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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!
 
 
 
 

American Presidents

American Presidents

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1 The A. M. Pate, Jr. Collection on the American Presidency
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1976 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback - catalog of the Pate Collection on the American Presidency at the Mary Couts Burnett Library, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.Slight rubbing and very light soiling on white covers. Slight foxing on top page ends. Very light corner wear. Nice copy. 1st Edn., 1st Ptg. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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2 Anne Colver Mr. Lincoln's Wife
New York Farrar & Rhinehart, Inc. 1943 Reprint Cloth Very Good- Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight copy with dark smudging/smears on front edge of light cloth boards. Spine has darkened a little. Interior clean. No dust jacket. Good reading copy. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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3 Bonekemper, Edward H. A Victor, Not a Butcher : Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company 2004 089526062X / 9780895260628 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor spine end bumping. 456 pp. Appears unread. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with slight edgewear. Nice copy. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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4 Caro, Robert A. The Years of Lyndon Johnson Set (4 Vols - One Signed)
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good to Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Caro's award-winning life's work, The Years of Lyndon Johnson in 4 volumes: Path to Power, 1982, 1st Ed, 2nd Ptg Very Good Condition, slight right lean and previous owner's name and date on front free end paper. 882 pp. Dust Jacket has price intact, bright with light edge wear and reverse side has black smear which does not show on front; Means of Ascent, 1990. 1st Ed. 1st Ptg. 506 pp. Clean, bright, tight. Dust jacket has price intact and crisp and tight with small spot on rear top corner. Master of the Senate, 2002, 1st Ed, 1st Ptg. 1, 167 pp Clean, bright, tight. Dust jacket is bright with price intact. Inside flap folds there is black stain which does not show on front; The Passage of Power, 2012. SIGNED on front free end paper, signature only. Both book and dust jacket (price intact) are in fine condition. All dust jackets now in protective covers. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 David C. Means The Lincoln Papers: The Story of the Collection with Selections to July 4, 1861, Vols. I and II
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1948 First Edition Cloth Very Good+/Very Good+ No Jacket/No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Two volume set - books have tan linen boards with brown title block on spine with bright gilt print. Both are tight and clean. The brown portion of the spine shows some light rubbing on both books. Both have light bumping on spine ends and tanned pages. Vol I has through P. 332, and Vol II has through P. 681. No dust jackets. Very nice set. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 David McCullough John Adams
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 2001 0684813637 / 9780684813639 12th Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Copy is bright and crisp without interior marking. Very light soiling to page ends. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp with slight rubbing which shows on light background of back. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 David McCullough The Path Between the Seas
New York Simon & Schuster 1977 0671225634 / 9780671225636 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Crisp, clean bright and tight book club edition with very slight edgewear on blue cloth boards. Front board shows faint white spot. Appears unread. No dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 David McCullough Truman
New York, NY Simon & Schuster 1992 0671456547 / 9780671456542 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Award winnigng McCullough turns his keen historical eye to Harry S. Truman in this 1,117 pp. biography. Crisp, tight and bright book appears unread. Previous owner's name, address & phone # on front free end paper. Bottom page edge has two small very faint spots. Interior clean. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with very light edgewear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Davidson, T. Whitfield Wisdom of George Washington
San Antonio, TX The Naylor Company 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Inscribed on front free end paper to the Dallas Press Club Library by author, federal court judge Davidson. Front pasted down end paper has Press Club of Dallas Library stamps and label, while rear end papers have card pocket and stamps. Interior of book is crisp and clean, Book has slight right lean with light corner and spine end wear. Top page edges have spotting. Dust jacket has price intact and no library markings at all. Chipping on corners with some fraying on top of spine end. Rubbing wear on hinges and flap folds, and some black rubbing shows on front panel. Light background of rear panel has spotting and staining. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Edward Jay Epstein Inquest, The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth
New York The Viking Press 1966 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With introduction by Richard H. Rovere. Crisp, clean and bright book club copy with slight bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust jacket ha some chipping to corners with a little tearing on edges. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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11 Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln
New York, NY Chicago Hostorical Society/W.W. Norton 1990 0393027554 / 9780393027556 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
179 pp. Crisp and bright copy. White boards are bright with light corner and spine end bumping. Fain residue of bookplate on front pasted down paper. Dust jacket is bright and crisp. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Finis Farr FDR
New Rochelle Arlington House 1972 0870001280 / 9780870001284 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book is crisp and tight with a little faint spotting on bottom page ends. No interior markings. Minor edgewear and one instance of dogeared page. Dust jacket has chipping with loss and tearing on back top. Creasing and edgewear with rubbing. Intact with bright red and FDR's famous profile with cigarette holder in black on front. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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13 Francis L. Loewenheim, Harold D. Langley, and Manfred Jonas, Editors Roosevelt and Churchill, Their Secret Wartime Correspondence
Bew E. P. Dutton and Company Inc. 1975 0841503346 / 9780841503342 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 805 pp. Tight copy is clean and bright with bumping on spine and 1/4" tear in cloth of top of spine. Page edges are slightly yellowed, with light foxing on top & bottom edges. Dust jacket has 1/2" closed tear at top of spine. Else light corner and edgewear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 Frank E. Vandiver Shadows of Vietnam
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1997 0890967474 / 9780890967478 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
396 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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15 Hanser, Richard The Glorious Hour of Lt. Monroe
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atheneum 1976 0689304951 / 9780689304958 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
170 pp. EX-LIB copy with usual library stamps, markings & card posket. Dust jacket is in library mylar cover taped to boards. Tight with clean text block and very light shelf wear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Harold J. Laski The American Presidency, an Interpretation
New York Harper & Brothers 1940 No Stated Edition Cloth Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book is tight and crisp with minor shelfwear and rubbing. Pages are yellowed. Previous owner's name on ffep - instances of pencil underlining throughout the book. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Heatley, Jeff, Editor Bully! Colonel Theodore Roosevelt The Rough Riders & Camp Wikoff
Pushcart Press 1998 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Published by the Montauk Historical Society. A Newspaper Chronicle with Roosevelt's Letters. Montauk, New York, 1898. 509 pp. Bright, crisp, and tight paperback with clean interior. Page edges have very faint spotting. Nice copy - appears unread. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Johnson, Lady Bird The Vantage Point/A White House Diary (Both Signed)
New York, Chicago, San Francisco Holt, Rinehart & Winston First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+/Very Good+ Very Good/Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
LBJ's memoir subtitled, "Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969' & Lady Bird's memoir, both signed, offered together. LBJ signed the Presidential bookplate on the half-title page and also signed on the dedication page with the inscription, "To G ___ West, with warm best wishes. Xmas '74". Affixed below the message is an 8 cent Lyndon Johnson postage stamp. Lady Bird also signed and inscribed her book to V___ West with a warm inscription on a bookplate on the front free end paper with same leaf design as dust jacket. Bonus collectible, laid in the LBJ book, is a Presidential holiday greeting in an envelope addressed by hand to Mr. & Mrs. West at an Odessa, TX address. Return address is LBJ Ranch, Stonewall, Texas 78671. LBJ's book 636 pp; Mrs. Johnson's 806 pp. Both books are in very good condition, his having darkened gilt print on cover. Both thick books have slight looseness in hinges. Clean and crisp interior. LBJ's inscription and signature were done in felt pen with some bleed on the reverse of the page. Both dust jackets have price intact with very minor edge wear. Both in new protective covers. The old protective covers had two blue lines which ghosted onto the dust jackets, one faint one on 'The Vantage Point' jacket and two on 'A White House Diary' on top and bottom edges. Rare Presidential items offered together. Pictures upon request. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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19 Josephus Daniels The Wilson Era, Years of War and After 1917-1923
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
654 pp. Blue cloth boards with bright gold embossed design and gilt print on spine. Corners and spine ends have slight bumping, Rubbing on hinges. Two corners with slight fraying of cloth. Light shelf soiling on bottom page edge. Paper is slightly yellowed, and end papers are darkened. Clean interior. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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20 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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