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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 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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2 Pacific Counterblow: Wings at War #3: Commemorative Edition
Washington, D.C. Center for Air Force History 1992 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The 11th Bombardment Group and the 67th Fighter Squadron in the Battle for Guadalcanal" - 50th anniversary reprint. 56 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding. Very light wear on corners and spine ends. Clean, tight copy. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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3 A. A. Hoehling The Franklin Comes Home
New York, New York, U.S.A. Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974 Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled: "The Saga of the Most Decorated Ship in Naval History". Ex-lib - "Property of U.S. Navy" stamp only evidence of library usage. Tight, bright and crisp copy with a little bumping to corners and slight edgewear. Dust jacket has chipping and rubbing with creasing and a tear on front fold. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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4 Allen G. Kirtley The Sea Angel
Lewisville, TX My-Angel Press 1995 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
64 pp + Epilogue & Photos. Personal narrative. Trade paperback is inscribed. by author on Author's Note page. Previous owner's bookplate on reverse of front wrap. Slight edgewear with light creasing on front hinge and a little curl to front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Astor, Gerald Crisis in the Pacific: The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them
East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A. Penguin USA 1996 1556114842 / 9781556114847 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp and tight copy with clean text block. Previous owner's address stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has price intact and some fading of print on spine. Light edgewear and very slight rubbing shows on black glossy background. Rear flap fold has crease. Nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Audrie Girdner and Anne Loftis The Great Betrayal, The Evacuation of the Japanese-Americans During World War II
New York, New York, U.S.A. The MacMillan Company 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Edn., 1st Ptg. Bright and crisp copy with previous owner's name on inside of front cover and occasional text underlining. Gilt and red print on spine is bright and clear. Slight corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket has some edgewear with light chipping on corners and spine ends. At top of rear hinge on dust jacket there is a 1" long tear with a small triangular chip. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Barbara W. Tuchman Stilwell and the American Experience in China 1911-1945
New York, New York, U.S.A. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1971 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good-- Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
621 pp. Black cloth boards have corner wear and spine ends are bumped and faded at the very edges. Also slightly fraying at edge of hinges. Hinges are a little loose and pages are a little darkened, with light shelf-soiling on bottom page edges. Previous owner's bookplate is on half title page. Dust jacket has chipping, creasing and tearing, with several chips missing. Still, intact and now in protective cover. Good reading/reference copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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8 Bradley F. Smith & Elena Agarossi Operation Sunrise, The Secret Surrender
New York, New York, U.S.A. Basic Books 1979 0465052908 / 9780465052905 1st Printing Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB with usual library stamps, markings, etc. Dust jacket is in library mylar cover taped to boards and with index numbers on spine. Crisp book - appears unread. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Daniel Haulman The High Road to Tokyo Bay, The AAF in the Asiatic Pacific Theater,The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II
Washington, D.C. Air Force Historical Research Agency 1993 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
34 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding. Tight and clean with slight curl to pamphlet and very minor corner and spine wear. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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10 Doug Stanton In Harm's Way
New York, New York, U.S.A. Henry Holt and Company 2001 0805066322 / 9780805066326 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors". 4th Ptg. of 1st Ed. Book and dust jacket are clean, crisp and bright with minimal shelfwear. Appears unread. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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11 Editors of The Army Times Pearl Harbor and Hawaii
New York, NY Walker and Company 1971 0802703607 / 9780802703606 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright and clean book with slight right lean and very light edgewear. 184 pp. Dust jacket is bright with minor edgewear and a little light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Edwin P. Hoyt To The Marianas, War in the Central Pacific: 1944
New York, New York, U.S.A. Van Norstrand Reinhold Company 1980 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Military book club edition. 277 pp. Crisp and bright copy with very minor wear to boards. Previous owner's name stamp on front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket has minor chipping on spine ends, corners and other edges. Black background shows slight rubbing. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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13 Fairfield Osborn The Pacific World
New York W. W. Norton 1944 Early Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The Pacific after World War II. 218 pp. With an introduction for American servicemen stationed in the Pacific by William Beebe. This copy is inscribed with a 1948 date to a past president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The gift inscription is signed by Lt. Gen. Robert C. Richardson, Jr. who was the commanding general of army forces in the Central Pacific (MIDPAC). Book is tight with light corner/spine end bumping and edgewear. Interior is clean with age yellowing pages. Dust jacket has price stamped on lower portion of front flap. It is missing chips along top and bottom edges and spine extremes. There is creasing and some tearing. Lower spine area has damp stain which does not impact book. Front of dust jacket has two faint "coaster rings". Now in protective cover. Laid in the book is an order form for Bailey Willis' "Friendly China" published by Stanford University Press. Interesting little book with great historical provenance. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Frazier Hunt The Untold Story of Douglas MacArthur
New York, New York, U.S.A. Devin-Adair Co. 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"It is the book that . America has been waiting for. It is Everyman's MacArthur, the full-length story of the boy, the man, the General," from the dust jacket flap, which is price clipped. Stated 2nd printing. Book is crisp, clean and tight with owner's name on ffep. Dust jacket shows some rubbing, chipping on corners, and creasing along spine and on back. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Goodwin, Michael J.;Graydon, Don Shobun: A Forgotten War Crime in the Pacific
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Stackpole Books 1995 0811715183 / 9780811715188 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
147 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor wear. Crisp and clean dust jacket with faint rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Gordon W. Prange Miracle at Midway
New York, New York, U.S.A. McGraw Hill Book Company 1982 0070506728 / 9780070506725 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
469 pp. in this sequel to Prange's "At Dawn We Slept". Also written with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon. Crisp and bright book club edition. Light wear to boards and clean interior. Minor spotting on page ends. Bright dust jacket has light corner and spine end wear. Also slight rubbing on folds and sunning on spine. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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17 Greenfield, Kent Robert; Palmer, Robert R. and Wiley, Bell I. The Organization of Ground Combat Troops, U. S. Army in World War II
Washington, D.C. Historical Division, Department of the Army 1947 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
540 pp. Green cloth boards with bright gilt print and design. Slight corner and spine end bumping and light wear on edges. Slight rubbing. Clean interior with yellowing pages. No dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Gunnison, Royal Arch So Sorry No Peace
New York, New York The Viking Press 1944 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
272 pp. Clean text block with wartime tanned pages. Book plate without name on front pastedown paper. Tan cloth boards have some bumping on corners and edges. Dust jacket has price intact. Edge and spine end chipping with a few small tears. Light rubbing and red color of spine has faded. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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19 Hammel, Eric M. Munda Trail: The New Georgia Campaign
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. Orion Books 1989 0517569728 / 9780517569726 Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight, bright and crisp copy from the collection of a WWII Navy man who fought in the Pacific. He used his bank stamp, 'For Deposit Only' and his name on the front end papers and on the rear paste down paper. Clean text block. 252 pp. Crisp and clean dust jacket with price intact. Very minor edgewear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Hampton Sides 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 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Book is clean, crisp and bright with very slight bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket is bright with picture of 7th Ranger Battalion. Very light creasing at spine ends. Very nice copy of little known rescue of American POW's in Japanese concentration camp of horrors, Cabanatuan. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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