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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 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 de laTeja, Jesus F. ;Ramos, Raul A. Tejano Leadership in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas
Texas A&M University Press 2009 1603441522 / 9781603441520 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by 7 contributors: de la Teja , also editor, on title page and Tijerina, Hardin, Wright, Resendez, Crisp and Salazar, each on his own chapter head. 252 pp. Fine copy, Please Note: book was issued without dust jacket. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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3 Dimmick, Gregg J., Editor; Wheat, John R., Translator General Vicente Filisola's Analysis of Jose Urrea's Military Diary: A Forgotten 1838 Publication By an Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 2007 0876112246 / 9780876112243 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
360 pp. Bright, crisp - still in shrink wrap. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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4 Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1999 0300076835 / 9780300076837 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Tight, bright and clean copy with clean interior with light wear. Dust jacket has slight corner and edgewear and a little rubbing on glossy finish. Nice copy - appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1999 0300076835 / 9780300076837 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Tight, bright and clean copy with clean interior with light wear. Dust jacket has slight corner and edge wear and rubbing on glossy finish. Nice copy - appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas
New Haven Yale University Press 1999 0300090935 / 9780300090932 3rd Printing Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight, bright and clean copy - appears unread. 493 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 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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8 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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9 James A. Michener Texas
New Haven, CT Random House 1985 0394541545 / 9780394541549 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Michener, the master of taking history and breathing life into it with a whopping good story tackles Texas history which is colorful and exciting to begin with. Typical of Michener, it is 1096 pages long. This copy is a first edition, 2nd printing. It is tight with light wear to boards. There is light soiling on page ends and shelf wear on bottom page ends. Clean interior. Dust jacket has creasing on edges and two small slits on front which do not go through to book board. Very nice copy. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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10 John Hoyt Williams Sam Houston, The Life and Times of the Liberator of Texas, an Authentic American Hero
New York, New York, U.S.A. Touchstone 1994 0671880713 / 9780671880712 1st Thus Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp and clean trade paperback with very light shelfwear. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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11 Katherine Hart Alphonse in Austin
Austin, Texas Encino Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Front board has decorative border around long title, "Alphonse in Austin, Being Excerpts from the Official letters written to the French Foreign Ministry by Alphonse Dubois De Saligny Charge' D'Affaires of the Kingdom of France to the Republic of Texas with Divers Notes Concerning the Pig War". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 56 pp. Clean, tight and bright copy with minor edgewear. No dust jacket. 
Price: 33.50 USD
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12 Kelsey, Mavis Parrott; Gross, Charles J.; Hutchison, Robin Brandt Engraved Prints Of Texas, 1554-1900
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 2005 1585442704 / 9781585442706 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Early Texas history from published engravings. Oversize format - 9"W X 11 1/4"H. 478 pp. Green cloth boards. Bright, clean, crisp and tight copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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13 Kerr, R. Juan Seguin Hero of Texas
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Eakin Pr 1985 089015502X / 9780890155028 First Edition Pictorial Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Rita Kerr offers a children's biography of another Texas hero, with a town named for him, Juan Seguin. 54 pp. Bright, crips copy - unread. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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14 Lewis Nordyke The Truth About Texas, An Informal History
New York, New York, U.S.A. Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1957 First Edition, 1st Ptg. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page. 276 pp. Clean copy with slight right lean. Bumping on spine ends and minor bumping to corners. Small area on front hinge shows minor wear. Top page edge has small area bumped. Dust jacket has creasing on edges and several closed tears along bottom edge. Chipping on corners and spine ends. Top front hinge has closed 3/4" tear and upper right front corner has 1/2" closed tear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 MacDonald, L. Lloyd Tejanos in the 1835 Texas Revolution -- SIGNED
Gretna, LA Pelican Pub Co Inc 2010 1589806387 / 9781589806382 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Author signed on title page, "This copy is for the recipient. Best Wishes, L. Lloyd MacDonald, 7-31-10". Book uses photos of MacDonald's own fine leatherwork as illustrations. 365 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and bright copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Marquis James The Raven
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1989 1st Paperback Edition Thus Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Among A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas - Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Texas hero, Sam Houston with introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Trade paperback is crisp and tight. Previous owner's name on ffep - else interior clean. Slight shelfwear and light soiling on page ends. 489 pp. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 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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18 Ornish, Natalie Ehrenberg: Goliad Survivor, Old West Explorer
Dallas, Texas Texas Heritage Press 1997 0962075515 / 9780962075513 First Edition Pictorial Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Bright photographic boards without dust jacket, as issued. 403 pp. Tight and clean copy. Boards who slight wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Ornish, Natalie Ehrenberg: Goliad Survivor, Old West Explorer
Dallas, Texas Texas Heritage Press 1997 0962075515 / 9780962075513 First Edition Pictorial Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Bright photographic boards without dust jacket, as issued. 403 pp. Tight and clean copy. Boards who slight rubbine wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 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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