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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!

Catalog 2 - Military History

Catalog 2 - Military History

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1 A Manual for Courts-Martial U.S. Army 1928
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office 1943 First Thus Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Revised in the Office of The Judge Advocate General of the Army and published by direction of The President: Effective April 1, 1928: Corrected to April 20, 1943", information on title page. This copy was the property of an Army Air Corps legal officer. It is intact with a little loosening of hinge and corner and spine end bumping and wear. Boards are khaki-colored with rubbing and previous owner's name and rank on front cover in ink and stamped on rear board.Interior has taped in memos and notations: "Accused' Rights As to Testifying"and "Explanation of Plea of Guilty" on front end papers. Front free end paper, under a taped in legal memo, is the previous owner's name and rank in ink followed by his different locations in WWII. First two places in England, 1943 and Jan. 1944, then Normandy, 25 July 1944, and then two other French locations through 26 Sept. 1944. Inside is a memo to "All Staff Judge Advocates, ETOUSA, Subject: Death Penalty" signed by Theo. F Cangelosi, Capt. JAGD for the Assistant Judge Advocate General. There are margin notations and markings and text underlining throughout. A JAG officer's working resource and an unusual collectible piece of WWII. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II
London Random House Group 2001 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good++ Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Crisp and bright oversized book. Pictorial boards have slight bumping on corners and spine ends. Very faint spot on front end pages. Else, fine copy. Dust jacket has very night wear at corners and spine ends. It is bright and crisp and is not price-clipped. Now in protective cover. Very nice copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Anderson, Charles G. Buddy: World War II POW #1831 a Story of Courage and Patriotism T/Sgt. Jesse Connor Buddy Hart
LoneStar Abilene Pub. in cooperation with Windmill City Publishers 2004 0974972525 / 9780974972527 First Edition Pictorial Cover Fine No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Signed by author, Abilene, TX, native Charles Anderson, on half title page. Large format, 8 3/4"W X 11 1/4"H. 214 pp. Stars and Stripes decorate boards with Buddy Hart's picture in uniform on front board. Story of an unsung American hero - one of thousands. Let us not forget a one of them. Bright, crisp, clean and tight copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 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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5 Goldstein, Donald M.;Dillon, Katherine V. The Williwaw War: The Arkansas National Guard in the Aleutians in World War II
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A. Univ of Arkansas Pr 1992 1557282420 / 9781557282422 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author, Goldstein on title page. 416 pp. Bright, crisp, clean and tight copy with like dust jacket. Unread and new. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 Holmes, Linda Goetz Unjust Enrichment: American POWs Under the Rising Sun
Old Sayrbook, CT Konecky & Konecky 2001 156852675x / 9781568526751 2nd Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on front free end paper. 1st Ptg. of Revised Edition. 202 pp. Bright, clean, tight and crisp copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 King, Otis H. Alamo of the Pacific
Fort Worth, TX Branch-Smith, Inc. 1999 0967495601 / 9780967495606 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on front free end paper with this ink inscription, dated 25 Oct 99 : "For _____ - The Book was written to keep alive the forgotten warriors of the war in the Pacific - the Battling B------ds of Bataan - Otis H. King". Clean, bright, crisp and tight copy with very slight right lean. Dust jacket is also bright, crisp and clean. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Massaro, Joseph M. Distinctive Insignia of the U.S. Army Air Forces 1924-1947
Austin, Texas International Publishing Co. 1987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very slight wear. No front free end paper. Supplement laid in. Oversize format, 7-1/4"W X 10-1/4"H. 158 pp. Dust jacket shows rubbing, and bright colors have rubbed off a little - probably in the printing process. Very light edgewear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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9 Megellas, James All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe
Novato, California, U.S.A. Presidio Press 2003 0891417842 / 9780891417842 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Personal account of a partrooper in the 504th from Anzio all the way to Berlin. Signed by author on title page and inscribed to a graduate of the Air Force Academy and a pilot. 309 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with light corner bumping. Dust jacket is crisp and bright with slight edgewear. Very nice signed copy. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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10 Neville, Drew Jack's 45th
Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma Heritage Association 2008 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
One man's journey from Oklahoma through WWII with the famed OK 45th Div. Thunderbirds. His family's experience while he is gone. Oklahoma history. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 416 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy - as is dust jacket. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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11 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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12 Swope, Robert Jr. Tall Dogs & Hellcats: A History of Air Group Two
New Hope, VA Heritage Trails 2002 0936441038 / 9780936441030 First Edition Pictorial Cover Fine No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Swope on title page. "Using Nearly 300 Previously Unpublished Photographs" by John Marshall Riddle who served on both Hornet and Shangri-La in Air Group Two. Oversize format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 248 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Unread. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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13 Worthington, Josiah Wistar; Lipe, Frances Worthington, Editor Hell and Beyond: A Diary of War and Captivity
Frances Worthington Lipe 2007 0615132391 / 9780615132396 First Edition Pictorial Cover Fine No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
2nd Ptg. Bright and crisp, unread book with Japanese POW map folded and inserted. Both map and dedication page are signed by Frances Worthington Lipe, editor of Josiah Wistar Worthington's diary and his daughter. His diary was in the form of letters to his family and reveal his optimism in spite of the horrors of the POW camps operated by the Japanese. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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