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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 10 - Military & Other History

Catalog 10 - Military & Other 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 Anderton, David A. B-29 Superfortress at War
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Oversize format, 8-1/2"W X 11-3/4"H. 176 pp. Blue boards with bright gilt print on spine - light edgewear and very slight right lean. Clean interior. Dust jacket has full color photos which show a little aging. Price is intact. Corners and edges have some chipping/wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 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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4 Cave, Dorothy Beyond Courage: One Regiment Against Japan, 1941-1945
Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.A. Yucca Tree Pr 1992 0962294071 / 9780962294075 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page - signature only. 431 pp. Supplement laid in. Bright and crisp copy with light corner and spine end wear. Bottom page edge has faint, small smudge. Dust jacket has price intact. It is bright, bearing sticker, "Winner of the Prestigious N.M. Press Women's Zia Award 1994". Light corner and spine end chipping/wear. Slight fading on spine. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Frazier, Donald S. Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February 1863 - May 1863
Buffalo Gap, Texas, U.S.A. State House Press 2011 1933337443 / 9781933337449 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by McMurray professor, historian Donald Frazier, on half-title page. 615 pp. Bright, crisp, clean and tight copy - unread. With like dust jacket in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Havelaar, Marion;Hess, William N. The Ragged Irregulars of Bassingbourn: The 91st Bomb Group in World War II
Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Schiffer Pub Ltd 1995 0887408109 / 9780887408106 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed on decorative front free end paper by author, 'Marion H. Havelaar, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret), 91st BG, 401st Sq. 1944-45'. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Dust jacket is also bright and clean - has very minor edge creasing. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7 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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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 Kennard, Major Richard C., USMCR (ret.) Combat Letters Home
Bryn Mawr, PA Dorrance & Co., Inc. 1985 0805329878 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on front free end paper with inscription to a friend. Also laid in are publisher's book release info and a sticky note with author's note to same friend about book's publishing. Inside view of a Marine's experience in WWII. Book is bright, tight and clean with minor corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket has price intact and shows light edge wear. Light rubbing on flap folds and rear hinge area. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Mauldin, Bill Up Front
New York Henry Holt and Company 1945 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bill Mauldin, the GI's friend, created Willie and Joe and a few enemies among the command. Patton even asked him to knock it off, but Mauldin kept taking the dogfoot's side. A WWII classic, this is a 1st Edition, 2nd Printing copy. Tight and clean with yellowing of the wartime paper and very slight right lean. Dust jacket has price intact. Light sunning to the spine and light creasing and chipping. Small closed tear on rear panel, and some rubbing wear with worn through spots on flap folds. Still, bright cover with Willie and Joe "up front" and center. Mylar protected. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 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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12 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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13 Simmons, Edwin Howard Dog Company Six
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A. Naval Inst Press 2000 1557508984 / 9781557508980 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Gen. Simmons on title page. Crisp, bright, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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14 Simpson, Harold B. Brawling Brass: North and South
Hillsboro, Texas, U.S.A. Hill College Press 1990 0872440826 / 9780872440821 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
78 pp. Plus Album of Simpson Pictures. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with light edgewear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with a few small closed edgetears on top edge of dust jacket, and flap folds have very faint rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Weissinger, William Jacob Attention, Fool! (Kitoski! Bakaro!) A Crewman of the U.S. Houston Survives Its Sinking and Japanese Death Camps in Burma
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Eakin Press 1998 157168171x / 9781571681713 Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Texan Weissinger writes of his experiences as a crew member of the U.S.S. Houston and as prisoner of the Japanese during WWII. From the collection of a fellow Texan and WWII Navy vet, who stamped his name and address on the front free page. Book is tight, bright, crisp with clean interior. Dust jacket is also bright, crisp and clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Whiting, Charles Patton's Last Battle
Staplehurst, Kent, United Kingdom Spellmount Publishers Ltd 2002 1862271496 / 9781862271494 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
British reprint of respected WWII historian, Whiting's biography of Gen. Patton's last year. 311 pp. Bright, crisp and clean book, as is dust jacket which has slightest edge creasing. Very nice copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Wortman, Marc The Millionaires' Unit
New York, NY Public Affairs 2006 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled 'The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power'. 313 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean with light rubbing on forward page edge. Dust jacket has price intact and is bright and crisp with very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Wukovits, John American Commando: "Evans Carlson, His WWII Marine Raiders, and America's First Special Forces Mission
New York, NY NAL Caliber 2009 0451226925 / 9780451226921 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Wukovits with the inscription, "Enjoy the story of brave men!", on the half-title page. 337 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with front corner of front board bumped. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp, with a little creasing/bumping on edges. Very nice signed copy - appears unread. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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