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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 Soundings: Writings from the Rice Institute
Houston, TX Anson Jones Press 1953 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
This is #19 of a limited edition of 500. Sponsored by the Owen Wister Literary Society. This copy was owned by one contributor who became a professor of literature at TCU. Signed by several of contributors. Selections from writers who were students at the time, 1953, or had association with the Rice Institute, including William Goyen, David Westheimer and a poem by James Dickey, "Utterance I" - very early book appearance of a Dickey poem. 159 pp. Tight copy with a number of clippings and photos taped to end papers which has caused ghosting. Light wear on corners and spine ends. Dust jacket has price intact and is bright with some small creases. Top edge has several small, closed tears. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 The Inauguration of Norman Hackerman, September 24, 1971
Houston, TX William Marsh Rice University 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed by President of Rice University, Norman Hackerman on frontispiece. Presentation letter laid in. Crisp and bright copy with very slight edgewear. In original mylar cover which shows rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 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 Applegate, Cameron Notre Dame Vs. USC, "The Game is On" A 50 Year History of Football's Oldest Inter-Sectional Rivalry
Hollywood, CA Fiske/Milne 1977 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
". Bright, crisp and clean copy. A little bumping to corners and spine ends - faux leather boards with bright gilt printing. Very nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Bob Wood Big Ten Country, A Journey Through One Football Season
New York William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1989 0688089224 / 9780688089221 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB with usual library stamps and markings - card pocket on front free end paper. Soiling on page ends - interior clean. Dust jacket is in library mylar which is taped to boards of book. Index # on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Cross, George Lynn The University of Oklahoma and World War II: A Personal Account, 1941-1946
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Cross, president of the University of Oklahoma during the last part of WWII until 1968, recounts how OU met the challenge of booming growth at the end of the war when veterans returned home to use the GI Bill for their educations. 298 pp. including index. Bright and crisp copy with light edgewear. Front pasted down paper has scuffing apparently where bookplate was removed. Dust jacket has light creasing and wear. Bright red and blue of dust jacket shows light rubbing. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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7 David Horan Oxford, A Cultural and Literary Companion
Oxford, U.K. Signal Books 1999 1902669053 / 9781902669052 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
246 pp. Trade paperback is crisp and bright with minor edgewear. Reverse of front wrap has small page number in red ink and small check marks on noted page. Else clean interior. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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8 Elmer Layden with Ed Snyder It Was a Different Game: The Elmer Layden Story
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1969 3rd Ptg. Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
One of the famous Four Horseman of Notre Dame discusses his college football career during Knute Rockne's coaching era and his own coaching experiences afterward. 175 pp.Former owner's name on front end page. Very slight shelfwear on book edges -- Bright copy - blue boards and gilt lettering. Dust Jacket bright with minimum wear -- a little rubbing and bumping on edges and small tear on back. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Harry Huntt Ransom The Conscience of the University and Other Essays
Austin University of Texas 1982 029271078X / 9780292710788 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Commemorative Edition in Slipcase. Essays by the founder of the Ransom Center for the Humanities at the University of Texas, Austin - one of the greatest collections of literature, cinema and art in the nation. Edited by his wife, Hazel H. Ransom. 105 pp. Book is crisp, bright and clean. The dust jacket is crisp with spine somewhat sun-faded. The back of the dust jacket has a few brown marks which cross the portrait of Mr. Ransom. The slip case is dark blue cloth and tight. Edges have some fading. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Howard Roberts The Big Nine, The Story of Football in the Western Conference
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The Western Conference included Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern, Ohio State and Chicago. 259 pp. Crisp and bright copy with very light edge wear. Top page edges have a little darkening, and other page edges have very faint spotting. Dust jacket is bright with vivid red background. Chipping and several small tears along edges, spine ends and corners. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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11 James B. Patrick, Editor Vanderbilt, A University Portrait
Little Compton, RI Fort Church 1987 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Will & Dem McIntyre, Photography 
Crisp clean and bright copy - distributed by Vanderbilt University's bookstore. 128 pp. Minor wear to black cloth boards. Bright gilt print on cover and spine. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with light rubbing and minor edgewear. Vanderbilt magazine article on campus laid in. Very nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Joan Mellen Bob Knight His Own Man
New York Donald I. Fine, Inc. 1988 1556111002 / 9781556111006 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Man Behind the Myth - On and Off the Court". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 286 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy with light bumping on spine ends and corners. Dust jacket is bright with small scuff to laminate on spine and a little creasing/wear on edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Joseph Addison Clark; James M. Moudy A Hope of Wisdom: Two Essays on Education
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian Univ Press 1973 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
#123 of 400 copies. Inscribed and signed by James M. Moudy, then Chancellor of TCU. #1 in TCU Centennial Series. Essays by Joseph Addison Clark, 1873 and by Moudy, 1973. 86 pp. Tight copy with slight discoloration along edges of gray cloth boards. Also light foxing on page edges. Bright gilt on front board and on title on spine. Clean interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Joseph William Schmitz, S.M., Ph.D. The Society of Mary in Texas
San Antonio, TX Naylor 1951 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Written by professor of English at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, this is an account of the Society of Mary (Marianists) and their work. Crisp and bright book with light rubbing to boards and spine. Front board has a little light marking. Interior is clean is some darkening to page ends. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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15 Lou Holtz with John Heisler The Fighting Spirit, A Championship Season at Notre Dame
New York Pocket Books 1988 0671676733 / 9780671676735 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB with usual stamps and markings - card pocket on front free end papers. Dust jacket is in library mylar taped to boards of book. Index number on spine. GO IRISH! 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Louis H. Hubbard Recollections of a Texas Educator
Salado, TX The Anson Jones Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed on front free paper by author, President Emeritus of Texas State Women's College, now Texas Women's University. Limited Edition of 1,000 - this is #662. Crisp copy with dark red boards and clean interior - several pages uncut (unopened). Light wear to corners and spine ends. A few very small scuffed spots. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Peter Shaw, Editor Academic Questions, A Publication of the National Association of Scholars, Spring 1995 Vol. 8, No.2
New Brunswick, NJ Transaction Periodicals Consortium, Rutgers - The State University 1995 1st Ptg. Soft Cover Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
100 pp in this academic review. Oversized trade paperback format - 6 1/4"W X 10"H. Tight copy with minor wear. Front wrap has a few small red ink marks, and inside on Contents page are 3 page numbers in red ink. There are small red check marks in the text of noted pages. Several pages have black smudge, perhaps from slipped printing bar. Text is easily legible. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 Peter Shaw, Editor Academic Questions, A Publication of the National Association of Scholars, Winter 1995-96 Vol. 9, No.1
New Brunswick, NJ Transaction Periodicals Consortium, Rutgers - The State University 1995 1st Ptg. Soft Cover Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
88 pp in this academic review. Oversized trade paperback format - 6 1/4"W X 10"H. Tight copy with minor wear. Rear wrap has stamp by publisher. Clean interior. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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19 Roland Lazenby Notre Dame Football
New York Crescent Crown 1988 0517658488 / 9780517658482 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
100 years of Irish Football, 1887-1987. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 60 color illustrations, 180 black and white. Oversized book has a right lean and has edge and corner wear. Small dark spot on top front cover and white spots from rubbing along spine and a few on boards. Red ink spot on top page ends. Clean interior. Dust jacket has creasing and chipping along spine and edges. Back flap has 2 1/2" tear along edge. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Sanford Pinsker, Editor Academic Questions, A Publication of the National Association of Scholars, Summer 1996 Vol. 9, No.3
New Brunswick, NJ Transaction Periodicals Consortium, Rutgers - The State University 1996 1st Ptg. Soft Cover Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
91 pp in this academic review. Oversized trade paperback format - 6 1/4"W X 10"H. Tight copy with minor wear. Front wrap has three page numbers in red ink in white margin near hinge, and text of the noted pages has a small red check mark. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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