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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 15 History & Collectible

Catalog 15 History & Collectible

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1 Arpee, Edward From Frigates to Flat-Tops: The Story of the Life and Achievements of Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, U.S.M. "The Father of Naval Aviation"
Self-Published 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
276 pp. Dark blue cloth boards with bright gilt graphics and print. Crisp and tight book with clean interior. Forward edge of front board has faint white-"ish" marking. Light corner and spine end bumping. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Atkinson, Rick THE LIBERATION TRILOGY - An Army at Dawn/The Day of Battle (SIGNED)/The Guns at Last Light
New York Henry Holt and Company First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine/Fine/Fine Very Good/Fine/Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Rick Atkinson's prize-winning Liberation Trilogy, per the Wall Street Journal, is 'the definitive chronicle of the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler.' The Day of Battle is signed by Atkinson on a Henry Holt plate on the half-title page, and all volumes are First Editions, First Printings. Volume One, 'An Army at Dawn, The War in North Africa, 1942-1943', winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 681 pp. Clean, tight and crisp with bumping on bottom front corner and slight fading on very top edge of front board. Its dust jacket is bright, crisp and clean with slight edgewear. Volume Two, 'The Day of Battle, The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944', is 791 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Volume Three, 'The Guns at Last Light, the War in Western Europe, 1944-1945', is 877 pp. Crisp, tight, clean and bright copy with like dust jacket. All dust jackets have price intact ($30, $35 and $45, in order) and all are in protective covers. Scarce collection of first edition, first printing copies of each volume of Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy, with one being signed by author. 
Price: 220.00 USD
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3 Ilfrey, Jack;Copeland, Mark S. Happy Jack's Go Buggy: A Fighter Pilot's Story
Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Schiffer Pub Ltd 1998 0764306642 / 9780764306648 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Signed and inscribed by Ilfrey on half-title page. Personal narrative of a Texan, Houstonian, a WWII ace who piloted a P-38 named "Texas Terror". First published in 1978, this edition is expanded with many photos. Oversize format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 125 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket is also bright and clean with very little wear. Nice copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Conversations with the Dead: Photographs of Prison Life, with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054, Lyon, Danny; McCune, Billy
4 Lyon, Danny; McCune, Billy Conversations with the Dead: Photographs of Prison Life, with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1971 003085069X / 9780030850691 2nd Printing Soft Cover Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Oblong format, 11"W X 8"H. 196 pp. Clean, unmarked interior. White wraps have yellowed, especially on edges. Spine has insect damage - one 1 1/2" area from top edge and one 3" area in center. A little chipping at bottom spine end. Spine is beginning to separate but is still solid and usable. Wraps have light creasing and curling. Corners and other edges have light chipping/wear. Award-winning photojournalism from Lyon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Moore, Lt. Gen. Harold G. *USA Ret.) And Galloway, Joseph L. We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam
New York HarperCollins 2008 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Galloway on title page. Sequel to Moore & Galloways Vietnam memoir, We Were Soldiers Once...And Young. 247 pp. Bright crisp, tight and clean with like dust jacket. Both have very minor edge wear. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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There's a Birdie in the Cage, O'Faolain, Sean
6 O'Faolain, Sean There's a Birdie in the Cage
London Grayson & Grayson 1935 First Edition Cloth Very Good- Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Irish author/poet O'Faolain, this is a limited and numbered edition, #27 of 250. Green cloth boards have some wear on extreme edges and slight bumping to spine ends. Slight discoloration on outer and top edges. Top board has very slight warp. Unpaginated and opens to signature on one page. Decorative end pages have some discoloration and there is occasional foxing throughout. Dust jacket is bright with some chipping on corners and spine ends with 1/8" loss on spine top. A little tearing on edges. Light tan background shows slight staining on front top and on hinge. Light rubbing and foxing. 
Price: 130.00 USD
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7 Smith, Perry M. A Hero Among Heroes: Jimmie Dyess and the 4th Marine Division
Quantico, VA Marine Corps Association 1998 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by author,USAF Maj. Gen. Perry & inscribed on title page which also has previous owner's, a Lt. Col. at the Air War College. 243 pp. Wrappers show light edge wear, and a light reading crease on front hinge. Clean and bright interior. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 Williams, Tennessee Summer and Smoke
New York, New York New Directions Books 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stated First Edition of this, Williams' fifth play. Author's Production Notes closes with a notation that Summer and Smoke was first produced by Margo Jones at her theater in Dallas. She later produced and directed in at the Music Box Theater in New York, opening Oct. 6, 1948. 130 pp. Blue-gray boards have slight discoloration on edges. Corners lightly worn and spine ends a little bumped with slight fraying. Tight and clean copy except for p. 120 which has two apparent accidental ink marks. Dust jacket has price intact ($2.75) Some chipping and fraying with a little loss on bottom front edge and spine ends. Rubbing wear on hinges and front flap fold. Now in mylar protection. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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9 Wolff, Tobias In Pharaoh's Army, Memories of the Lost War
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1994 0679402179 / 9780679402176 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Edn., 1st Ptg. of this National Book Award finalist. Crisp, bright and clean copy with a little spine end bumping. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with a little creasing at edges and spine ends. Very nice copy. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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