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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 Bruce Catton and William B. Catton The Bold and Magnificent Dream
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1978 0385003412 / 9780385003414 1st Trade Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "America's Founding Years, 1492-1815". 495 pp. Tight and clean copy with light wear at spine extremes. Price-clipped dust jacket has slight chipping on corners and spine ends and creasing on edges with a few small closed tears. Spine area is slightly sun-faded. Rear Panel has a few dark spots/smears. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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2 Catherine Drinker Bowen Miracle at Philadelphia, The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787
New York American Past 1986 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Warren Chappell 
346 pp. Crisp and bright copy - satin book mark in place. Minor wear. Light spotting on page edges and clean interior. Dust jacket has minor creasing with a few small spots and smudges which show on the white background. Very nice book club copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 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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4 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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5 Eric Foner The Story of American Freedom
New York W. W. Norton 1998 0393046656 / 9780393046656 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 422 pp. Crisp and bright copy with very minor bumping at spine extremes. Dust jacket is bright and crisp as well, with light creasing along edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Erik Bruun and Robin Getzen Home of the Brave
New York Barnes & Noble Books 2001 076073139X / 9780760731390 1st Printing Thus Hard Cover Very Good++ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "America's Tradition of Freedom, Liberty, & Tolerance". Large format - 8 1/4"W X 9 1/2"H. 624 pp. Crisp, bright and tight copy with clean interior. Very minor edgewear. Slight discoloration on top page edges. Dust jacket is bright and clean with very slight wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Esmond Wright The Fire of Liberty
London The Folio Society 1983 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Slip Case 8 1/2 X 11 
Lovely book published by a British press about the American Revolution. Over 40 illustrations. Compiled, edited and with an introduction by Esmond Wright. Tight and crisp copy with red boards, blue and silver design on front and blue and silver print on spine. All bright as new. Pictorial slip case has some edgewear on back but still very pretty and very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Francis Russell Adams an American Dynasty
New York, New York, U.S.A. American Heritage Publishing 1976 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
374 pp. Tight copy with light wear on edges. Interior end pages are yellowed along gutters. Page ends have slight spotting. Dust jacket has light wear and rear has slight yellowing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Hugh Downs, Editor My America
New York Scribner 2002 0743233697 / 9780743233699 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "What My Country Means to Me by 150 Americans From All Walks of Life". Celebrities and the not-so-well-known weigh in on America - Alan Alda, Laura Schlessinger, Diane Sawyer,Phyllis Diller, Art Linkletter, Joe Lieberman - just a few. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 266 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy with minor wear to spine ends. Top page edge has a little creasing. Dust jacket has light corner and spine end wear and a little creasing on edges. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 John Gabriel Hunt, Editor The Essential Thomas Jefferson
New York Portland House 1994 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Collection of the complete texts of Jefferson's writings and speeches. Bright and crisp copy with notes written on ffep and an instance or two of check marks in text. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with very slight edgewear. Nice copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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11 L. H. Butterfield, Editor The Book of Abigail and John, Selected Letters of the Adams Family 1762-1784
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1975 0674078551 / 9780674078550 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Collection of fascinating letters between John and Abigail Adams makes for historical background to our second president. 1st Ed., 4th Ptg. 411 pp. Green cloth boards with gilt title on spine - slight spotting and wear on corners and spine ends. Book has a slight right lean. Light foxing on top page edges. Clean interior. Dust jacket has moderate edgewear - some creasing, rubbing, chipping and small tears. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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12 Michael J. Crawford, Editor The Autobiography of a Yankee Mariner
Washington, D.C. Brassey's 2002 1574884409 / 9781574884401 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Christopher Prince and the American Revolution". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 263 pp. Crisp, clean and bright copy - appears unread. Dust jacket clean and bright. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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13 Richard H. Schneider Freedom's Holy Light
Nashville, TN Thomas Nelson 1985 0840754973 / 9780840754974 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
With a foreword by President Ronald Reagan. Large format - 8 1/2"W X 11"H. 128 pp. Clean and tight copy with some bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust jacket has light edgewear and a few small areas of laminate separating/scuffing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Stephen E. Ambrose To America
New York Simon & Schuster 2002 0743202759 / 9780743202756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Personal Reflections of an Historian". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 265 pp. Crisp and tight copy with marking and notes throughout. Dust jacket is bright with light rubbing and minor edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Ward, Christopher The War of the Revolution
New York The MacMillan Company 1952 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Slip Case 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Two volume set in slipcase. Books are tight and crisp. They each have the previous owner's name on ffep. Slight rubbing and fading to blue cloth boards and spine. Slight bumping to edges. Slipcase is cracked and worn, but usable. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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