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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!

War & Militarism

War & Militarism

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1 Rheims and the Battles for Its Possession, Michelin Illustrated Guides to the Battlefields (1914-1918)
Milltown, NJ Michelin Tire Col 1920 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tan linen stiff covers are soiled at edges with some spotting. 176 pp. Wraps show moderated wear on edges and corners. Grease pencil mark on front free end paper. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Roots of Strategy, Book 3
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole Books 1991 0811730603 / 9780811730600 5th Paperback Ptg. Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"3 Military Classics" - Trade Paperback, 554 pp. "3 Military Classics" - von Leeb's "Defense", von Freytab-Loringhoven's "The Power of Personality in War" and Erfurth's "Surprise". Tight and bright with a little corner wear. Slight soiling on bottom page edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 The United States Military Academy and Its Foreign Contemporaries
West Point Department of Economics, Government and History 1943 No Stated Edition Cloth Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
104 pp plus maps -- all intact, though one has a 1 1/4" closed tear. Wartime publication is tight, though paper is age yellowed and a little fragile, with an occasional tear. There is a penciled note on front pasted down paper and occasional underlining. Navy cloth boards have some bumping on corners and spine ends, with a little fraying. Silver print and design is a little dulled and there is a scuffed spot on front board near hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 To Bizerte With the II Corps, 23 April - 13 May 1943
Washington, D.C. Center of Military History, United States Army 1990 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition". 80 pp. plus fold-out maps. Trade paperback is clean and tight. All fold-out maps intact. Light edge and corner wear. Clean interior. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 A. P. De Seversky Victory Through Air Power
Garden City, New York Garden City Publishing 1943 1943 Reprint Hard Cover Good Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dedicated to Gen. Billy Mitchell and written by the founder of the company that became Republic Aviation, Seversky propounds the theory that whoever rules the skies wins the war. This is a wartime copy. and the paper used during homefront conservation has yellowed. There is some moisture staining on the bottom of the pages and a red crayon mark on front free end paper. Tight and sound. Black boards with gilt print on spine still bright. Dust jacket has significant closed tear on front middle and moisture staining on the back which is a plea for War Bonds. There is chipping on corners and edges with loss especially on spine ends. It has been repaired with tape on two places on bottom edge. It is intact and now in a protective cover. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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6 Abner Doubleday My Life in the Old Army, The Reminiscences of Abner Doubleday
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1998 0875651852 / 9780875651859 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book, in dust jacket, is still in original shrink-wrap. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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7 Alan Harris Bath Tracking the Axis Enemy, The Triumph of Anglo-American Naval Intelligence
Lawrence, KS University Press of Kansas 1998 0700609172 / 9780700609178 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book and dust jacket are both bright, crisp and clean, inside and out. Very nice copy -- appears unread. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Albert N. Garland Infantry in Vietnam, Small Unit Actions in the Early Days 1965-1966
Nashville, TN The Battery Press 1982 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st in the Vietnam War Series, Battery Press, Nashville, TN. Bright, tight and crisp copy with clean interior. Very slight bumping to bottom spine end and faint foxing beginning on top page ends. Dust jacket has some slight corner bumping with a little chipping and tiny tear to rear top corner. Some rubbing. Nice copy. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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9 Alfred Price Pictorial History of the Luftwaffe
New York Arco Publishing Co. 1969 First Edition Cloth Very Good- Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Introduction by Len Deighton with 64 pp + photos. Bright red cloth boards show some wear and bumping to corners. Bottom spine has wear on fabric along bottom edge and onto back board about 1" and onto front bottom edge about 1". Back hinge has faint light spotting along crease. There is a very faint darker spot on front board near top corner. Interior has occasional highlighting. Slight weakness at signatures-opens to gutters at places. Dust jacket has light edgewear and creasing at top of spine and along top front edge. Corners slightly bumped. Else bright and colorful. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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10 Astor, Gerald Terrible Terry Allen
New York Presidio/Ballantine 2003 0891417605 / 9780891417606 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of U.S. Army General 1st Division (Big Red One) Gen.Terry Allen, WWII. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 374 pp. Book and dust jacket are both bright, clean and crisp. Appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 B. H. Liddell Hart Defence of the West
New York William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1950 First Edition Cloth Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Tight copy of a study of WWII and looking ahead. Corners and spine ends show some light bumping. Tan cloth boards show rubbing and spotting. Damp stain across top of rear board which extends to the inside but does not affect pages or margins. Previous owners name on front pasted down paper. Bottom page ends have substantial spotting which affects the very bottom of first few pages. Some staining on top page ends which does not affect inside and front page ends have a very small spot or two. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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12 B. H. Liddell Hart History of the Second World War
New York, NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 1970 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
766 pp. Bright copy with light edgewear. A little shelf soiling on bottom page edge, and there are a couple of small spots on the front and top edges. Else clean. Dust jacket is bright with slight wear on edges and rubbing on flaps and front hinge. Light color of rear panel shows light rubbing/smudging. Nice copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. American
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press 1991 0874747422 / 9780874747423 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography by the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen, famous for their flying skills and their trials in the U.S. military in the '40s. He retired as a three-star general. With a foreword by L. Douglas Wilder. Tight and crisp copy with very light wear to boards and very faint smudging on bottom page ends. Else clean inside and out. Dust jacket has slight corner bumping and top spine has some creasing. Creasing along edges of back cover with a little chipping on bottom. Red of spine has faded somewhat. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Botjer, George F. Sideshow War, The Italian Campaign 1943-1945
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1996 0890967180 / 9780890967188 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean. Unread. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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15 Bradley F. Smith & Elena Agarossi Operation Sunrise, The Secret Surrender
New York, New York, U.S.A. Basic Books 1979 0465052908 / 9780465052905 1st Printing Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB with usual library stamps, markings, etc. Dust jacket is in library mylar cover taped to boards and with index numbers on spine. Crisp book - appears unread. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Bruce Catton U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition
Boston Little Brown and Company 1954 First Edition Ninth Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
201 pp. Navy cloth boards have some rubbing/scratching. Corners and spine ends have some bumping with a little fraying beginning. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Occasional creased page corner. Else clean interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Bruce Jacobs Korea's Heroes, The Medal of Honor Story
New York Lion 1953 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Introduction by Gen. Mark Clark - unusual in that this book was written during the Korean War. Mass market paperback - 160 pp. Tight and clean copy with light wear to wraps. Pages are yellowed. Very nice copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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18 Calvocoressi, Peter; Wint, Guy Total War: The Story of World War II
New York, New York, U.S.A. Pantheon Books 1972 0394471040 / 9780394471044 1st Americand Edition Cloth Very Good-- No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
959 pp. Black boards have slight spotting and discoloration. Slight right lean and front hinge is loosening a little. Corners and spine ends have bumping. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Page edges are somewhat soiled. No dust jacket. Good reference/study copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Carl Von Clausewitz, Edited By Anatol Rapoport Clausewitz On War
Baltimore, MD Penguin Books 1968 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Classic on war and the waging of war. 461 pp. Crisp and bright copy with light wear. Front free end paper has the top corner clipped. White background of dust jacket has some foxing and discoloration along hinges and other edges. Slight bumping on corners and creasing and chipping on spine ends. Rear panel shows light rubbing, 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Carlo D'Este Decision in Normandy
London Penguin Books 2001 0141390565 / 9780141390567 4th Printing Thus Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade papberback - 555 pp. Tight, crisp book with small scuff on front wrap and a crease on back wrap at corner. Appears unread. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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