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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!
 
 
 
 

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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 A. J. Ezickson Roosevelt Album
New York Knickerbocker Publishing Co. 1945 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Subtitled, "The Highlights in the Life and Works of the 32nd President of the United States." Over 150 photographs. Tight trade paperback with clean interior and paper age darkened. Covers have edge chipping with tip of front bottom corner missing. Creasing and some rubbing. Dark red background is bright, with Roosevelt's picture on the front -- has a scuffed spot on the top of his head. Apparently published at FDR's death, and in very good condition, given its age. Lovely bit of nostalgia. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 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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4 Bernard Mayo, Editor Jefferson Himself, The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American
Charlottesville, VA University Press of Virginia 1995 0813902843 / 9780813902845 2nd Ed. 9th Ptg. Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
384 pp. Trade paperback. Crisp, bright and clean copy - appears unread. Light corner and rubbing wear. Front wrap has very slight curling. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 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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6 Caldwell, Mary French General Jackson's Lady
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Self-Published 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
555 pp. Blue boards with bright gilt type. Light corner and spine end bumping. Tanned pages. Front free end paper has blue rubbing and waviness from dampness on lower half of page. Front flap of dust jacket also shows effects of dampness on lower portion. Dampness affects lower portion of first 35 pages, diminishing on each page. Pale blue of dust jacket has faded to brown on spine and on top edge of rear panel and on flap folds. Corners show light wear, and spine ends have fraying with bottom front hinge having a 2" closed tear extending into front panel - tape repaired from the inside. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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7 Caro, Robert A. The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf 2012 0679405070 / 9780679405078 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Caro has signed this First Edition on front free end paper. Fourth installment of Caro's award-winning LBJ biography. 712 pp. Bright, crisp and tight copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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8 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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9 David Halberstam War In A Time Of Peace
New York Scribner 2001 0743202120 / 9780743202121 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
4th Ptg., 1st Edn. Crisp and bright copy with a little bumping to spine ends. Clean - appears unread. Dust jacket is colorful with slight shelfwear. Very nice copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 Doris Kearns Goodwin No Ordinary Time
New York Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 1995 0684804484 / 9780684804484 14th Paperback Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II". Pulitzer Prize winner. Trade paperback is tight and clean - some curling of corners and a little wear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Dwight D. Eisenhower In Review, Pictures I've Kept, A Pictorial Autobiography
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Lovely bit of history -- Ike's photo collection with his reminiscences in his own words. Book is tight with clean interior and light wear on corners and spine ends. Page edges have yellowed a little. Dust jacket has some age discoloration. Rear panel has small, 1/2" closed tear, on top edge, and bottom edge has creasing and 2 1/2" closed tear. Corners have light bumping and spine ends have light chipping. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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16 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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17 Eisenhower, Dwight David, et al Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, 13 Volumes
Baltimore, MD John Hopkins University Press First Editions Hard Cover All Vols. Fine/Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
13 volumes, I through XIII, all bright and clean. Published dates between 1970 and 1989. Volumes I through V are Second Printings with red dot on bottom page ends. All other volumes are First Printings. Vols VI through XI have variation in the brighness of gilt in titles and graphics on spines - probably due to manufacturing variant, since all volumes are clean, crisp and appear unread. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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18 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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19 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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20 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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