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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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History - English History

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1 A. J. Sherman Mandate Days, British Lives in Palestine 1918-1948
New York Thames and Hudson 1998 0500251169 / 9780500251164 1st American Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB copy with usual library stamps, markings, etc. Dust jacket is in library mylar taped to boards with index number on spine. Crisp, bright copy appears unread. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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2 A. L. Rowse The Churchills: The Story of a Family
New York, NY Harper & Row 1966 1st U.S. Ed., Stated Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Abridgement of "The Early Churchills" and "The Churchills". 577 pp. Tight copy with light wear and clean interior. Page edges are a little tanned. Dust jacket is bright with light edgewear and creasing. Slight rubbing on spine and white of rear panel. Nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Abbot, Wilbur Cortez A Bibliography of Oliver Cromwell
New York, New York, U.S.A. Kraus Reprint Co. 1969 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of 1929 Edition from Harvard University Press. 551 pp. Tight copy with clean interior. Minor edgewear and very faint shelf soiling on bottom page edge. No dust jacket. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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4 Antonia Fraser Cromwell The Lord Protector
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1973 0394470346 / 9780394470344 2nd Printing Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
By noted British historian and biographer. 774 pp. Crisp and clean copy with light wear and rubbing to dark red cloth boards. No dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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5 Antonia Fraser, Editor The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1975 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Noted historian Antonia Fraser gives the biographies of the rulers of England from the Normans (William the Conqueror) to the Windsors (Queen Elizabeth !!). Well illustrated. Book is clean and crisp with slight bumping to corners. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very slight chipping and edgewear with a small tear on bottom edge of spine at back hinge. Very pretty book. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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6 Barthorp, Michael War on the Nile: Britain, Egypt and the Sudan 1882-1898
New York, New York, U.S.A. Sterling Pub Co Inc 1986 0713718587 / 9780713718584 First Edition Thus Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
190 pp. Large octavo, 7 1/2"W X 9 1/4"H - Trade paperback is tight and clean with minor rubbing & creasing on wraps. Light corner and edge wear. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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7 Bernard Stubbs The Navy at War
London Faber & Faber 1940 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Look at pre-WWII British navy. 280 pp. Green boards show edgewear and slight corner and spine end bumping. Previous owner's name and address in pencil on front free end paper - else clean interior. Clipped dust jacket is intact, though rear is missing a large section from top, approx. 3"W X 3 1/4"H. Other pieces missing on front top edge, about 1 1/2" X 3/4" and at spine bottom - 1 1/2" X 1/2" Now in protective covering. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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8 C. Warren Hollister The Making of England 55 B.C. To 1399
Lexington, MA D. C. Heath 1976 0669979317 / 9780669979312 3rd Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First in the series, "A History of England". 291 pp - Trade paperback. Crisp and tight copy with light edge and cornerwear. A little rubbing on front wrap. Price stamp on half-title page - occasional instances of underlining. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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9 Carolly Erickson Bloody Mary
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1978 1568659695 / 9781568659695 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of Mary Tudor, Mary I, Henry VIII's daughter dethroned by Elizabeth I. Clean and crisp copy with slight shelfwear and a slight scuffed spot and faint pen mark on ffep. Dust jacket has a little chipping and light tearing on edges and along spine ends. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Charles Eade Churchill By His Contemporaries
New York Simon & Schuster 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ptg. Crisp tight copy. Top edges of boards have slight discoloration and spine has some darkening. Minor shelfwear to corners. Spine has some darkening. Previous owner's name stamp on fpdp and rpdp, else clean interior. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 Charles Nicholl The Creature in the Map, a Journey to El Dorado
New York William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Sir Walter Raleigh's exploration in search of El Dorado, for Queen Elizabeth I. Book is tight and bright with no visible flaws. Dust jacket is bright and crisp and fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Charles Ross Edward IV
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1974 0520027817 / 9780520027817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of England's medieval king. 479 pp. Tight copy with light wear to boards. Front end papers each have small spot - else clean interior. Dust jacket has small tear on bottom front edge near hinge. Light chipping and yellowing to white background. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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13 David C. Douglas The Norman Fate 1100-1154
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1976 0520030273 / 9780520030275 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First Edition. Bright and tight copy without evident wear. Front and back pasted down papers are discolored, presumedly from the glue used. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very light creasing. Interior has foxing which does not come through. Book appears unread. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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14 David Howarth Sovereign of the Seas, The Story of Britain and the Sea
New York Atheneum 1974 1st American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Tight and bright copy with a manufacturing defect, that being the flaps of the dust jacket glued to boards where the front and back pasted down paper is glued. The front flap has been pulled loose, but the back flap is firmly attached. Dust jacket front is clean and bright -- a few smudges on top of spine and on on back where it is darkened up and down the hinge and out about 2 1/2" toward middle of book. Also slight creasing and tearing on back edges. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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15 David Howarth The Voyage of the Armada, The Spanish Story
New Brunswick, NJ The Viking Press 1981 0670748285 / 9780670748280 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 256 pp. Crisp, bright and tight copy. Previous owner's bookplate on half-title page - else clean interior. Dust jacket is brith with bottom edge having 1/2" closed tear. Minor creasing. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Davies, John A History of Wales
New York, New York, U.S.A. Allen Lane 1994 0713990988 / 9780713990980 First Eng. Ed., 1st Ptg. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
718 pp. Tight and bright copy with light corner and spine end wear. Remainder mark on bottom page edge - clean interior. Dust jacket has light wear. Small closed tear on bottom of spine. White background shows light rubbing on rear panel. Weight of book may incur greater shipping costs - to be determined upon order. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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17 Desmond Seward Henry V
New York The Viking Press 1988 0670811742 / 9780670811748 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Scourge of God". Book club edition appears unread - crisp, bright and clean. Dust jacket has slight creasing and a little tearing across top edge and spine ends show a little bumping. Very nice copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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18 Desmond Seward Napoleon and Hitler, A Comparative Biography
New York The Viking Press 1989 0670814806 / 9780670814800 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Good++ Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight copy with clean interior. Slight wear to corners and edges. Bottom edge has moisture stain which does not impact interior, but does show on inside of dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing and slight chipping and tearing on edges. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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19 Dudley Saward Bomber Harris, The Story of Sir Arthur Harris
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1985 1st Am. Ed. Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket, "The Authorized Biography of the Marshal of the Royal Air Force, the Controversial Advocate of Saturation Bombing." 347 pp. Crisp and bright copy with minor edgewear. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Dust jacket has a little creasing and slight chipping and tearing along edges. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 E. Lipson An Introduction to the Economic History of England
London A. & C. Black, Ltd. 1915 First Edition Cloth Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
552 pp. Navy cloth boards have slight rubbing with bumping on spine ends and corners. Previous owner's name on front free end paper. Light foxing on front and rear free papers, and all pages are yellowed somewhat. Fore edge has spotting, and there is shelf foiling on bottom edge. Gilt bright on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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