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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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141 Scobee, Barry Old Fort Davis
San Antonio, TX Naylor 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Barry Scobee has signed this copy on the front free end paper. Listed in "Six Guns and Saddle Leather" #1965, and in "The Rampaging Herd", #2025. 101 pp. Crisp and bright copy with light edgewear. Erasure on top corner of front free end paper - else clean interior. Dust jacket is not price clipped and is bright and colorful. Chipping on spine head and foot. 1 1/2" X 3/4" piece missing along top front and into spine head. Chipping on corners and occasionally on edges. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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142 Shrake, Edwin Blessed McGill
Houston, TX John M. Hardy Publishing 2007 0979839106 / 9780979839108 Trade Paperback Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed "Bud Shrake", on half-title page. Part of Hardy's "Texas Literary Classics" reprints. Shrake was awarded the Lon Tinkle Lifetime Achievement award by the Texas Institute of Letters and is ensconced in the Texas Film Hall of Fame. This is an unread trade paperback, bright and crisp and clean. Shrake at his best. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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143 Shrake, Edwin Custer's Brother's Horse
Houston, TX John M. Hardy Publishing 2007 0971766789 / 9780971766785 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Another fine tale from Edwin, "Bud", Shrake, a Texas treasure - his first since "Billy Boy" in 2001. Signed by Shrake on half-title page. Crisp, bright, tight and clean, as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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144 Shrake, Edwin Custer's Brother's Horse
Houston, TX John M. Hardy Publishing 2007 0971766789 / 9780971766785 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Another fine tale from Edwin, "Bud", Shrake, a Texas treasure - his first since "Billy Boy" in 2001. Signed by Shrake on half-title page. Crisp, bright, tight and clean, as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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145 Siringo, Charles A. A Texas Cowboy
New York William Sloane Associates, Inc. 1950 1st Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Tom Lea 
Sub-titled, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony - Taken from Real Life by Charles A. Siringo". Herd 2077, Six Guns 2032, BTB 185J, Howes 510 Reprint from 1885 publication. With Introduction by J. Frank Dobie, art by Tom Lea and typography by Carl Hertzog. Tight and crisp copy. Print ghosting on ffep from jacket flap. Very light shelfwear and a little page end soiling. Dust jacket is separated along front hinge and is in protective cover. Some chipping and a little loss on front corners, spine ends and rear hinge. Wonderful product of three Texas icons, Lea, Doby and Hertzog. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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146 Stanley Marcus Quest for the Best
New York Viking Press 1979 0670584703 / 9780670584703 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
The master retailer, founder of Neiman-Marcus, on marketing fine products. 228 pp. Signed by Marcus on front free end paper. Crisp and bright copy with light wear to boards and clean interior. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has several tape reairs on edges. Else creasing and some chipping. Rubbing shows on gilt type of title on front. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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147 Steagall, Red Ride for the Brand: The Poetry and Songs of Red Steagall (Signed)
Fort Worth, Texas Texas Christian University Press 1993 0875651127 / 9780875651125 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
From the collection of past director of TCU Press, this copy with slipcase is signed by Red Steagall and inscribed to her. 168 pp. Clean, tight, crisp and bright, as is the burnt orange slipcase. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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148 Stephen Harrigan The Gates of the Alamo
New York, New York, U.S.A. Penguin Books 2001 0141000023 / 9780141000022 1st Paperback Printing Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
580 pp. Trade paperback. Tight copy with slight wear and curling on corners. Edges have a little chipping, including spine ends. Hinges have some rubbing. Page edges have light spotting. Nice reading copy. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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149 Stephen Harrigan Water and Light
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1992 0395465583 / 9780395465585 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "A Diver's Journey to a Coral Reef". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Book and dust jacket are both clean, crisp and bright. Book appears unread. Dust jacket is in protective cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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150 Suzanne Comer Common Bonds, Stories By and About Modern Texas Women
Dallas, Texas Southern Methodist University Press 1990 0870742876 / 9780870742873 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, clean and crisp copy has very light shelfwear to boards. Slight creasing on edges. Study of Texas women written and collected by Texas woman writer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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151 Thomas Sutherland & Benjamin Capps, Editors Duncan Robinson, Texas Teacher & Humanist
Arlington, Tx University of Texas at Arlington 1976 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Subtitled, "Collected Writings of Duncan Robinson, professor emeritus, University of Texas at Arlington". Signed by Robinson on title page. 322 pp. Tight and crisp copy with faint spot on front page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright, crisp and clean. In protective cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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152 Thomas Thompson Celebrity, A Story of Fame, Passion, and Vengeance
New York Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1982 0385159692 / 9780385159692 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Talented Fort Worth writer who left us too young. 561 pp. Crisp copy with minor edgewear. Front free end paper has stain on front edge and front page edge has small tan stain. Interior is clean and appears unread. Unclipped dust jacket has light creasing and tearing on spine ends and corners. Nice copy. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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153 Tim O'Brien Tomcat in Love
New York Broadway Books 1998 0767902025 / 9780767902021 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Clean, crisp and bright copy with very light edgewear. Bright green dust jacket has slight wear to corners and creasing to spine ends. Very nice copy. 347 pp. Award-winning Texas writer. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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154 Troy C. Crenshaw Texas Blackland Heritage
Waco, TX Texian Press 1983 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Inscribed by author on title page. Limited printing of 1500 copies. Errata slip laid in. Large format - 8 3/4"W X 11 1/4"H. Clean interior. Crisp and bright with black cloth boards and minor edgewear. Very bottom edge of rear board shows faint white mark. No dust jacket. Very nice copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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155 Troy C. Crenshaw Texas Blackland Heritage
Waco, TX Texian Press 1983 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Inscribed by author on title page. Limited printing of 1500 copies. Errata slip laid in. Large format - 8 3/4"W X 11 1/4"H. Tight and crisp copy with black cloth boards and minor edgewear. Very faint foxing on page edges - clean interior. Dust jacket has light wear. Small closed tear (1/3") on top front corner. A few other very small tears or chips. Light rubbing shows on flap folds and on white of rear panel. Very nice copy. 
Price: 48.50 USD
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156 Turner, Elsa McFarland Turner Berta Hart Nance A Brand of Innocence
Quanah, TX Nortex Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed by author, Turner with lovely inscription on the event of the Shackleford County Centennial Celebration, June 1974, Albany, TX., storied ranch country, Number 37, noted on title page. 243 pp + Index. Tight and clean copy - square with minor corner and spine end bumping. Mylar cover present and in very good condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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157 Tyler, Paula Eyrich and Ron Texas Museums
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1983 029278063X / 9780292780637 1st Thus - Paperback Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Guidebook by Professor of History at UT, Austin and Director of Texas Historical Assn. and his wife who is an art critic. They have both signed and inscribed this copy on the half title page, and on the reverse side there is a gift inscription. Bright wraps on this paperback copy with very light bumping and edgewear. Tight copy with clean interior. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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158 Wallace O. Chariton Exploring the Alamo Legends
Plano, TX Wordware Publishing 1992 1556222556 / 9781556222559 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Book is bright and tight with 1/2 tear on top front which has been taped. Slight soiling on page edges and a little shelfwear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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159 William B. Martin Texas Plays
Dallas, Texas Southern Methodist University Press 1990 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback is crisp, bright and clean with light wear to wraps. Appears unread. 468 pp. Listed in A.C. Greene's 50+ Best Books on Texas. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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160 William D. Barney Long Gone to Texas
Austin Nortex Press 1986 0890155453 / 9780890155455 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Barney was Poet Laureate of Texas, 1982-1983, and this volume won the Nortex Press Book Award sponsored by the Poetry Society of Texas. 58 pp. Crisp, bright, clean and tight copy. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp. Spine ends show a little wear. Very nice copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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