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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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21 Bricker, Richard W. Wooden Ships from Texas: A World War I Saga
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1998 0890968276 / 9780890968277 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
216 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy - as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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22 Browder, Virginia Tude Harrell Gay 90's Girl In Old Amarillo 1881-1963
Quanah, TX Nortex Press 1976 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed on front pastedown page, "To ___. with much love, Virginia March 30, 1976" in red ballpoint. 66 pp. Pale blue boards with faint gilt print. Oval cutout of photo pasted down on front board. Light corner wear and spine ends show some wear. Clean and bright interior. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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23 Brown, Gary Volunteers in the Texas Revolution: The New Orleans Greys
Plano, Texas, U.S.A. Republic of Texas Press 1999 1556226756 / 9781556226755 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
366 pp. Trade paperback. Crisp, clean and tight. Unread. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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24 Brown, Norman D. Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 1984 0890961573 / 9780890961575 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 568 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy with light wear. Brown linen boards with bright gilt type on spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing and top right corner of front panel has snagged tear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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25 Campbell, Randolph B. Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1983 0876110618 / 9780876110614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page, dated 11-20-83 and inscribed to Chas. Untermeyer. Front free end paper has Christmas gift inscription to "Charles".443 pp. Bright and crisp copy with clean interior. Book has very slight right lean and top page edge has light foxing. Dust jacket has very light rubbing which shows on edges on light background. Spine has a little very faint spotting. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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26 Carlson, Paul H. and Crum, Tom Myth Memory and Massacre: The Pease River Capture of Cynthia Ann Parker
Lubbock, Texas Texas Tech Univ Press 2011 0896727076 / 9780896727076 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by both authors on half-title page. 195 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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27 Casas, Juan Manuel Frederico Villalba's Texas: A Mexican Pioneer's Life in the Big Bend
Houston, TX Iron Mountain Press 2008 0974504858 / 9780974504858 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First history of the Big Bend from a Mexican point of view - written by the great-grandson of Villalba.. 303 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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28 Casas, Juan Manuel Frederico Villalba's Texas: A Mexican Pioneer's Life in the Big Bend
Houston, TX Iron Mountain Press 2008 0974504858 / 9780974504858 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First history of the Big Bend from a Mexican point of view - written by the great-grandson of Villalba.. 303 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with like dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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29 Cavaliere Valentine Belfiglio Italian Experience in Texas
Austin, TX Eakin Press 1983 0-89015-9696 / 9780890159699 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
202 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with light corner bumping. Dust jacket also bright and clean with a little corner bumping. Unread. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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30 Chariton, Wallace The Great Texas Airship Mystery
Plano, Texas, U.S.A. Republic of Texas Press 1991 1556221401 / 9781556221408 First Edition Pictorial Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Signed by Author
1897 mystery is examined by Texas historian/humorist Chariton, who has signed this copy on the title page. 252 pp. Glossy boards - front board has artist's rendition of the airship mystery in Aurora, TX. Book is tight with clean interior. Page edges have very faint spotting. Else clean. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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31 Cheeseman, Bruce S., Editor, My Dear Henrietta Hiram Chamberlain's Letters to His Daughter, 1846-1866 (Signed)
Kingsville, TX King Ranch, Inc. 1993 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Edited, Annotated with an Introduction and Commentary by Bruse S. Cheeseman. Signed by him on half title page. Hiram Chamberlain was a Presbyterian minister who brought the first protestant church to the lower Rio Grande region of Texas. His daughter, Henrietta King, tassumed ownership of the King Ranch after her husband, Richard's death in 1885. She increased the size of the ranch,once known as the largest in the world, and saw to the welfare and education of the families who lived on the ranch. One of only 400 copies printed by noted Texas bookman Thomas Taylor with high production values.103 pp + Epilogue and colophon on last page. Small quarto, 7-1/2"W X 10-1/2"H. Minor edge wear and small brown spot on lower edge of front panel and small mark on spine beneath title.Very scarce. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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32 Christian, Garna L. Black Soldiers in Jim Crow Texas 1899-1917
College Station, TX Texas A&M University Press 1995 0890966370 / 9780890966372 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Brigjht, crisp, tight and clean copy. Unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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33 Clarke, Mary Whatley The Slaughter Ranches & Their Makers (Signed)
Austin, Texas Jenkins Publishing Company 1979 0836301633 / 9780836301632 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
The pioneering Slaughter family made ranching history in west and northwest Texas as well as in Arizona. This is their history with extensive bibliography, footnotes and index. Signed, "Best Wishes, Mary Whatley Clarke" on front free end paper. 254 pp. Bright, crisp, square with clean interior. Bottom of forward page edge has a small, vVery faint spot.Dust jacket has price intact and is clean in protective cover. Some creasing on edges. Very nice and scarce copy - signed. 
Price: 330.00 USD
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34 Clay, John V. Spain, Mexico and the Lower Trinity: An Early History of the Texas Gulf Coast
Wallisville, TX The Wallisville Heritage Park/Gateway Press 1987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Crisp and tight copy with very minor right lean. Light wear on spine ends and very faint foxing on top page edge. Interior is bright and clean. 143 pp. + Index and Author Bio. Nice copy. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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35 Corder, Jim W. Hunting Lieutenant Chadbourne
Univ of Georgia Pr 1993 0820315036 / 9780820315034 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed with inscription on half title page with date, 10/14/93. 169 pp. Bright, crisp, tight & clean copy with very slight right lean. Dust jacket also crisp and clean, now in protective cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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36 Cox, Mamie Wynne The Romantic Flags of Texas
Dallas, Texas Banks Upshaw and Company 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket blurb, "...without a doubt the most thorough and comprehensive treatment on the flags of Texas..." With a foreword by John W. Thomason, Jr., USMC, noted author and artist. 373 pp. Darke red leatherlike boards with gilt print showing slight dulling. Light edgewar with clean interior. Tight and square copy. Dust jacket has slight chipping, especially and top corners and top of spine. 1" long tear at top of hinge. Also some dark rubbing shows mainly on spine area. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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37 Cox, Mike The Texas Rangers, Vol. 1 Wearing the Cinco Peso 1821-1900
New York, New York, U.S.A. Tom Doherty Assoc Llc/Forge 2008 0312873867 / 9780312873868 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. 492 pp. 2nd Printing. Bright, crisp and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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38 Crawford, Ann Fears The Eagle: The Autobiography of Santa Anna
Austin, TX Pemberton Press 1967 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Orange cloth boards are bright with black drawing of Santa Anna on horseback on front board and below red text block on spine. Minor corner and edgewear. Previous owner's seal embossed on half-title page. Forward edge of foreword, preface and table of contents have a spot which grows smaller until it disappears after page xix. Text block clean. Top page edge has foxing and soiling, and forward and bottom page edges have light spotting. Dust jacket has tears and creasing on top edge, front and rear panel. Top of spine has chipping loss and 1" u-shaped tear. Bottom of spine also shows a little chipping loss. Light areas of front panel and spine have some staining and light spotting, and the hinges show rubbing wear with a small hole rubbed in the front hinge in the last letter "E" in the title, "The Eagle". Rear panel has rubbing and smudging. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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39 Crook, Cornelia E. San Pedro Springs Park
Privately Published Limited Edition Cloth Very Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Naylor, Alice Signed by Author
Privately printed in edition of 500. This copy is #304 and signed by author, Cornelia E. Crook on copyright page. 102 pp. Book has slight right lean. Teal blue boards have some dark rubbing, and silver print and design on front cover show light rubbing. Light corner and edgewear. Top page edge has light foxing, and inside rear board has some spotting on very bottom edge. Gift inscription on page across from copyright page which has previous owner's embossed stamp. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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40 Crouch, Barry A. & Brice, Donaly E. The Governor's Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 2011 0292747705 / 9780292747708 Reprint Trade Paperback Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Donaly Brice on half-title page. Crisp, tight, clean and bright trade paperback. 312 pp. Unread. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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