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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 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 Field Artillery Fundamentals 1942 Edition
Fort Sill, OK Reproduction Plant, Field Artillery School 1942 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Noted "Book 30". Tight copy with clean interior. Red wraps have slight wear and curling on corners. Top spine end has light wear while bottom has loss of about 1/2". Front panel has some light rubbing/spotting and has price, 50 C on top right corner. Rear panel has a few creases. Wartime paper is tanned. Nice, sturdy copy. 
Price: 17.00 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 Chum-kon, Kim The Korean War 1950-1953
Seoul, Korea Kwangmyong Publishing Co., Ltd. 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Comprehensive account of Korean war by Korean scholar. Issued with both dust jacket and slipcase. 604 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy complete with attached green cloth book mark. Very light edgewear. Dust jacket is bright blue with pale blue print and map of Korea - has light edgewear and rubbing. Bottom edge of front panel has small creas and closed tear. Slip case is leather print tan paper covered cardboard and has very slight edgewear. Nice copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Coram, Robert American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Little Brown & Co 2007 0316758477 / 9780316758475 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Medal of Honor recipient Bud Day recounts his experiences through WWII, Korea and the Vietnam War as a POW at the Hanoi Hilton. 400 pp. Bright, crisp, clean and tight copy with light corner bumping. Dust jacket is also bright and clean with light creasing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Dippie, Brian, Editor The 100 Best Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell
Fort Worth, TX Amon Carter Museum 2008 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
High quality production in this well-illustrated look at Charles M. Russell's art-filled letters. Published by world renowned Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas. Includes reproduction of letter, with envelope, addressed to 'Young Boy' tucked inside pocket on rear board.Oversize format, 9-1/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 215 pp. Bright, crisp, clean and tight copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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7 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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8 Haecker, Charles M.;Mauck, Jeffrey G. On the Prairie of Palo Alto: Historical Archaeology of the U.S.-Mexican War Battlefield
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1997 089096758x / 9780890967584 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st. Ed., 1st Ptg. 227pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket in protective cover. Unread. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 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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10 Kehn, Donald M., Jr. A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS EDSALL
Minneapolis, MN Zenith Press 2008 076033353X / 9780760333532 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. 286 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread and new. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 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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12 Koppy, Martin Andrew Mendozas Fleet: A Story of Lost Love and Found Treasure
Fort Worth, TX Vonberg Books 1997 0578039737 / 9780578039732 First Edition Soft Cover Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Fort Worth military historian Koppy on title page with "with all my best wishes", "Fort Worth, TX ,16.2.2011". Fiction based on a true incident during the Second Nicaguaran Campaign, 1925-1930. New copy. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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13 Lawton, Manny Some Survived
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. Algonquin Books 1984 091269713x / 9780912697130 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
295 pp. Book has slight right lean and faint blue mark on fore edge. Else bright, clean and crisp unread book. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very light creasing on front flap. Nice copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 Leckie, Robert Helmet for My Pillow
Garden City, New York Nelson Doubleday, Inc. 1979 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Leckie's book is one on which the HBO series, 'The Pacific' is based. Book Club Edition 277 pp.Book has right lean and corner and spine end wear. Clean interior without marking. Page ends are slightly darkened with a little spotting. Dust jacket has been heavily tape repaired on spine and top of rear panel where 1-1/2" tear was taped. Spine has spotting and darkening. Chipping on bottom of spine edge. Corners have wear with chipping/tearing. White of dust jacket background shows some darkening at flap folds and some rubbing on rear panel and spotting on bottom edge of front panel. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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15 Mails, Thomas E.;Evehema, Dan Hotevilla: Hopi Shrine of the Covenant Microcosm of the World
New York, New York, U.S.A. Marlowe & Co 1996 1569248109 / 9781569248102 Trade Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Thomas E. Mails with an inscription to previous owner on front free end paper. Previous owner's name on title page. Else clean and crisp interior. Co-authored by Dan Evehema, Hopi Chief, who allowed Mails to record the Hopi history and and its prophecy. 577 pp. including Appendix. Forward page edge has a few faint smudges, and last few pages have edge wear. Wrapper is bright and colorful. Very nice signed copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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16 Mitchell, William; Stein, Allan T. From The Pilot Factory, 1942
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 2005 1585443875 / 9781585443871 First Edition, 1st Ptg. Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
World War II memoir of a pilot who trained at Texas air bases beginning in 1942. He flew a C-47 transport and dropped glider infantry into Normandy on D-Day, paratroops into Holland for Operation Market Garden and supplied the 101st Airborne during the Battle of the Bulge.195 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy - as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Taylor, Frederick Dresden: Tuesday, February 13, 1945
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Harpercollins 2004 0060006765 / 9780060006761 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
518 pp. + Acknowledgements. Tight and crisp copy with light edgewear and faint smudging on boards. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with light curling/creasing on edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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