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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 Bush, Laura and Bush, Jenna Read All About It!
New York, NY Harper Collins Publishers 2008 0061560758 / 9780061560750 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Denise Brunkus Signed by Author
Signed by the former First Lady, Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush on the title page without inscription. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Entertaining and colorful illustrations by Denise Brunkus in the delightful invitation for children to read. Oversize format, 9-1/4"W X 11-1/4" H. Not paginated. Bright, clean and crisp copy with like dust jacket in protective cover. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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2 Carl G. Hodges Land Rush
New York, NY Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall John Martinez 
152 pp. Tight and clean copy with minor bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket has minor chipping on spine ends and slight tearing along top edge on rear. Light foxing shows on light areas of rear panel and flap folds. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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3 Crow, William Louis The Young, Too, Are Heroic
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Dorrance Pub Co 1998 0805941975 / 9780805941975 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Texas history fictionalized for young people. Nice pencil sketch illustrations throughout this oversize book - 8 3/4"W X 11 1/4"H. 131 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Crow, William Louis The Young, Too, Are Heroic
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Dorrance Pub Co 1998 0805941975 / 9780805941975 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Texas history fictionalized for young people. Nice pencil sketch illustrations throughout this oversize book - 8 3/4"W X 11 1/4"H. 131 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Donald Worcester Lone Hunter's Gray Pony
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1985 0875650015 / 9780875650012 1st Thus Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Paige Pauley 
Lovely black & white drawings illustrate this Sundance Book, the story of an Oglala Sioux boy and his pony. Bright, crisp and clean copy. Dust jacket has very faint smudging on front hinge.else, fine. Protected in mylar cover. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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6 Donald Worcester War Pony
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1984 0912646853 / 9780912646855 1st Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Paige Pauley 
Lovely black & white drawings illustrate this story of a pony in the old west. A Sundance Book. Crisp, clean and bright with very slight corner and edgewear. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp, with very faint discoloration on the back. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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7 Hermann Hagedorn The Book of Courage
Chicago John C. Winston 1929 No Stated Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Frank Godwin 
Beautiful old juvenile book with the stories of 30 heroes; from Socrates to Hannibal, Joan of Arc to Elizabeth 1, George Washington to Clara Barton, Garibaldi to Father Damien, and Theodore Roosevelt, the Wright Brothers, Lawrence of Arabia and Charles Lindbergh. Frank Godwin's work adorns the cover board with a sea-going battle. The color frontispiece of Joan of Arc and 38 other beautiful illustrations are included. The boards are dark blue with gilt print and gilt and red design. Gilt print is somewhat darkened on front and rubbed and darkened on spine. Decorative end papers have some some pencil marks; inside ffep has previous owner's name, and there is a gift subscription on half title page. Lovely book to inspire our young people. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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8 John Hampden New Worlds Ahead
New York, NY Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1968 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Firsthand Accounts of English Voyages". Tight and bright book club copy. A little smudging on page across from title page and some soiling on outer page edges. Dust jacket shows slight wear and chipping. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 John Jakes The Texans Ride North, The Story of the Cattle Trails
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Arthur Edrop 
Juvenile fiction - first book by best-selling author John Jakes. Stated first edition. 184 pp. Blue boards with yellow cloth spine - wear along edges, bumping on corners and spine ends. Rubbing on front and rear boards. Previous owner's name on front pasted down paper and front free end paper. Else clean interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Ladd, Ileta Kerr Seeing Texas A Children's Travelog of Texas (Signed)
Dallas, Texas Mathis, Van Nort & Co. 1943 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Author's signature on half title page - signature only. Bright red cloth boards with gilt print, somewhat rubbed on spine. Very slight right lean. Corners lightly bumped and spine shows light wear. Cloth on boards has minor wrinkling and front board has a small spot and a couple of faint light marks . End papers have 'A Pictorial Sketch of Texas Showing State Parks'. Front paste down paper has previous owner's book plate as well as name, date, May 27, 1943, Fort Worth, Texas, in ink on top. Front free end paper has brown ink mark which hardly shows on sepia toned graphic. Interior is clean with a few creases on corners. 185 pp. Covered with clear acrylic which shows a little scraatching. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 Lenski, Lois Texas Tomboy
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Co. 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stated first edition. 180 pp. Tan boards have bluebonnet graphic with title in blue on front board. Boards have waviness on outer portions, as if from dampness, though no staining. Page edges have a little foxing/spotting. Dedication page carries former owner's embossed seal. Top corner of front free end paper has erasure, and top margins of first few pages shows some waviness. Rear pastdown page has creasing perhaps from manufacture. Dust jacket has price intact. Darkened spine and rubbing wear on hinges and flap folds. Top edge has large chips missing, and some creasing and tearing. Spine ends have light chipping wear. Interior of dust jacket shows damp staining. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 Mangum, James A. And Spires, Sidney The Fairy and the Chupacabra and Those Marfa Lights
Houston, TX John M. Hardy Publishing 2008 0979839157 / 9780979839153 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Bright and colorful treatment of the chupacabra, mythical beast of the Texas/Mexico border, using real West Texas animals, mountains and towns. Lovely explanation of the Marfa Lights! Spanish phrases and sayings with translation. Oversize children's book. New with New dust jacket. Shipped from Texas with a touch of West Texas fairy dust! 
Price: 17.95 USD
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13 Mangum, James A. And Spires, Sidney The Fairy and the Chupacabra and Those Marfa Lights
Houston, TX John M. Hardy Publishing 2008 0979839157 / 9780979839153 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Bright and colorful treatment of the chupacabra, mythical beast of the Texas/Mexico border, using real West Texas animals, mountains and towns. Lovely explanation of the Marfa Lights! Spanish phrases and sayings with translation. Oversize children's book. New with New dust jacket. Shipped from Texas with a touch of West Texas fairy dust! 
Price: 17.95 USD
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14 Oppenheimer, Evelyn Tilli Comes to Texas
Houston, Texas, U.S.A. Hendrick Long Pub Co 1986 0937460214 / 9780937460214 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Mary Haverfield Signed by Author
Signed by book woman/agent/reviewer/teacher/author Oppenheimer, who holds a broadcast review record of 45 years. Lovely children's book with illustrations by Mary Haverfield - about a blue spruce from British Columbia who becomes a Christmas tree in Texas. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Petrick, Neila Skinner Jane Wilkinson Long: Texas Pioneer
Gretna, Louisiana, U.S.A. Pelican Pub Co Inc 2004 1589801474 / 9781589801479 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Joyce Haynes 
Biography for juveniles of the woman called the "Mother of Texas" . Bright and colorful illustrations throughout. Large format, 8 3/4"W X 11 1/2"H. Not pageinated. Bright, crisp and clean copy. Unread. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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16 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
New York, New York, U.S.A. Arthur a Levine 2000 0439139597 / 9780439139595 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. This is the first printing of the American edition by number run. 734 pp. Bright, clean and crisp copy with light corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp and has price intact. Light corner and spine end wear. Rear hinge has small closed puncture. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Tunbo, Frances G. Stay Put, Robbie McAmis: A Novel
Forth Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Christian Univ Pr 1988 0875650252 / 9780875650258 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Charles Shaw 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 158 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy has very slight right lean. Bottom edge of front board has small scuff. Dust jacket is bright and clean with minor edgewear and spine faded somewhat. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 Wassiljewa, Tatjana Hostage to War: A True Story
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Scholastic 1997 0590134469 / 9780590134460 1st Am. Edn., 1st Ptg. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
188 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with minor edgewear. Dust jacket also has minor edgewear and light rubbing. Nice copy. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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