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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 Abner Doubleday My Life in the Old Army, The Reminiscences of Abner Doubleday
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 1998 0875651852 / 9780875651859 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book, in dust jacket, is still in original shrink-wrap. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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2 Alec Thackeray You'll Need a Guardian Angel
New York W. W. Norton 1979 0393012743 / 9780393012743 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket, " A true story of heroism and survival in World WarII". 1st Edn., 1st Ptg. Clean and crisp copy. Ink stamp, "MD" on bottom page ends. Dust jacket has price intact. With light edgewear and adhesive residue on lower front. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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3 Allen G. Kirtley The Sea Angel
Lewisville, TX My-Angel Press 1995 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
64 pp + Epilogue & Photos. Personal narrative. Trade paperback is inscribed. by author on Author's Note page. Previous owner's bookplate on reverse of front wrap. Slight edgewear with light creasing on front hinge and a little curl to front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Atkinson, Tex From The Cockpit: Coming Of Age In The Korean War
Houston, Texas, U.S.A. John m Hardy Pub Co 2004 0971766746 / 9780971766747 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Atkinson on half-title page, this is his story - a small town Texas boy's experiences as a Navy aviator in the Korean War. He's definitely a member of the Greatest Generation. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 223 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy, as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. American
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press 1991 0874747422 / 9780874747423 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography by the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen, famous for their flying skills and their trials in the U.S. military in the '40s. He retired as a three-star general. With a foreword by L. Douglas Wilder. Tight and crisp copy with very light wear to boards and very faint smudging on bottom page ends. Else clean inside and out. Dust jacket has slight corner bumping and top spine has some creasing. Creasing along edges of back cover with a little chipping on bottom. Red of spine has faded somewhat. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Bernard Mayo, Editor Jefferson Himself, The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American
Charlottesville, VA University Press of Virginia 1995 0813902843 / 9780813902845 2nd Ed. 9th Ptg. Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
384 pp. Trade paperback. Crisp, bright and clean copy - appears unread. Light corner and rubbing wear. Front wrap has very slight curling. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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7 Bert Almon This Stubborn Self, Texas Autobiographies
Fort Worth, TX Texas Christian University Press 2002 0875652662 / 9780875652665 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg."How Being Texan Has Shaped Their Stories" - Texas writers. Bright and crisp - unread. 419 pp. Dust jacket has light rubbing. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 C. S Crawford The Four Deuces, A Korean War Story
Novato, CA Presidio Press 1989 0891413480 / 9780891413486 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Memoir of a U.S. Marine's service in the Korean War. 1st Ed., 1st Ptd. 288 pp. Clean and crisp copy with minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Page ends have very faint soiling, but interior is clean. Dust jacket has light creasing and chipping on edges, especially spine ends and corners. Front flap has original price intact and a sale sticker. Sale sticker is also on rear of dust jacket which is a little discolored and shows rubbing on flap fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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9 Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander
Short Hills, NJ Burford Books 1999 1580800386 / 9781580800389 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the cover: "The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II - From the Battle of the Bulge to the Crossing of the Rhine". Trade paperback is clean and bright. A slight lean to right and light reading wear. Nice paperback copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander
Washington, D.C. Infantry Journal Press 1947 First Edition Cloth Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Classic account of battle written by commander of a platoon during the Battle of the Bulge. MacDonald would go on to write other authoritative works - a highly-respected military historian. Hard to find First Edition, so stated. Tan boards with blue design and print - front board has respresentation of a CIB (Combat Infantryman's Badge) and print on spine is bright. Corners and spine ends show bumping and previous owner's name is on front pasted down paper. Boards have soiling and marking. Front hinge is beginning to loosen. No jacket. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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11 Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander
Washington, D.C. Infantry Journal Press 1947 First Edition Cloth Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Classic account of battle written by commander of a platoon during the Battle of the Bulge. MacDonald would go on to write other authoritative works - a highly-respected military historian. Hard to find First Edition, so stated. Tan boards with blue design and print - front board has representation of a CIB (Combat Infantryman's Badge) and print on spine is bright, but there is a stain which has darkened the lower 1 3/4 in. of spine and onto about 1" of front bottom edge. Also shows faintly on bottom edge of back board. There are a couple of other faint spots on the back of spine. Edges show a little darkening and inside cloth edges have a little foxing. There is a gift inscription on front free end paper and an ink number and mark. Else clean interior. Page ends have some foxing. No jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander
Washington, D.C. Infantry Journal Press 1947 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Classic account of battle written by commander of a platoon during the Battle of the Bulge. MacDonald would go on to write other authoritative works - a highly-respected military historian. Hard to find First Edition, so stated. Tan boards with blue design and print - front board has respresentation of a CIB (Combat Infantryman's Badge). Very slight wear to boards and there is a light smudge on front and a little rubbed spot on back. Spine is slightly darkened. Front hinge is beginning to loosen. No jacket. Very nice copy of military classic. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Chuck Carlock Firebirds
Arlington, Tx Summit Publishing 1995 1565301978 / 9781565301979 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Clean, crisp and bright copy which appears unread. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with faint rubbing on white background of back. Very nice copy. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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14 Chuck Carlock Firebirds
Arlington, Tx Summit Publishing 1995 1565301978 / 9781565301979 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page.1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Clean, crisp and bright copy with very minor edgewear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with faint rubbing on white background of back. Very nice copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Clark Clifford with Richard Holbrooke Counsel to the President, A Memoir
New York, NY Random House 1991 0394569954 / 9780394569956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. 709 pp. Crisp and bright copy with minor edgewear and light spotting on page edges. Inscribed in red ink on front free end paper by someone named Clark: "Chappy Channukah to ___. Stay off the wacky tobacky." Dust jacket is bright with light rubing and minor edgewear. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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16 Collins, Lawrence D. The 56th Evac Hospital, Letters of a WWII Army Doctor
Denton, TX University of North Texas Press 1995 0929398831 / 9780929398839 First Edition Hard Cover New New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Doctors from Baylor Medical College manned the 56 Evac - North Africa and the Italian Campaign, Anzio. New in shrinkwrap. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 Cross, George Lynn The University of Oklahoma and World War II: A Personal Account, 1941-1946
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Cross, president of the University of Oklahoma during the last part of WWII until 1968, recounts how OU met the challenge of booming growth at the end of the war when veterans returned home to use the GI Bill for their educations. 298 pp. including index. Bright and crisp copy with light edgewear. Front pasted down paper has scuffing apparently where bookplate was removed. Dust jacket has light creasing and wear. Bright red and blue of dust jacket shows light rubbing. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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18 Davis, Billy; Skidmore, Richard S. The Civil War Journal of Billy Davis: From Hopewell, Indiana to Prot Republic, Virginia
Greencastle, IN Nugget Pub 1989 0962329207 / 9780962329203 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Large format trade paperback - 8 1/2"W X 11"H - 179 pp. Inscribed by Skidmore on front free end paper. Tight copy with previous owner's bookplate on revers of front panel. Light edge and rubbing wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Denis Johnston Nine Rivers from Jordan
Boston Little Brown and Company 1955 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book has bumping and rubbing on light boards and has slight right roll. Front free end paper has "whiteout" spot on top corner, else interior is clean. Pages have yellowed. Dust jacket is now in protective cover and has significant chipping, tearing and creasing. Missing several chips and 1 1/2" portion at bottom of spine and 1/2" deep across top of spine which is darkened. Also a piece 1"X1/2" missing from top of back hinge at spine. White portions of jacket are rubbed and yellowed. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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20 Denzil D. Garrison Remembrances of a Redleg
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Heritage Association 2003 1885596316 / 9781885596314 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Story of a Korean War Artilleryman of the 45th Thunderbird Division". 223 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor spine end wear. Appears unread. Dust jacket is bright and crisp. Very nice copy. 
Price: 57.50 USD
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