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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 1956 Rodeo Souvenir Annual: Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show 1956 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Authentic program from the 1956 Fort Worth Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show. With memorial piece on Amon Carter, Jr., who died June 23, 1955. Carter is pictured on the front cover in the clouds above Amon Carter Square in Fort Worth, astride his horse and alongside his old friend Will Rogers, also horseback. Price 50c on cover. Laid in is 'Today's Program' for Matinee, Sat., Jan. 28th, 1956, and listed among the contestants are 5 time world champion Jim Shoulders and 2 time world champion Casey Tibbs. 56 pp. 8-1/2"WX 10-3/4"H. Stapled binding with light wear on hinge, especially on ends. Corners have light wear, and lightweight wrappers have a little creasing. Sturdy, bright and clean copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 2nd Armored Division "A" Battery, 1st HOW BN - 3rd Artillery 1960
Fort Hood, TX 2nd Armored Division 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Bright and clean yearbook for the "A" Battery, 1st HOW BN03rd Artillery of the 2nd Armored Division, "Hell on Wheels", Fort Hood, Texas, 1960. Oversized format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. Not pageinated. Yellow leatherlike boards have bright embossed print. Boards have some soiling. Still bright, and interior is clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 43rd Annual Clay County Pioneer Reunion
Henrietta, TX Clay County Pioneer Association 1974 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Reunion held September 19-20-21, 1974 in Henrietta, Texas. Many pictures from previous reunions, participants, past presidents of the Clay County Pioneer Association, queens of the rodeos and reunions along with many advertisers from local businesses. A time capsule in brown and tan wrappers with photo of cabin and windmill on front cover. Stapled binding and unpageinated. Center pages have some slight warping on top margins. Very minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 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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5 A Sense of History: The Best Writing from the Pages of American Heritage
New York American Heritage Publishing 1985 0828111758 / 9780828111751 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
832 pp. Crisp, clean an bright copy - appears unread. Very light shelf wear to boards, and minor shelf soiling on page ends. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright with shipping on corners and spine ends. A few small closed tears on top edge, and one 3/4" tear at rear hinge at top edge. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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6 Air Ground Teamwork on the Western Front, Wings at War Series #5, Commemorative Edition
Washington, D.C. Center for Air Force History 1992 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
50 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding - tight with minor wear to wraps. Clean interior. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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7 Airborne Assault on Holland: Wings at War #4: Commemorative Edition
Washington, D.C. Center for Air Force History 1992 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
50th anniversary reprint. 57 pp. Trade paperback with stapled binding. Very light wear on corners and spine ends. A few very small spots on front wrap. Very nice copy. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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8 Atlanta 96, Games of the XXVI Olympic Games
Marietta, GA Inter-Sports 1996 Hard Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Commemorative summary of 1996 Atlanta Olympics with beautiful full color photographs of various events and competition. Tight and crisp copy with minimal shelfwear and no interior markings. Very well done and lovely. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Austin Heritage Cook Book
Austin, Texas Heritage Society Guild of Austin, Texas 1982 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Plastic comb binding. 410 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy. Bottom corner of front cover has crease and corner bent. Nice copy of scarce edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Aztec Eagle Presentation Honoring Jack Danciger
Fort Worth, TX 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Fort Worth oilman, philanthropist and honorary Consul of Mexico, Jack Danciger, was awarded the Aztec Eagle, Mexico's highest decoration presented to foreigners, on May 1, 1945. This is the program of that event with green cloth boards, 7-1/4"W X 10-1/2"H. Bright gilt print on front board and on bottom front corner is the name, "Miss Maria Rossell" in gilt type. Inside on the first page Mr. Danciger has inscribed, "Miss Maria Rossell, with my sincerest best wishes, Jack Danciger". Ceremonial cords are attached which were probably once Mexico's red, green and white, the colors having faded somewhat. High quality paper is used throughout with glassine covering each page for protection. Portraits of the President of Mexico, General Manuel Avila Comacho; President of the U.S., Harry S. Truman, who had just become president in April, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also pictures of other Mexican and American dignitaries, including Gov. Coke Stevenson of Texas and Mr. Danciger, of course. The event was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium in Fort Worth and was broadcast on radio station WBAP. Some of the protective glassine sheets have some wear and chipping. The boards have some corner and spine end wear, and areas of tiny spots show on front board. A piece of Mexican-American-Texana memorabilia honoring a Fort Worth icon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Best Remudas

Price: 39.95 USD
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12 Burleson, Texas - The First One Hundred Years
Burleson, TX Burleson Historical Committee 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Dark blue leatherlike boards with bright gilt debossed seal of the city of Burleson, Texas. Limited Edition - this copy is not numbered. .Oversize format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 287 pp. Clean, crisp, tight and bright copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Catherine the Great, Treasures of Imperial Russia
London Booth-Clibborn Editions, Inc. 1990 No Stated Edition Cloth Near Fine Slip Case 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice copy in slip case. From the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg and Presented by The Dallas Historical Society, Dallas, TX, this crisp and clean green cloth book bears pasted down portrait of Catherine the Great on front board. Front and back end papers are red moire', and it is chock full of full color photos of the unbelievable treasures of Imperial Russia. Spine has a 1/2" X 1/4" white spot near base. Slip case is matching green cloth and is bright, clean and sound with very little wear. Great gift for art or history lover! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Celebrating the Literary Heritage of Texas
Upper Saddle River, NJ Prentice Hall Press 2000 0130501166 / 9780130501165 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Collection of stories, poems, essays on or about Texas - by Texas authors. Introduction by Don Graham. 1st Ed., 1st Ed. 124 pp. Decorative boards - no dust jacket. Copy is bright, crisp, tight and clean. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Centennial Forestburg, Texas
Forestburg, TX Forestburg Centennial Committee 1957 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Subtitled on front wrap: "History of Forestburg Cattle and Watermelon Center". Picture of Log Cabin on front wrapper. Tan leatherlike wraps show very light wear and a little spotting/smudging. Top of front panel has previous owners name and address in Gainesville, Texas, written in pencil. Unpaginated. Local history with local advertising. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Cowboy Artists of America: 1968 Exhibit
Oklahoma City National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center 1968 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"Patching His Saddle" by Tom Ryan, is the featured painting on the front of the wrapper on this catalog of the Third Annual Exhibit Cowboy Artists of America: June 15 Through September 2, 1968: Paintings and Sculpture. Held at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, OK. 16 pp + wrapper. Not pageinated. Black & White reproductions of art plus many photos. Stapled paperback, 7"W X 9"H. Crisp, tight and clean with very slight rubbing on glossy finish of wrapper. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Drilling and Production Practice 1939
New York American Petroleum Institution 1940 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
675 pp. From the library of past president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Crisp and bright copy. Light edgewear with some rubbing. "Coaster marks" on front cover - they only show if you look carefully in a certain light, but they're there! Top board is slightly cupped. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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18 Elmer Kelton Texas Writers' 2001 Poster (SIGNED)
Texas Writers 2001 First Edition Broadside Fine 24" W X 36" H Signed by Author
May 2001 Texas Writers' Month poster featured the Texas gentleman, Elmer Kelton, voted Best Western Writer of All-Time by the Western Writers of America. Designed by Marc English. Full color on heavy, quality coated paper. Leather tooling created for the poster. Kelton is pictured and he signed on the center left of the broadside.Pictures upon request. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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19 Field Artillery Fundamentals 1942 Edition
Fort Sill, OK Reproduction Plant, Field Artillery School 1942 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Noted "Book 30". Tight copy with clean interior. Red wraps have slight wear and curling on corners. Top spine end has light wear while bottom has loss of about 1/2". Front panel has some light rubbing/spotting and has price, 50 C on top right corner. Rear panel has a few creases. Wartime paper is tanned. Nice, sturdy copy. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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20 Ford at Fifty 1903-1953
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Oversize format, 9 1/4"W X 12 1/4"H. 108 pp. Wear and spotting with some edge discoloration on boards. Interior is clean. No dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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