends. Top page edge has very faint stain near binding, and bottom page edge has tiny ink mark. Hinge is a little loose, not unusual for thick books, such as this. Front free end paper has paper clip impression, and dedication page has small stain at top of page. Else clean and bright interior. Dust jacket has price intact and is clean and bright with edge creasing. Now in protective cover. Very nice copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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50 Rafuse, Ethan Sepp George Gordon Meade and the War in the East
Abilene, Texas, U.S.A. McWhiney Foundation Press 2003 1893114368 / 9781893114364 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
192 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy - as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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51 Richard Hough Mountbatten, A Biography
New York Random House 1981 039451162X / 9780394511627 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. 302 pp. Blue cloth boards have light bumping on corners and some rubbing/spotting on boards. Clean interior. Dust jacket has creasing and chipping with small tears at spine ends and corners. Some rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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52 Richard Overy Goering
New York, NY Barnes & Noble Books 2003 0760735301 / 9780760735305 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
310 pp. Tight copy has damp stain on bottom edge of spine which has stained inside of dust jacket but does not affect interior which is clean. Dust jacket has the cited stain and has closed tears and chipping on spine base. Slight creasing on rear jacket bottom edge. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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53 Robert A. Caro The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Means of Ascent
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0394528352 / 9780394528359 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Second part of Caro's Johnson biography with 503 pp including index. Crisp, clean, tight and bright copy with very light wear to black cloth boards. Previous owner's address label in upper corner of front pasted down paper. Dust jacket has slight creasing at corners and on spine. White background shows slight yellowing on spine and across top of back. Very nice book club edition -- appears unread. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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54 Robert A. Caro The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Means of Ascent
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0394528352 / 9780394528359 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Second part of Caro's Johnson biography with 503 pp including index. Crisp, clean, tight and bright copy with very light wear corners and spine. Dust jacket is bright with a light spot or two on white background. Creasing on very bottom edge and bumping on that corners. Very nice copy - appears unread. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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55 Robert Lewis Taylor Winston Churchill, An Informal Study of Greatness
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1952 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
433 pp. Blue cloth boards have bumping on corners and page ends. Book is a little shaken. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Light spotting on page ends. No dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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56 Robert M. Utley Custer and the Great Controversy, Origin and Development of a Legend.
Pasadena, CA Westernlore Press 1980 0870260537 / 9780870260537 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Clean, bright and crisp copy. Dark blue background of dust jacket shows slight creasing on edges, rubbing to front and on front fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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57 Ronald J. Drez Twenty-Five Yards of War
New York, New York, U.S.A. Hyperion 2001 0786867833 / 9780786867837 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With a foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose. Drez was an associate of Ambrose, and his account of the action at Lanzerath, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge is notable for the oral history of the battle, never before recorded by WWII historians. Tight and clean copy with very light corner and edgewear. Dust jacket has clight rubbing and bumping. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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58 Ronald Lewin Churchill as Warlord
New York Stein and Day 1973 0812815602 / 9780812815603 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of Churchill as war leader. During WWI Churchill served in the Admiralty and as Prime Minister during WWII, carving history with his words and actions. Book has slight shelfwear and an erasure on front end page. Pictorial dust jacket is bright and crisp with as little shelfwear as the book..almost none. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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59 Rose, Victor M. The Life and Services of Ben McCulloch
Austin, Texas The Steck Co. 1958 Facsimile Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Slip Case 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Elizabeth Rice 
Facsimile reproduction of 1888 original edition. Biography of Texas Ranger, Confederate General. Jenkins' Basic Texas Books #170. 260 pp. Crisp, clean, tight and bright copy with very minor wear. Clear mylar cover issued by publisher has slight rubbing. Slip case has some corner wear with a little chipping. Publisher's presentation card laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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60 Samuel Hynes Flights of Passage
Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Reflections of a World War II Aviator", Hynes recounts his experiences as a Marine aviator during WWII. Tight, bright, crisp and clean, as is the dust jacket. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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