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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
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2601 Montgomery Street @I-30
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History - Naval

History - Naval

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1 Bercuson, David J.; Herwig, Holger H. The Destruction of the Bismarck
New York, NY Overlook Press 2001 1585671924 / 9781585671922 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 385 pp. Crisp, tight and bright copy with minor bumping on spine ends and corners. Small remainder 'dot' on bottom page edge. Else clean interior. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with light edge creasing. Nice copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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2 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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3 Ira Dye The Fatal Cruise of the Argus: Two Captains in the War of 1812
Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press 1994 1557501750 / 9781557501752 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 368 pp. Tight and bright copy with minor edgewear. Bottom page edge has light spotting. Clean interior. Dust jacket has minor edgewear and light rubbing shows on black glossy background. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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4 John Keegan The Price of Admiralty
New York, NY The Viking Press 1989 0670814164 / 9780670814169 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good-- Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
282 oo, Book has light wear and spotting on board edges, page edges and on many pages. Appears to be a coffee spill. Dust jacket has light edgewear and a little rubbing shows on the black glossy background. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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5 Leland P. Lovette Naval Customs: Traditions and Usage
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1939 3rd Ed. Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
404 [[. Tight copy with clean text block. Spine and rear board have spots of damage to cloth through to board. Else light corner and spine end wear. Gift message on front free end paper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Massie, Robert K. Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War
New York, New York, U.S.A. Random House Inc 1991 0394528336 / 9780394528335 1st Ed., 2nd. Ptg. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1,007 pp. Clean copy is a little shaken with slight right lean. Light wear to corners and bumping to spine ends. Bottom page edge has light shelf soiling. Dust jacket has chipping and creasing at spine ends. Corners have light bumping and creasing. Small snag on front flap fold. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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7 Otto Von Pivka Navies of the Napoleonic Era
New York, NY Hippocrene Books 1980 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Small format quarto, 7"W X 10"H. 272 pp. Tight and crisp copy with black boards showing very light edge wear. Bottom edge has remainder spray, but interior is clean and bright. Dust jacket has creasing and chipping to spine ends, corners and edges. Rear panel has a faint spot near upper corner and a few mall closed tears. Rear hinge area has 1/2" closed tear mid way. Now in protectie cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Pocock, Tom Horatio Nelson
Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A. Random House Childrens Books 1990 0394570561 / 9780394570563 1st American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
267 pp. Tight and crisp copy with minor wear to boards. Light spotting on top page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket has light edgewear and rubbing; white background of back panel is darkening slightly. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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9 Sir John Barrow The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty Its Causes and Consequences
London Folio Society 1977 1977 Ed., 2nd Impression Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
261 pp. Blue boards have faint rubbing - bright, clean and crisp interior. Previous owner's bookplate on front pasted down paper. No slip case. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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