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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
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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!
 
 
 
 

History - French

History - French

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1 Alan Schom Napoleon Bonaparte
New York Harper Perennial 1998 0060929588 / 9780060929589 3rd Ptg. Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback is clean, crisp and bright with a little curl at the front corners and a page that was dog-eared. Otherwise fine copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Anthony Verrier Assassination in Algiers
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1990 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Roosevelt, Churchill, de Gaulle, and the Murder of Admiral Darlan". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 302 pp. Crisp, clean and bright copy with very minor wear and previous owner's embossed stamp on front free end paper. Remainder mark on bottom page edge. Dust jacket is bright and clean with very slight wear. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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3 Audrey Cammiade Napolean: Information Reference Series
New York, NY Roy Publishers, Inc. No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good-- Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Horace Vernet 
112 pp. Book has slight cupping of boards and light corner bumping and edgewear. Front free end paper has smudge at forward edge. Pages 61 - 79 have scuffing/creasing on bottom margin. And last 5 pages have small tears (maybe 1/3"). Price-clipped dust jacket has corner and spine end bumping with slight tearing. Mauve background shows a little rubing on edges and hinges. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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4 Ben Weider & David Hapgood The Murder of Napoleon
New York Congdon & Lattes, Inc. 1982 0312925484 / 9780312925482 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "150 Years Later, Modern Forensic Medicine Discovers One of History's Greatest Crimes". 266 pp. Tight copy with bumped corners else light edgewear. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright and crisp and has light wear long edges and corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Bierman, John Napoleon III and His Carnival Empire
Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. St Martins Pr 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
439 pp. Bright copy appears unread. Very minor wear to boards and bottom edge has faint pencil mark. Dust jacket has slight edgewear and spine is somewhat faded. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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6 Claude Manceron The Wind from America
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1978 0394498836 / 9780394498836 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
History of france during the reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and the alliance with the rebellious American colonies - 584 pp inc'g index. Bright red boards are crisp and clean with light wear. Top edge of pages have damp stain which does not impact interior, and light ink marks on a few page edges on fore edge. Previous owner's stamp on front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with very slight wear. Tiny spot on top edge of cover. Very nice book club copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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7 David Chandler Napoleon
New York Saturday Review Press 1973 0841502544 / 9780841502543 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
100 black and white illustrations and 16 color plates in this biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. Has minor shelfwear; pages a little yellowed from age as are top page ends. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with only a little bumping to top spine and some yellowing on flaps. Very nice copy. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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8 Desmond Seward Henry V
New York The Viking Press 1988 0670811742 / 9780670811748 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Scourge of God". Book club edition appears unread - crisp, bright and clean. Dust jacket has slight creasing and a little tearing across top edge and spine ends show a little bumping. Very nice copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Desmond Seward Napoleon and Hitler, A Comparative Biography
New York The Viking Press 1989 0670814806 / 9780670814800 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Good++ Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight copy with clean interior. Slight wear to corners and edges. Bottom edge has moisture stain which does not impact interior, but does show on inside of dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing and slight chipping and tearing on edges. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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10 E. R. Chamberlin Marguerite of Navarre
New York Dial Press 1974 0803752075 / 9780803752078 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
296 pp. Tight and crisp copy with very light wear. Faint stain on bottom page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with light wear. Nice book club copy. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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11 Howard Mumford Jones Revolution & Romanticism
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. 487 pp. Crisp and tight copy with light wear to boards. Dust jacket has light creasing along spine extremes. Corners show light wear. Spine is slightly sun-faded. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 J. Huizinga The Waning of the Middle Ages
New York St. Martin's Press 1984 0312855400 / 9780312855406 Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB with usual library markings, stamps and card pocket. A little slight soiling on page ends. Dust jacket is not in library cover and has very little shelfwear, but has index number on spine. Overall nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 John Keegan Six Armies In Normandy
New York Viking Press 1982 0670647365 / 9780670647361 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Sub-titled, "From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris, June 6th - August 25th, 1944". 365 pp. Light wear to boards with very light soiling to page ends. Dust jacket is black and shows light creasing and corner wear with slight chipping on spine ends. Rubbing on folds and hinges. Nice book club edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Lottman, Herbert R The Fall of Paris June 1940
New York Harper Collins Publishers 1992 0060165200 / 9780060165208 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With a focus on the people of Paris, author Lottman, fills in the last few weeks before it fell to the Nazis. Book is near fine with only flaw being previous owner's name label which has been marked out with black ink. Pictorial dust jacket shows German Army marching down the Champs Elysee' with the Arc de Triomphe as a backdrop and is without noticeable flaw. Mylar protected. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Louis R. Gottschalk The Era of the French Revolution, 1715-1815
Cambridge Houghton Mifflin 1957 Cloth Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This is a 1957 printing - First printed in 1929. Tight and crisp copy with very slight edgewear, light scratch on front navy blue cloth board. There is a slight line, a small ridge in the cloth, across center of front board which is barely discernible. Underlining on several pages throughout. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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16 Lucie Aubrac Outwitting the Gestapo
Lincoln, NE University of Nebraska Press 1993 0803210299 / 9780803210295 First American Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Translated by Konrad Bieber with the assistance of Betsy Wing. Introduction by Margaret Collins Weitz. Bright, tight and clean copy with very light shelfwear on spine ends. Dust jacket has some bumping on corners, creasing alont edges with slight occasional tearing. Back shows a little rubbing. Nice copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 Otto Von Pivka Navies of the Napoleonic Era
New York, NY Hippocrene Books 1980 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Small format quarto, 7"W X 10"H. 272 pp. Tight and crisp copy with black boards showing very light edge wear. Bottom edge has remainder spray, but interior is clean and bright. Dust jacket has creasing and chipping to spine ends, corners and edges. Rear panel has a faint spot near upper corner and a few mall closed tears. Rear hinge area has 1/2" closed tear mid way. Now in protectie cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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