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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.
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Texas Military

Texas Military

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1 2nd Armored Division "A" Battery, 1st HOW BN - 3rd Artillery 1960
Fort Hood, TX 2nd Armored Division 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Bright and clean yearbook for the "A" Battery, 1st HOW BN03rd Artillery of the 2nd Armored Division, "Hell on Wheels", Fort Hood, Texas, 1960. Oversized format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. Not pageinated. Yellow leatherlike boards have bright embossed print. Boards have some soiling. Still bright, and interior is clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Antone, Evan Haywood A Tribute to Major Jefferson Van Horne (1802 - 1857) Founder of Fort Bliss
Fort Bliss, TX Fort Bliss Museum 1998 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Staple bound 68-page paperback with photo of Major Van Horne on front wrapper. Bright, crisp and clean copy with very minor edgewear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 Bailey, Anne J. Between the Enemy and Texas: Parsons's Texas Cavalry in the Civil War
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press,U.S. 2005 0875653073 / 9780875653075 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean trade paperback with minor edgewear. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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4 Bern Keating An Illustrated History of the Texas Rangers
Chicago Rand McNally & Company 1975 0528810219 / 9780528810213 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 192 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy with very minor shelfwear. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with a little creasing on edges. . 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Bruce Crabtree The Lady and the Ranger, A Tale of the Texas Rangers
Eureka Springs Mill Hollow Press 1992 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
199 pp. Trade paperback is crisp, bright and tight. Light wear to wrapper with some curling on front. Clean interior. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Edward T. Cotham Battle on the Bay, The Civil War Struggle for Galveston
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 2004 0292712057 / 9780292712058 2nd Paperback Printing Thus Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page. Trade paperback - crisp and bright - 241 p0p.. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Faulk, Odie B. & Faulk, Laura E. Fort Hood: The First Fifty Years
Temple, TX Frank W. Mayborn Foundation 1990 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by both Odie B. and Laura E. Faulk on title page. Also signed by two commanding officers of Fort Hood, on their pictures, Lt. Gen Richard G. Graves, and Lt. Gen. R. M. Shoemaker, who inscribed it to previous owner. 270 pp. including picture sections, not pageinated. Brown cloth boards with gilt print on title block on spine. Book has slight right lean. Front free end paper has gift inscription to previous owner. Clean and bright text block. Dust jacket shows a few faint smudges with light edgewear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Hafertepe, Kenneth Abner Cook: Master Builder on the Texas Frontier
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1992 0876111029 / 9780876111024 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 210 pp. Crisp, tight, clean and bright, as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Haley, J. Evetts Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier
San Angelo, TX San Angelo Standard Times 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall H. D. Bugbee 
First Edition, First Printing of Haley's classic work - Jenkins' Basic Texas Books #83, Dobie's Guide to Life & Literature of the Southwest. Book is without markings and has clean interior. It has very light right lean and slight edgewear.Pages are somewhat tanned. Dust jacket is in pieces, missing the spine.Front and rear panel are present, with chipping and creasing on edges. Rear flap fold is still attached but barely, and front flap fold is separated but present. The least of its problems is that it is price-clipped. Wish it had been In protective cover earlier, as it is now. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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10 Harold B. Simpson, Editor Texas in the War 1861-1865
Hillsboro, TX Hill Junior College Press 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 246 pp. Gray cloth boards with bright gilt design and print. Light wear on corners and spine end. Page edges have substantial foxing, and front free end paper has previous owner's name. White dust jacket has price intact with small blue ink scribble on front flap near price. White background shows soiling and rubbing and light edgewear with chipping. Spine and area near spine on both front an back panels show damp staining, as does bottom of both panels. Does not affect book. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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11 Hatley, Allen G. Reluctant Rebels; The Eleventh Texas Cavalry Regiment
Hillsboro, TX Hill College Press 2006 0912172428 / 9780912172422 First Edition, 1st Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Hatley on title page. 192 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and bright copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 69.00 USD
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12 Heintzelman, Samuel Peter;Thompson, Jerry D. Fifty Miles and a Fight: Major Samuel Peter Heintzelman's Journal of Texas and the Cortina War
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1998 0876111606 / 9780876111604 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
328 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean with like dust jacket. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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13 Jary, William E., Jr., Editor Camp Bowie Fort Worth 1917-18, An Illustrated History of the 36th Division in World War I
Fort Worth, TX Bernice B. Maxfield 1975 First Edition, Stated Hard Cover Very Good+ Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Bright blue boards - oversize format, 9"W X 12"H. 136 pp. Blue boards with gilt print and graphic, somewhat dulled. Front board has a few small light spots and a little brown marking. Tight copy with minor wear on corners and spine ends.Clean and bright text block. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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14 Jones, Tom Tom Jones' Hood's Texas Brigade Sketch Book
Hillsboro, Texas, U.S.A. Hill College Press 1988 0912172347 / 9780912172347 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Ltd. Edition of 750. Unique sketches by Jones from the archives of the Confederate Research Center, Hill College, Hillsboro, TX. Signed with inscription by director of the research center, Col. Harold B. Simpson, on front free end pape and dated 5/8/88. Large format, 8-3/4"X11-3/4". Not pageinated. Red cloth boards with bright gilt print on spine. Rear hinge has small hole in center. Clean and bright interior. Crisp and tight copyr. Dust jacket has price intact and is clean and bright. Corners and spine ends have light wear, and bottom edge of front panel has small tear 1/2" X 1/4". Now in protective cover. Nice copy signed by Hood's Texas Brigade authority. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 Kirk, Stephen S. Sul Ross' Sixth Texas Cavalry: Six-Shooters & Bowie Knives
Independence, MO Two Trails Publishing 2008 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Accounts from the four years of CSA service by Texas cavalry. 394 pp. Title page is loose and front free end page has a little dried glue. Edges show light wear.Bright, crisp and clean interior.. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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16 Norris, L. David With the 18th Texas Infantry The Autobiography of Wilburn Hill King
Hillsboro, TX Hill College Press 1996 0912172371 / 9780912172378 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight & clean copy with like dust jacket. 126 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 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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18 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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19 Scobee, Barry Old Fort Davis
San Antonio, TX Naylor 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Barry Scobee has signed this copy on the front free end paper. Listed in "Six Guns and Saddle Leather" #1965, and in "The Rampaging Herd", #2025. 101 pp. Crisp and bright copy with light edgewear. Erasure on top corner of front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket is not price clipped and is bright and colorful. Chipping on spine head and foot. 1 1/2" X 3/4" piece missing along top front and into spine head. Chipping on corners and occasionally on edges. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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20 Simpson, Harold B The Marshall Guards: Company E, First Texas Infantry
Marshall, TX Port Caddo Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Simpson signed on page with this book's number, 55 of limited edition of 100. Published in cooperation with the Harrison County Historical Society, Marshall, Texas. 26 pp. Gray cloth boards with bright blue print. Tight and clean copy with minor edgewear. No dust jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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