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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 Best Remudas

Price: 39.95 USD
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2 Buzz Aldrin and Malcolm McConnell Men from Earth
New York Bantam Books 1989 0-553-05374-4 / 9780553053746 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From dust jacket: "On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Here he relives the dramatic human story of Project Apollo." Clean and tight copy with slight wear to corners and edges. An instance or two of page creasing/wrinkling. Dust jacket has price intact. Light wear to edges. Laminate is crinkled. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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3 Castaneda, Carlos E. The Mexican Side of the Texan Revolution
Washington, D.C. Documentary Publications 1971 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight, clean and crisp copy with black cloth boards - limited edition of 500. This copy not numbered. Title on spine somewhat 391 pp. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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4 Chris Mead Bird Migration
New York Facts on File 1983 0871966948 / 9780871966940 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight and bright EX-LIB copy with usual library stamps, markings. Card pocket & corner clip on ffep. Remainder mark on bottom page ends. Dust jacket has index numbers on spin. In library mylar cover glued to inside boards. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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5 David Attenborough Life on Earth
Boston Little Brown and Company 1979 0316057452 / 9780316057455 1st American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean and bright copy with minimum wear. Slight fading to light blue cloth boards at edges. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with slight edgewear and folds show a little. Nice copy. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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6 Harold J. Laski The American Presidency, An Interpretation
New York, NY Harper & Brothers 1940 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8 1/2 X 11 
Written by professor of political science at London University. Tight copy of stated first edition. Owner's name on fpdp. Beige cloth boards show some bumping at corners and top of spine. Title label on spine is darkened and a small area at corner of label has come loose. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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7 J. L. Wade What You Should Know About the Purple Martin
Griggsville J. L. Wade 1993 19th Printing Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
They dine on mosquitoes - no wonder purple martins are "America's Most Wanted Bird", as claimed on the cover of this book. History of the bird and how to attract them, etc. Book has light wear; a gift inscription on title page; owner's address label on back cover; and an instance or two of underlining and/or writing in margin. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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8 James J. Kilpatrick The Foxes' Union
McLean, VA EPM Publications, Inc. 1977 0914440187 / 9780914440185 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Jeff McNally 
Subtitled, "And Other Stretchers, Tall Tales and Discursive Reminiscences of Happy years in Scrabble, Virginia". Humorous commentary on life in Scrabble, Virginia, by author who was acclaimed for his political commentary. Witty illustrations by "Shoe" cartoonist, Jeff McNelly. Bright and crisp copy with previous owner's name on ffep. There is a paper clip impression on ffep and half title page -- otherwise crisp and clean. Dust jacket has slight chipping/tearing on edges and spine ends. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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9 Joe Van Wormer The World of the Black Bear
Philadelphia Living World Books, J. B. Lippincott 1966 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Many photographs illustrate this volume which follows the black bear through a full year. Crisp and clean copy without interior markings. Small scuffed area on bottom of rpdp. Dust jacket has some rubbing and minor wer on spine and edges. Nice copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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10 John Reader Man on Earth
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1988 029275101X / 9780292751019 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
EX-LIB with minimal library markings and stamps. Card pocket on ffep. Index number taped to spin of dust jacket that has some creasing along top edges and some corner bumping. Book is tight and crisp with slight discoloration on page edges. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Joseph P. Lash Roosevelt and Churchill 1939-1941
New York W. W. Norton 1976 0393055949 / 9780393055948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Sub-titled, "The Partnership That Saved the West". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 528 pp. Crisp and bright copy with red cloth boards showing slight edge wear. One very small spot on front board and minor soiling on bottom page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket has light edge and corner wear. Light rubbing and inside folds have a little creasing. Price intact. Very nict copy. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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12 Leonard Mosley On Borrowed Time, How World War II Began
New York Random House 1969 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
509 pp. Clean copy - black cloth boards have minor wear. Pages are a little yellowed and page edges are darkened somewhat. Dust jacket has creasing, rubbing and chipping along spine, edges and corners. Dark background shows some rubbing, especially on flap folds and hinges. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13 Sides, Hampton Blood and Thunder : An Epic of the American West
New York, NY Doubleday & Co., Inc. 2006 0385507771 / 9780385507776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Author has signed on title page. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 460 pp. + art credits. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Unread. Dust jacket is crisp - top front edge has very faint damp stain. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Snyder, Joe Para(Graph) Trooper for MacArthur: From the Horse Cavalry to the Uss Missouri
Leawood, Kansas, U.S.A. Leathers Pub 1997 1890622141 / 9781890622145 First Edition, 1st Ptg. Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Inscriped by the author on half-title page - "Hope you enjoy this bit of history". 229 pp. Both book and dust jacket are crisp, bright and clean. Unread. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Studs Terkel The Good War, an Oral History of World War Two
New York Pantheon 1984 0394531035 / 9780394531038 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB copy with usual library markings, stamps and card pocket on ffep. Book is tight and appears uncirculated. Dust jacket is in library mylar cover attached to boards of book. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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16 Ted Morgan Maugham, A Biography
New York, NY Simon & Schuster 1980 0671240773 / 9780671240776 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB copy. Card pocket on ffep and index # on spine only - few library stamps or markings. Crisp, clean and tight copy appears unread. Dust jacket shows slight edgewear but is bright -- lightly taped to boards. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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17 Tom Lea The Hands of Cantu
Boston Little Brown and Company 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Tom Lea Signed by Author, Illustrator
first edition by legendary Texas author-artist Tom Lea, signed by him on half-title page. His illustrations adorn the text of his story of Senor Cantu and Ibarra horses. Clean copy with light corner and spine end wear. Moves slightly at front hinge. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has light wear on edges with a few small, closed tears. Faint red circle on top right corner of front panel. White of spine and rear panel shows minor smudging/rubbing. Elegant story and breathtaking artwork. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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18 William Gibson and Bruce Sterling The Difference Engine
New York Bantam Books 1991 First Edition Half-Leather Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight bright and crisp copy. Label residue on ffep and slight soiling/spotting to page ends. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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