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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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Oil Industry

Oil Industry

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1 Drilling and Production Practice 1939
New York American Petroleum Institution 1940 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
675 pp. From the library of past president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Crisp and bright copy. Light edgewear with some rubbing. "Coaster marks" on front cover - they only show if you look carefully in a certain light, but they're there! Top board is slightly cupped. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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2 A. I. Levorsen, Editor Stratigraphic Type Oil Fields
Tulsa, OK American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
902 pp. 5 maps complete in rear pocket. Book is slightly shaken. Corners are bumped with a bit of fraying beginning. Spine ends show slight bumping, and both boards show some rubbing. There is occasional underlining in text. Previous owner's stamp is embossed on front free end paper. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Boatright, Mody B. Gib Morgan: Minstrel of the Oil Fields
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. Southern Methodist Univ Pr 1965 0870740083 / 9780870740084 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
104 pp. in this bright and crisp copy of the 2nd printing after Carl Hertzog's 1st. Blue cloth boards show light bumping on corners and spine ends. Front board has faint and small brown spot at bottom edge near hinge. Else clean exterior and interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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4 Carl Coke Rister Oil! Titan of the Southwest
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover V No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Jenkins Basic Texas Books #175467 pp. Black cloth boards show light corner wear with spine end wear. Top hinge has 1/4" tear with a little cloth fraying. Boards have a few faint spots, and rear board has small snag on edge near top corner. Page edges have slight soiling/smudging. Gift inscription on front free end paper. Else clean interior, with maps intact. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Cochran, Mike Claytie: The Roller-Coaster Life of a Texas Wildcatter
College Station, Texas, U.S.A. Texas A & M Univ Press 2007 1585446343 / 9781585446346 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Signed on title page by Claytie, himself. This is an unread copy. Bright, crisp, clean and tight - with like dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Fort Worth Petroleum Club Oil Legends of Fort Worth
Taylor Pub Co 1993 0963941402 / 9780963941404 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Stories of early oil business in Fort Worth and biographies of its oilmen. Large format, 9"W X 11 1/4"H. 294 pp. Leather-like boards with bright gilt print, logo of the Fort Worth Petroleum Club, and a solid gilt derrick on front board. Very slight edgewear. Top and bottom of joints, front and rear, show very slight separation about 1" each. Very small smudge on bottom page edge. Clean and bright interior. No dust jacket as issued.. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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7 Helgesen, Sally Wildcatters: A Story of Texans, Oil, and Money
New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday 1981 038514637X / 9780385146371 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
198 pp. Tight copy with light wear on corners. Spine ends are bumped, and top spine end has worn cloth at front hinge. Clean interior. Pages are somewhat tanned. Dust jacket has chipping and creasing on spine ends, and corners have light wear. Rear panel has 1/4" tear. Rubbing on flap folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Kilman, Ed and Wright, Theon Hugh Roy Cullen: A Story of American Opportunity
New York, NY Prentice Hall Press 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Eggenhofer, Nick 
The life and accomplishments of Houston oilman. 376 pp. Presentation copy with laid in letter from Prentice Hall. Book has slight left lean and light edge wear. Bright with clean interior. Previous owner's stamp on top edge of front paste down paper. Dust jacket has price intact. Some instances of chipping and creasing. Spine is sunned. Rear panel shows light rubbing and spotting. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Lewis, Charles R. Discovery Wells
Austin Privately Published 1993 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket 8vo 
150 pp + Acknowledgements. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Green leatherlike boards with bright gilt type illustration of a gusher. Top page edge has slight discoloration, perhaps from manufacture. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Linsley, Judith Walker; Rienstra, Ellen Waler; and Stiles, Jo Ann Giant Under the Hill A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas in 1901
Austin, Texas Texas State Historical Association 2002 0876111827 / 9780876111826 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Friendly inscription on half-title page signed by all three authors. 304 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket has price intact and is bright and crisp with slight ege wear. Very nice signed copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Prindle, David S. Petroleum Politics and the Texas Railroad Commission (The Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation series)
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1981 029276474x / 9780292764743 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Orange cloth boards with spine showing very slight wear on bottom edge. Dust jacket is also bright, crisp and clean with very slight edge wear. Very nice copy 
Price: 25.00 USD
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