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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 9 Military & Other History

Catalog 9 Military & Other History

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1 Thud! The USAF F-105 Thunderchief
Fairchild Hiller Corporation Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Camouflage boards on this square quarto, 11-3/4" X 11-3/4", unpaginated. Many illustrations, both color and b&w. Parchment paper used for map of southeast Asia in red and for song, 'The Red River Valley'. Edges have some rubbing and a little chipping wear, and rear board shows a slight bit of rubbing. Top page edges have damp stain extending into margin extending 1/4" across some pages and last page has damp stain on both sides about 3". Sturdy and usable copy of scarce book. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 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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3 Arnold, Thomas D.D. History of Rome, Three Volumes in Two
Philadelphia D. Appleton & Co. 1846 Reprint Hard Cover Good/Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
2 Volumes, Complete Set. Vol I, 536 pp. Vol II,509 pp. Debossed cloth boards show light rubbing - bright gilt design on front board of each volumes. Forward edge of front board, Vol. 2, has small dent. Gilt title and design on spine are a little rubbed. Both volumes have been repaired, Vol. 2 having the spine piece re-glued and showing the beginning of separation at lower portion of front hinge. Corners have some chipping/bumping, as do spine ends and hinges to some extent. Previous owner's name written in old-fashioned script on front free end paper of both volumes which also have slight soiling/spotting. Extensive foxing on most pages with a little foxing on page edges. Top page edges also have some soiling and darkening. Both volumes are intact and sturdy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Bergamini, David Japan's Imperial Conspiracy: How Emperor Hirohito Led Japan Into War Against the West
New York, New York, U.S.A. William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Tight, crisp and bright copy. Very light edgewear and there is a stain near the hinge of top page ends. Else clean inside and out. White background of dustjacket shows light rubbing and has slight creasing on spine ends and corners. Very nice copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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5 Charles, H. Robert Last Man Out
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Eakin Press 1999 0890156476 / 9780890156476 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed to previous owner by author on half-title page. Bright, crisp and tight copy with clean interior. Dust jacket is also bright, crisp and clean. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt European Land Battles (Vol. 1 1939-1943)(Vol. II 1944-1945)
New York Franklin Watts, Inc. 1962 No Stated Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Two volume set, books have a little corner and spine edge bumping on pictorial boards. Previous owner's name and address on ffep of both volumes. - otherwise clean and crisp. Nice set. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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7 Goldstein, Donald M. The Pacific War Papers: Japanese Documents of World War II
Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A. Potomac Books Inc 2005 1574886320 / 9781574886320 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by co-author, Goldstein, on title page with inscription, "This is the first full history. All the best". Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy, as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 Guerney, Gene, Major, USAF Journey of the Giants
New York Coward-McCann, Inc. 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Story of the B-29 in World War II and the heroism and achievement of the men who flew the "Superfortress"which delivered the payload to bring the war in the Pacific to an end, the atomic bomb. 280 pp. Tight copy with damp stain which goes from the dust jacket's bottom edge onto the book and onto bottom edge of the first few and last 30 pages. Does not impact text block. Dust jacket is not price clipped, but has a little rubbing on the front edge. Mylar protected. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Kitzmiller, John M. In Search of the "Forlorn Hope": A Comprehensive Guide to Locating British Regiments and Their Records (1640-WWI) 2 Vols. Plus Supplement
Salt Lake City, UT Manuscript Pub. Foundation 1988 0961926031 / 9780961926038 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine/Near Fine Near Fine/Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
2 Volume set - both volumes are bright and crisp with light corner and spine bumping. Dust jackets are brigt, clean and crisp with minor edgewear. Vol. I &. Vol. II have 1,583 pp. total. Very nice set. Includes over-size, 8-1/2"W X 11"H, soft cover supplemental - tight and clean. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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10 Lottman, Herbert R The Fall of Paris June 1940
New York Harper Collins Publishers 1992 0060165200 / 9780060165208 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
With a focus on the people of Paris, author Lottman, fills in the last few weeks before it fell to the Nazis. Book is near fine with only flaw being previous owner's name label which has been marked out with black ink. Pictorial dust jacket shows German Army marching down the Champs Elysee' with the Arc de Triomphe as a backdrop and is without noticeable flaw. Mylar protected. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Marlantes, Karl Matterhorn (SIGNED)
New York, New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2010 080211928X / 9780802119285 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Reviewed as 'authentic, moving and intense'. Mark Bowden, author of 'Black Hawk Down', called it 'the first great novel about Vietnam...probably won't be surpassed.' This is a first edition, first printing and is signed by Marlantes on title page and dated 5 May 10. 598 pp. + Acknowledgments. Bright, crisp, clean and tight copy in like dust jacket, now in protective cover. Unread. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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12 Simpson, Harold B The Marshall Guards: Company E, First Texas Infantry
Marshall, TX Port Caddo Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Simpson signed on page with this book's number, 55 of limited edition of 100. Published in cooperation with the Harrison County Historical Society, Marshall, Texas. 26 pp. Gray cloth boards with bright blue print. Tight and clean copy with minor edgewear. No dust jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13 Simpson, James P. And Leavenworth, Geoffrey Flak Bait: Eight Decades Dodging Flak as a Bombardier, FBI Agent, Trial Lawyer, and Texas Maverick
Waco, TX Eakin Press 2007 1934645214 / 9781934645215 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed, 'Jim Simpson' on front free end paper. Bright, crisp and clean with black boards. Front board has some tiny white spots, and bottom edge is a little bowed. Rear board has barely discernible indention. Dust jacket has light chipping/edge wear. Front panel has waviness from dampness and inside of dust jacket shows stains. Still, photo is crisp with little effect from dampness. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Whelan, Richard Robert Capa, A Biography
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1985 0394524888 / 9780394524887 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stated first edition of biography of prominent Life photographer noted for his WWII combat photos. Crisp, tight and bright copy with very light wear and a few small, faint smudges on top page ends. Interior clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is crisp and bright slight edgewear and a little rubbing on spine and back cover. Nice copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Zaffiri, Samuel Westmoreland: A Biography of General Willian C. Westmoreland
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. William Morrow & Co 1994 0688111793 / 9780688111793 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author, Zaffiri with personal inscription. 502 pp. Square and solid copy with clean interior. Light edgewear on boards, and very light spotting on forward page edge. Dust jacket is bright and crisp and has price intact. Very light edgewear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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