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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!

World War II

World War II

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181 John P. Irwin Another River, Another Town
New York Random House 2002 0375507752 / 9780375507755 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "A Teenage Tank Gunner Comes of Age in Combat". 176 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy with minor wear to boards. Dust jacket has light creasing at top edges, and there is a 1/2" closed tear on front fold at top. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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182 John Ray The Battle of Britain New Perspectives
London Brockhampton Press 1999 Reprint Pictorial Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitle, "Behind the Scenes of the Great Air War". Pictorial boards have some bumping on spine. Text has highlighting throughout - still, crisp. Map of England from National Geographic loosely inserted. Dust jacket has creasing along edges and on spine. Now in protective cover. Nice, if well-used, copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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183 John Ray Skates The Invasion of Japan, Alternative to the Bomb
Columbia, SC University of South Carolina Press 1994 0872499723 / 9780872499720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book is crisp and clean with slight shelfwear and slightly yellowed pages. Dust jacket has slight bumping on corners and a small stain at top of inside fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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184 John S. D. Eisenhower Allies , Pearl Harbor to D-Day
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1982 0385114796 / 9780385114790 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Excellent copy of historian, Eisenhower's look at the Allies of World War II. Book is tight and crisp with minimal shelfwear. Slight fading on blue cloth on bottom of front board, less than 1/4". Jacket shows slight rubbing and a little yellowing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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185 John Scott Duel For Europe, Stalin Versus Hitler
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1942 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 381 pp. Bright orange cloth with black embossed print. Some uncut pages. Previous owner's name on front free end paper - else clean interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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186 John Scott Stone Iron Bottom Bay
Pharr, TX Stone Enterprises 1985 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
384 pp. Tight and clean copy. Black boards show very slight rubbing and a small scuff mark, one on the front board, and another very small one on the rear board. Dust jacket has light corner and edgewear, especially on spine top. Front top edge has 1/2" closed tear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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187 John Terraine A Time for Courage: The Royal Air Force in the European War, 1939-1945
New York, NY Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1985 0026169703 / 9780026169707 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 828 pp. Bright blue boards have light corner and spine end wear. Clean interior. Dust jacket has small closed tear on bottom of spine. Corners and spine ends have slight wear. Light creasing on edges. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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188 John Toland Adolf Hitler
New York Anchor Books 1992 0385420536 / 9780385420532 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1,035 page trade paperback is clean and tight with light wear to corners, Middle pages are a little warped at top corner, causing "waviness". Top cover slightly curved. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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189 John Weitz Hitler's Diplomat, The Life and Times of Joachim Von Ribbentrop
New York, NY Ticknor & Fields 1992 0395621526 / 9780395621523 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
376 pp. Book has a very slight right lean and light wear to edges and corners. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright with light edgewear. Nice book club copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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190 Joseph C. Grew Report from Tokyo: A Message to the American People
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon and Schuster 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
88 pp. Black boards with bright gilt print. Spine ends and corners have slight bumping wear. Light spotting/rubbing on boards. Erasure on front free end paper. Page edges somewhat tanned. Clean interior. Dust jacket is rubbed, spotted, chipped and creased with several 1" or larger chips/holes. Still - intact and in protective cover now. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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191 Joseph D. Harrington Yankee Samurai, The Secret Role of Nisei in America's Pacific Victory
Detroit, MI Pettigrew Enterprises 1979 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book is crisp and tight. There is some underlining on the first 41 pgs. and an ink mark on back inside cover. Pgs. 219-226 are creased in sort of a dogear. Jacket has some chipping at corners and center top front with a little paper loss. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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192 Joseph E. Persico Roosevelt's Secret War
New York Random House 2001 0375502467 / 9780375502460 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Sub-titled, "FDR and World War II Espionage". 1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. Copy has a little bumping on edges with a faint smudge on bottom page ends. Dust jacket has a very little edgewear, otherwise bright and crisp with interesting photo of FDR and Churchill fishing. Book appears unread. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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193 Joseph G. Dawson III The Texas Military Experience, From the Texas Revolution Through World War II
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1995 0890966559 / 9780890966556 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Unread. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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194 Jozef Garlinski The Enigma War
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1980 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket, "The Inside Story of the German Enigma Codes and How the Allies Broke Them". With foreword by Professor R. V. Jones. 268 pp. Tight copy with light wear to boards. Foxing on page ends - clean interior. Dust jacket has wear and creasing on spine ends. Flap folds have worn through in places. Hinges and back show slight rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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195 Jurgen Thorwald The Illusion, Soviet Soldiers in Hitler's Armies
New York Harcourt, Brace 1974 0151440859 / 9780151440856 1st American Edition, 2nd Ptg. Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Am. Edn., 2nd Ptg. Clean and tight copy without interior marking. Slight cupping. Dust jacket has minor edgewear and rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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196 Justin Gray with Victor H. Bernstein The Inside Story of the Legion
New York, NY Boni & Gaer 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
255 pp. EX-LIB copy with usual library stamps, markings, card pocket, etc. Substantial wear on corners, hinges and spine ends. Light Rubbing on blue boards. Slight give in hinges, but serviceable reading/reference copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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197 Kanroji, Osanaga Hirohito: An Intimate Portrait of the Japanese Emperor
Los Angeles Gateway Press 1975 0914594044 / 9780914594048 First American Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB copy - 167 pp. Usual library stamps, markings, card pocket, etc. Dust jacket is in mylar cover taped to boards. Good reading copy. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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198 Karl Barth The Only Way, How to Change the German Mind
New York Philosphical Library 1947 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The front of the blue boards of this little book have white rubbing/wear spots on edges. A little faint spotting and some bumping wear to corners and spine ends. Gilt of print is bright. Interior has small inked mark on title page and penciled pricing on rear pasted down paper. Paper is yellowing a little. Dust jacket is intact and has chipping and rubbing along edges and spine. White of back cover shows dark rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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199 Kehn, Donald M., Jr. A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS EDSALL
Minneapolis, MN Zenith Press 2008 076033353X / 9780760333532 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. 286 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread and new. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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200 Keil, Sally Van Wagenen Those Wonderful Women In Their Flying Machines The Unknown Heroines of World War II
Rawson Assoc 1979 0892560665 / 9780892560660 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
299 pp. Tight and crisp copy - bright with clean interior. Dust jacket is crisp and bright with minor creasing on spine ends. Now in protective cover. Very nice copy. 
Price: 232.50 USD
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