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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!

Texas - Alamo

Texas - Alamo

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1 Crawford, Ann Fears The Eagle: The Autobiography of Santa Anna
Austin, TX Pemberton Press 1967 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Orange cloth boards are bright with black drawing of Santa Anna on horseback on front board and below red text block on spine. Minor corner and edgewear. Previous owner's seal embossed on half-title page. Forward edge of foreword, preface and table of contents have a spot which grows smaller until it disappears after page xix. Text block clean. Top page edge has foxing and soiling, and forward and bottom page edges have light spotting. Dust jacket has tears and creasing on top edge, front and rear panel. Top of spine has chipping loss and 1" u-shaped tear. Bottom of spine also shows a little chipping loss. Light areas of front panel and spine have some staining and light spotting, and the hinges show rubbing wear with a small hole rubbed in the front hinge in the last letter "E" in the title, "The Eagle". Rear panel has rubbing and smudging. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Hal Kopel Today in the Republic of Texas
Waco, TX Texian Press 1986 0872440710 / 9780872440715 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Scarce fine copy of history of the Republic of Texas which spanned 9 years, 1836 - 1845. Presented in a day by day newspaper story format. 184 pp. Book and dust jacket are crisp, bright, clean - like new. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Hal Kopel Today in the Republic of Texas
Waco, TX Texian Press 1986 0872440710 / 9780872440715 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Scarce fine copy of history of the Republic of Texas which spanned 9 years, 1836 - 1845. Presented in a day by day newspaper story format. 184 pp. Book and dust jacket are crisp, bright, clean - like new. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Hardin, Stephen L. Texian Iliad, A Military History of the Texas Revolution
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 1996 0292730861 / 9780292730861 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Gary S. Zaboly Signed by Author
Signed by author on half title page. 1st Edition, 2nd Printing. Authoritative account of the battles for Texas Independence by respected historian, Stephen L. Hardin who appeared in several episodes of the tv series, "The Real West". 321 pp. Book is tight, bright, crisp with faint spotting on bottom page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket has light chipping on top of spine end and on top corners, and flap fold shows a very little rubbing. Spine is lightly sunned. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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5 Holly Beachley Brear Inherit the Alamo, Myth and Ritual at an American Shrine
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 1995 0292708246 / 9780292708242 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tan cloth boards - 184 pp. Both book and jacket are crisp, bright and clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Kilgore, Dan How Did Davy Die:
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1978 0890960496 / 9780890960493 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Tight and crisp copy - with light bumping on top corners and light foxing on page edges and free end papers. Clean interior. Dust jacket has light corner wear and a little creasing on rear panel bottom edge. Light colored portions of dust jacket have foxing/spotting and rear panel has darkening on top section with darkened line to bottom edge. Front flap fold has a rubbed area about 1", and hinges show slight rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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7 Michael A. Lofaro and Joe Cummings Crockett at Two Hundred, New Perspectives on the Man and the Myth
Knoxville, TN University of Tennessee 1989 0870495925 / 9780870495922 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Edited by Michael A. Lofaro and Joe Cummings, this is a collection of essays by different historians on Davey Crockett, some of them new and fresh, all of them interesting and lending understanding of the historical and folk hero. Book is tight and bright with no visible flaws; ditto for dust jacket! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Randy Roberts & James S. Olson A Line in the Sand, The Alamo in Blood and Memory
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Free Press 2001 0684835444 / 9780684835440 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
356 pp. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Bright copy with clean interior. Black remainder mark on bottom page edge. Dust jacket is bright and clean with very slight edge curling. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Richard Bruce Winders Sacrificed at the Alamo, Tragedy and Triumph in the Texas Revolution
Abilene, TX State House Press 2004 1880510804 / 9781880510803 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Autographed copy - signed by author, Historian and Curator of the Alamo. Among Military History of Texas Series. 167 pp. Bright, crisp and clean book and dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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10 Stephen Harrigan The Gates of the Alamo
New York, New York, U.S.A. Penguin Books 2001 0141000023 / 9780141000022 1st Paperback Printing Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
580 pp. Trade paperback. Tight copy with slight wear and curling on corners. Edges have a little chipping, including spine ends. Hinges have some rubbing. Page edges have light spotting. Nice reading copy. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Turner, Martha Anne William Barret Travis: His Sword and His Pen
San Antonio, TX Texian Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg.Oversize book, 7 1/4"W X 10 1/4"H. 318 pp. Red leatherlike boards have light corner and spine wear. Title page has previous owners embossed seal. End papers and first few pages have a few foxed spots. Clean text block. Top page edge is tanned with some foxing, and front page edge has a few small marks. White dust jacket has price intact and shows moderate to heavy foxing/spotting with some damp staining. Corners have light chipping wear. Spine top has light fraying with some chipping loss on rear hinge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Zaboly, Gary S. An Altar For Their Sons: The Alamo and the Texas Revolution in Contemporary Newspaper Accounts
Buffalo Gap, Texas, U.S.A. State House Press 2011 193333746x / 9781933337463 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
477 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 79.95 USD
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