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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!

Biography - Sports Figures

Biography - Sports Figures

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1 Bragan, Bobby;Guinn, Jeff You Can't Hit the Ball With the Bat on Your Shoulder: The Baseball Life and Times of Bobby Bragan
Irving, Texas, U.S.A. Summit Group 1992 1565300157 / 9781565300156 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed by Bragan on front free end paper, Insight into Bragan's long, amazing experience with professional baseball. He died in January, 2010, at 92 years old.. Book is bright, tight with clean interior. Dust jacket has price intact and is bright and clean with slight edge creasing.. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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2 Joan Mellen Bob Knight His Own Man
New York Donald I. Fine, Inc. 1988 1556111002 / 9781556111006 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "The Man Behind the Myth - On and Off the Court". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 286 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy with light bumping on spine ends and corners. Dust jacket is bright with small scuff to laminate on spine and a little creasing/wear on edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Lance Rentzel When All the Laughter Died in Sorrow
New York, NY Saturday Review Press 1972 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of professional football player Lance Rentzel. 277 pp. Clean, tight and bright book club edition with light corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket has slight corner wear with light creasing and chipping on spine ends. Rubbing on rear panel and on rear hinge. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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4 R. F. Dibble John L. Sullivan
Boston Little Brown and Company 1925 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Biography of early famous boxer/pugilist John L. Sullivan. 209 pp. Spine is cracked but intact. Green cloth boards with black design and embossed print. Moderate bumping to corners and spine ends - head of spine has light fraying. Some wrinkling of cloth along front hinge and spine. Some staining and soiling. Clean interior. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 St. John, Bob Tex! The Man Who Built The Dallas Cowboys
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall Press 1988 0139119752 / 9780139119750 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Biography of Tex Schramm, first General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, and an innovator in the NFL. Gift inscription signed by author, Bob St. John, on front free end paper. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Crisp, bright and clean copy with bumping on corners and spine ends. Dust jacket is bright, crisp and colorful with slight creasing on edges. Light bumping on corners and spine ends. Nice signed copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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