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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
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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.
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Biography - General

Biography - General

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1 Popular Life of O'Connell
Boston Patrick Donahoe 1875 No Stated Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Green cloth boards with gilt print and design. Boards have bands of tape residue across top and bottom, about 1 to 1 1/2" wide which goes across front, spine and back. Hinge is beginning to loosen, and pages are age yellowed. Included are Funeral Oration of Padre Ventura at Rome, Father Burke's Sermon at Glusneving, Wendell Phillips' Centennial Oration. 294 pp with rear free end papers cut or missing. Penciled numbers on first page & rear end papers are cut. One rear end paper has been removed. 
Price: 20.00 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 A. L. Rowse The Churchills: The Story of a Family
New York, NY Harper & Row 1966 1st U.S. Ed., Stated Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Abridgement of "The Early Churchills" and "The Churchills". 577 pp. Tight copy with light wear and clean interior. Page edges are a little tanned. Dust jacket is bright with light edgewear and creasing. Slight rubbing on spine and white of rear panel. Nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 A. Scott Berg Lindbergh
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1998 0399144498 / 9780399144493 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1999 Pulitzer Prize award. Book is bright and clean with slightly weak front hinge and slight right lean. Previous owner's label on ffep. Dust jacket is unclipped, crisp and bright with very light edgewear. First Printing of First Edition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Agnes Savill Alexander The Great and His Time
New York Dorset Press 1990 0880295910 / 9780880295918 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
300 pp. Crisp and bright copy with minor wear and slight foxing on top page edge. Dust jacket has a little creasing and light edgewear. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 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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7 Andrew Kilpatrick Of Permanent Value, The Story of Warren Buffett
Birmingham, AL AKPE 1994 0964190508 / 9780964190504 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight bright and crisp. Slight soiling on page ends. No interior markings. Dust jacket is bright with some shelfwear and a scratch along front which does not disturb color. Very nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 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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9 Antonia Fraser Cromwell The Lord Protector
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1973 0394470346 / 9780394470344 2nd Printing Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
By noted British historian and biographer. 774 pp. Crisp and clean copy with light wear and rubbing to dark red cloth boards. No dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Arthur Layton Funk Charles De Gaulle, The Crucial Years 1943-1944
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
2nd Ptg. Great tri-color book - red, white and blue. Tight and crisp, clean and bright copy with very light shelfwear and no interior markings. Dust jacket has minor edgewear and slight rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 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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12 Barbara W. Tuchman Stilwell and the American Experience in China 1911-1945
New York, New York, U.S.A. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1971 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good-- Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
621 pp. Black cloth boards have corner wear and spine ends are bumped and faded at the very edges. Also slightly fraying at edge of hinges. Hinges are a little loose and pages are a little darkened, with light shelf-soiling on bottom page edges. Previous owner's bookplate is on half title page. Dust jacket has chipping, creasing and tearing, with several chips missing. Still, intact and now in protective cover. Good reading/reference copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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13 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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14 Bob Greene Duty, A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won The War
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2000 0380978490 / 9780380978496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Edition, 1st Printing of this warm story of a son who learns about his father and his father's generation from Paul Tibbets, who flew the Enola Gay in its delivery of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Book and jacket are bright tight and crisp with negligible shelfwear. Remainder mark on bottom page ends. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Chance, Joseph E. Jose Maria De Jesus Carvajal: The Life and Times of a Mexican Revolutionary
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Trinity University Press 2006 1595340203 / 9781595340207 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 283 pp. Bright, tight, crisp and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Charles Bracelen Flood Hitler, The Path to Power
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1989 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book Club Edition. Tight, clean, crisp and bright copy with very light shelfwear. Appears unread. Dust jacket is bright and colorful - has a small ship missing fron front hinge area and very faint rubbing. Very nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Charles Edward Nash Biographical Sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman
Dayton, OH Morningside Bookshop 1977 Facsimile Reprint Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Historical facsimile reprint. 300 pp. Bright and crisp copy with light wear on corners and spine ends. Very faint spotting on page edges. Nice copy without dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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18 Charles L. Martin A Sketch of Sam Bass the Bandit
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1968 2nd Printing Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Crisp and bright copy with slight soiling on page ends and a few incidences of spotting on page margins. Has slight right lean and opens all the way to stitching at half title page. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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19 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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20 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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