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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 Fairfield Osborn The Pacific World
New York W. W. Norton 1944 Early Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The Pacific after World War II. 218 pp. With an introduction for American servicemen stationed in the Pacific by William Beebe. This copy is inscribed with a 1948 date to a past president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. The gift inscription is signed by Lt. Gen. Robert C. Richardson, Jr. who was the commanding general of army forces in the Central Pacific (MIDPAC). Book is tight with light corner/spine end bumping and edgewear. Interior is clean with age yellowing pages. Dust jacket has price stamped on lower portion of front flap. It is missing chips along top and bottom edges and spine extremes. There is creasing and some tearing. Lower spine area has damp stain which does not impact book. Front of dust jacket has two faint "coaster rings". Now in protective cover. Laid in the book is an order form for Bailey Willis' "Friendly China" published by Stanford University Press. Interesting little book with great historical provenance. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Margaret L. Macpherson I Heard The Anzacs Singing
New York, New York, U.S.A. Creative Age Press 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
354 pp about life in Australia in 1942 in the hopes that we'd understand our allies in the Pacific. Book is bright and tight with light wear to boards. Pages are a little yellowed, and the edges show light soiling. Dust jacket has chipping on corners and spine ends. General edgwear with creasing and light tearing. 1" closed tear on front cover and a little scuffing at front fold. White background of back of dust jackets is a little yellowed and shows rubbing. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Robert Hughes The Fatal Shore, The Epic of Australia's Founding
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf 1987 0394506685 / 9780394506685 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight and clean copy with very minor edgewear. Dust jacket has tearing along back top edges and spine. Also small tear on front bottom of jacket and bumping to corners and spine ends. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Swan, Keith A History of Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia City of Wagga Wagga 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
218 pp. Brown boards with bright gilt print on spine. Top board has warp; light edgewear. End papers have images of Wagga, and front free end paper has gift inscription and Wagga address in small letters, red ink. Interior clean and crisp. Dust jacket has chipping and creasing wear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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