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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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Pioneers - Westward Movement

Pioneers - Westward Movement

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1 E. A. Bode, Edited By Thomas T. Smith A Dose of Frontier Soldiering
Lincoln, NE University of Nebraska Press 1994 0803242328 / 9780803242326 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"The Memoirs of Corporal E. A. Bode, Frontier Regular Infantry, 1877-1882". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 237 pp. Crisp, bright and clean. Brown cloth boards have gilt type that is bright. Very top edge of front boards shows a little slight fading. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust jacket has tearing from top front hinge down about 2" onto spine area. Light rubbing shows on pale background of dust jacket. Slight chipping/wear at corners and bottom spine ends. There is a small brown spot on front cover next to the illustration (army socks). Nice copy. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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2 Jelen Fitzgerald Sanders & William H. Bertsche, Jr., Editors X. Beidler Vigilante
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
#8 in The Western Frontier Library. 165 pp. Referenced in Adams' Six Guns and Saddle Leather. Tight, bright and crisp copy with minor shelfwear and faint smudging on top page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright with two scuff marks on front (top right corner probably price sticker removal) and bottom at hinge. White background shows rubbing and has small bit of tape at bottom hinge. A little rubbing and chipping at other edges. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 June Crosley Getchell Halfway Home
Missoula, MT Express Press 1988 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by the author on title page - her memoirs of Halfway, TX. 93 pp. Trade paperback is tight with light wear to wrapper and a little rubbing on rear panel. Clean interior. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Robert A. Murray Citadel on the Santa Fe Trail, The Saga of Bent's Fort
Bellevue, NE Old Army Press 1970 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback - 37 pp + photos. Tight copy. Wrappers have rubbing and slight corner wear. Clean interior. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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5 Robert V. Hine In the Shadow of Fremont, Edward Kern and the Art of American Exploration, 1845-1860
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1982 0806117354 / 9780806117355 2nd Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Formerly 'Edward Kern and American Expansion'". 180 pp. Crisp and bright copy with light wear and a little rubbing that shows on the blue dust jacket. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket has minor edgewear - rear top corner has 1/4" tear. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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6 Robert West Howard, Editor This is the West
New York, NY Rand McNally & Company 1957 1st Ed., 2nd. Ptg. Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Compilation by writers including Walter Prescott Webb, Ramon Adams, Stanley Vestal and Wayne Gard. 248 pp. Adams' Rampaging Herd #1079 & Six Guns and Saddle Leather #1051. EX-LIB copy from USAF Base library with usual but minimal library stamps, markings, etc. Rust-colored cloth boards have tape residue on top and bottom edges with some staining around each spot. Top front edge has some bubbling of the cloth. Corners are worn with a little fraying as are spine ends. Gilt print and design slightly dull. Page edges are slightly darkened and have spotting/staining. Interior clean. Dust jacket has bumping on corners. Spine ends have creasing and a little chipping, with bottom front hinge having a 1/4" closed tear. Rear panel shows rubbing on white background. Flap folds have some tape discoloration. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Roberts, Virginia Culin With Their Own Blood: A Saga of Southwestern Pioneers
Forth Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Texas Christian Univ Pr 1992 0875650902 / 9780875650906 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 286 pp. Crisp bright and tight copy with clean interior. Top page edge has very minor soiling. Dust jacket is bright and clean - in protective cover. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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8 Shafer, Nellie Wroe Orpha Nell: Remembrances of a Pioneer Woman
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.A. Center for Western Studies 1985 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author, Nellie Wroe Shafer, on last page with author information. Stapled paperback, 103pp. Crisp with clean interior. Very light wear/spotting. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Thomas J. Dimsdale The Vigilantes of Montana
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1956 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Being a Correct & Impartial Narrative of the Chase, Trial, Capture & Execution of Henry Plummer's Notorious Road Agent Band". #596, Adams' Six Guns and Saddle Leather. The Western Frontier Library Edition. 268 pp. Marble-looking boards are clean with red title block on spine and bright gilt print. Slight corner wear and spine base is bumped with a little wear. Also top of spine has light bumping. Book has slight right lean. Dust jacket has moderate creasing and chipping on spine ends, corners and hinges. Top of front hinge has 3/4" closed tear. Flap folds show rubbing and a little wear, and white of background on rear of jacket is rubbed with yellowing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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