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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 Kanroji, Osanaga Hirohito: An Intimate Portrait of the Japanese Emperor
Los Angeles Gateway Press 1975 0914594044 / 9780914594048 First American Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB copy - 167 pp. Usual library stamps, markings, card pocket, etc. Dust jacket is in mylar cover taped to boards. Good reading copy. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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42 Kenneth Macksey Guderian Creator of the Blitzkrieg
New York, NY Stein and Day 1976 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of the inventor of Lightning War. 262 pp. Tight copy with light corner wear and some bumping on spine ends. Top corner of front free end paper has been clipped. Clean interior. Dust jacket has very light edgewear and slight rubbing. Book club edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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43 Kevin McCann Man from Abilene, Dwight David Eisenhower: A Story of Leadership
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight and crisp copy with gift inscription on 1/2 title page and some yellowing of end papers. Very slight edgewear. Price-clipped dust jacket has creasing, chipping and tearing along edges. Spine has darkened. Overall, a nice book. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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44 Leonard Mosley Hirohito, Emperor of Japan
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall Press 1966 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book club edition - Tight bright copy with minor shelfwear and slight soiling to page ends. Corner bumping and edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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45 Lord Moran Churchill, Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1964 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, tight and crisp copy with minor shelfwear and a little shelf-soiling on bottom page ends and minor rubbing on ffep. Dust jacket has slight edgewear with rubbing on front and back boards. Nice clean book club copy. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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46 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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47 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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48 Merle Miller Ike the Soldier, As They Knew Him
New York Perigee Books 1988 039951483X / 9780399514838 1st Paperback, 1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
859 pp. Trade paperback is tight with creasing on wraps and especially on spine end. Slight rubbing. Light wear on corners and edges. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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49 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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50 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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51 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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52 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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53 Norman Gelb Ike & Monty, Generals at War
New York William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1994 0688118690 / 9780688118693 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Two of history's greatest military leaders clash and collaborate in the ETO. Egos and leadership at war in this fascinating study. Book tight and crisp with tiny bit of bumping on spine ends and slight mark on front board. (Probably from printing process). Dust jacket has some wrinkles where spine ends were bumped a little. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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54 Paul Hendrickson The Living and the Dead, Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1996 0679427619 / 9780679427612 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Clean and crisp copy with minor bumping and shelfwear. Black remainder spot on bottom page ends. Dust jacket is crisp and colorful with light edgewear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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55 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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56 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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57 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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58 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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59 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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60 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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