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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!

Customer Catalog Military History #1

Customer Catalog Military History #1

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1 Ambrose, Stephen E. The Supreme Commander: The War Years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1970 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight copy with light edgewear and clean interior. 732 pp. Dust jacket has light creasing and rubbing. Small snag on top front edge near corner and a little creasing on edges. Light corner wear with light spine end chipping at hinges. Light background is slightly darkened. Book Club Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Astor, Gerald Terrible Terry Allen
New York Presidio/Ballantine 2003 0891417605 / 9780891417606 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of U.S. Army General 1st Division (Big Red One) Gen.Terry Allen, WWII. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 374 pp. Book and dust jacket are both bright, clean and crisp. Appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 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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4 Blount, R. E. 'Peppy' We Band of Brothers
Austin, TX Eakin Press 1984 0890154430 / 9780890154434 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Classic personal account of a young pilot in the war in the Pacific. Blount played football at UT, served as a Texas legislature and as a judge in Gregg County, Texas. Book is tight and crisp with slight right lean. Bottom corner edge has light marking. Clean and bright interior. Dust jacket has price intact with light corner and edge wear/creasing. White background of rear panel shows light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Breger, Dave The Original "GI Joe" ("Private Breger")
Garden City, New York Blue Ribbon Books 1945 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"From the Pages of 'Yank' and 'Stars and Stripes'" Clean, tight and funny. Slight edge and corner wear. Previous owner's bookplate on front pasted down paper. Dust jacket has chipping and tearing along edges with losses along spine and front top and bottom. Back of jacket has a closed rip in middle of cover. Now in protective cover. Bit of WWII humor and history. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Eisenhower, Dwight David, et al Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, 13 Volumes
Baltimore, MD John Hopkins University Press First Editions Hard Cover All Vols. Fine/Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
13 volumes, I through XIII, all bright and clean. Published dates between 1970 and 1989. Volumes I through V are Second Printings with red dot on bottom page ends. All other volumes are First Printings. Vols VI through XI have variation in the brighness of gilt in titles and graphics on spines - probably due to manufacturing variant, since all volumes are clean, crisp and appear unread. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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7 Grady McWhiney; Judith Lee Hallock Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat, Volume I and Volume II
Tuscaloosa, AL University of Alabama Press 1991 1st Ed. Thus; 1st Ed. Hard Cover Fine/Fine Fine/Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Two Volume Set. Volume I is reprint of Grady McWhiney's 1969 edition with new preface and new maps. Volume II is first edition, thesis of student of Grady McWhiney. Both volumes are bright, crisp and clean with fine dustjackets. Unread. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 Irving, David The German Atomic Bomb: The History of Nuclear Research in Nazi Germany
New York, NY Simon & Schuster 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 329 pp. Tight copy with slight corner and spine end wear. Light page edge spotting/soiling. Previous owner's name and date on front pasted down paper. Dust jacket is bright with minor chipping on corners and spine ends. Spine is a little faded. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 Jette, Eleanor Inside Box 1663
Los Alamos, New Mexico Los Alamos Historical Society 1992 0941232026 / 9780941232029 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Personal narrative of life in Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project, developing the atomic bomb to end the WWII. 132 pp. + Index. Trade paperback has slight right lean yet tight. Wrap shows light rubbing and a little curling on bottom front corner. Rear wrap has original price label. Title page has "Received" stamp with date and name on it. Else clean and bright interior. First few pages have crease. Nice copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 John Scott Stone Iron Bottom Bay
Pharr, TX Stone Enterprises 1985 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
384 pp. Tight and clean copy. Black boards show very slight rubbing and a small scuff mark, one on the front board, and another very small one on the rear board. Dust jacket has light corner and edgewear, especially on spine top. Front top edge has 1/2" closed tear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Mark Clark From the Danube to the Yalu
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
General Mark Clark, commander of the 15th Army Group in Italy during WWII, speaks candidly of his experience as former Commander-in-Chief in the Far East. Book is tight with some age yellowing to page ends - only visible flaw. Dust jacket shows some rubbing but has minimal other wear. Very nice copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Miles, Nelson A. Nelson A. Miles: A Documentary Biography of His Military Career, 1861-1903
Spokane, Washington, U.S.A. Arthur H Clark 1986 0870621599 / 9780870621598 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
327 pp. Blue boards with bright gilt print on spine. Front pasted down paper has previous owner's bookplate and notation in pencil "A past president of the Houston CWRT". Clean and crisp interior. Dust jacket has minimal wear. Spine has light faint red rubbing. Else bright and clean - now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Ronald Lewin Churchill as Warlord
New York Stein and Day 1973 0812815602 / 9780812815603 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of Churchill as war leader. During WWI Churchill served in the Admiralty and as Prime Minister during WWII, carving history with his words and actions. Book has slight shelfwear and an erasure on front end page. Pictorial dust jacket is bright and crisp with as little shelfwear as the book..almost none. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Sides, Hampton Ghost Soldiers, The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission
New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday & Co., Inc. 2001 0385495641 / 9780385495646 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Sides on title page. 1st Ed., 13th Ptg. Book is bright, crisp, clean and tight. Dust jacket is bright with picture of 7th Ranger Battalion. Very nice copy of little known rescue of American POW's in Japanese concentration camp of horrors, Cabanatuan. Unread. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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15 Simpson, Harold B., Editor Texas in the War 1861-1865
Hillsboro, TX Hill Junior College Press 1984 0912172290 / 9780912172293 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 3rd Ptg. 246 pp. Burgandy boards with bright gilt title on spine. Bright, tight, crisp and clean copy with very light wear. Dust jacket is bright with price intact. Top edge has light creasing with an instance or two of tiny tears. Flap folds show light rubbing - else clean and crisp. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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16 War Department Infantry Drill Regulations United States Army 1911: With Text Correction To Feb. 12, 1917
New York, New York Military Publishing Co. 1917 Cloth Very Good No Dust Jacket 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Small format, 4-1/2"W X 5-3/4"H. 246 pp. Tight copy - Navy blue cloth boards with bright gilt print in title. Spine and forward edge of top board has light spotting probably from insect damage. Previous owner's name and date, June 2, 1917, on front free end paper. Clean text block. Tanned paper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Woodcock, Teedie Cowie Behind the Sawali: Santo Tomas in Cartoons, 1942-1945
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A. Cenografix 2000 0966286030 / 9780966286038 1st Edition Trade Paperback Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Cartoons drawn by Tweedie Cowie Woodcock, just a teenager, during her POW imprisonment by the Japanese in the Philippines. Grim humor of POW life. 176 pp. Small quarto size, 7"W X 10"H. Bright, crisp and clean trade paperback. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Wright, Derrick Battle for Iwo Jima, 1945
United Kingdom Sutton Pub Ltd 2000 0750921676 / 9780750921671 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
215 pp. Bright and clean copy with very slight right lean. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp with slight edge creasing and wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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