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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 - Historical Figures

Biography - Historical Figures

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61 Hughes, William J. Rebellious Ranger: Rip Ford and the Old Southwest
Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Univ of Oklahoma Pr 1990 0806110848 / 9780806110844 1st PB. Ed., 2nd Ptg. Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
300 pp. Trade paperback is tight and clean. Unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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62 Isaac Don Levine Mitchell, Pioneer of Air Power
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of air power advocate, General Billy Mitchell. 420 pp. Clean and crisp copy with leght edge wear and a clean interior. Dust jacket has moderate chipping on corners and flap folds. Also creasing with slight tearing on edges. Top of spine has 1/3" and 1/4" chips missing. Also rubbing and a little scuffing shows on the red, white and blue colors of front and on white background of back. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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63 James Forrestal, Walter Millis, Editor The Forrestal Diaries
New York Viking Press 1951 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
581 pp. Tight copy with clean interior. Slight bumping on corners and spine ends. Yellowed pages. Dust jacket has creasing and several chips and closed tears. Both book and dust jacket have foxing on edges. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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64 James MacGregor Burns Roosevelt the Soldier of Freedom 1940-1945
New York Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1970 0151788715 / 9780151788712 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket, "The concluding volume of the first complete biography of FDR". 722 pp. Tight copy with dark orange linen boards. Corners have some bumping as do spine ends. Page edges have some foxing on top and a little on front edge. Dust jacket has creasing and chipping on edges, spine ends and corners. Black background shows light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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65 Jelen Fitzgerald Sanders & William H. Bertsche, Jr., Editors X. Beidler Vigilante
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
#8 in The Western Frontier Library. 165 pp. Referenced in Adams' Six Guns and Saddle Leather. Tight, bright and crisp copy with minor shelfwear and faint smudging on top page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright with two scuff marks on front (top right corner probably price sticker removal) and bottom at hinge. White background shows rubbing and has small bit of tape at bottom hinge. A little rubbing and chipping at other edges. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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66 John Gabriel Hunt, Editor The Essential Thomas Jefferson
New York Portland House 1994 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Collection of the complete texts of Jefferson's writings and speeches. Bright and crisp copy with notes written on ffep and an instance or two of check marks in text. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with very slight edgewear. Nice copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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67 John Glenn with Nick Taylor John Glenn, A Memoir
New York Bantam Books 1999 0553110748 / 9780553110746 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First Edition, 1st Printing. Book is bright, tight and crisp. Minor soiling on top page ends and very slight edgewear. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with a very little corner bumping. Very nice copy of life story of a true American hero. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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68 John Hoyt Williams Sam Houston, The Life and Times of the Liberator of Texas, an Authentic American Hero
New York, New York, U.S.A. Touchstone 1994 0671880713 / 9780671880712 1st Thus Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp and clean trade paperback with very light shelfwear. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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69 John Lukacs The Hitler of History
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1997 0679446494 / 9780679446491 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Noted historian Lukacs examines Hitler through other biographies. 279 pp. Crisp and bright copy with clean interior. One page has been creased into a dog-ear. Dust jacket has light rubbing and wear. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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70 John Lukacs The Hitler of History
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1997 0679446494 / 9780679446491 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 4th Ptg. Noted historian Lukacs examines Hitler through other biographies. 279 pp. Crisp and bright copy with clean interior. One page has been creased into a dog-ear. Dust jacket has light rubbing and wear. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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71 John M. Taylor General Maxwell Taylor, The Sword and The Pen
New Haven Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1989 0385243812 / 9780385243810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Written by the general's son. 457 pp. Tight copy with bumping and minor edgewear. Previous owner's name on front pasted down paper. Verso of half-title page has penciled notes, and occasional underlining and marking in margins. A few pages creased or dog-eared. Bottom page edges have a few very small blue stains. Dust jacket has corner and edge creasing and bumping with one tiny tear on top edge. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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72 John Toland Adolf Hitler
New York Anchor Books 1992 0385420536 / 9780385420532 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1,035 page trade paperback is clean and tight with light wear to corners, Middle pages are a little warped at top corner, causing "waviness". Top cover slightly curved. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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73 John Toland Adolf Hitler, Vols. I & II
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1976 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Good+/Good+ Good/Good 8 1/2 X 11 
Book Club Edition of Pulitzer Prize winning author's 2 Volume biography of Hitler. Books are clean and tight with edgewear and light soiling on page ends and yellowing of pages. White background of both dust jackets both are yellowed and have slight rubbing and soiling. They each have chipping and tearing along edges and folds. Serviceable reading copy. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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74 John Weitz Hitler's Diplomat, The Life and Times of Joachim Von Ribbentrop
New York, NY Ticknor & Fields 1992 0395621526 / 9780395621523 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
376 pp. Book has a very slight right lean and light wear to edges and corners. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright with light edgewear. Nice book club copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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75 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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76 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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77 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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78 Lauran Paine Tom Horn, Man of the West
Barre, MA Barre Publishing Co. 1963 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
186 pp. Tight clean copy with light edgewear. Dust jacket is price-clipped with minor edgewear - top panel of rear panel has creasing with 1/2" closed tear. Spine is slightly sun-faded. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 33.50 USD
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79 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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80 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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