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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!

U. S. Marine Corps

U. S. Marine Corps

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1 The Marines in Vietnam 1954-1973, An Anthology and Annotated Bibliography
Washington, D.C. History and Museums Division Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps 1974 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
277 pp. Large format, 8"W X 10 1/2"H. Tight with light wear on corners and spine edges. Some darkening to spine and edges of white wrappers. Clean interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Donald Vining, Editor American Diaries of World War II
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Pepys Press 1982 0960227067 / 9780960227068 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Personal narratives of 24 servicemen from WWII, those who served on land, on the sea, in the air and as POW's. This copy is signed & inscribed, "To ___ with God's blessings and best wishes", on half title page by one of those POW's whose story is told, Mike Harkovich. Bright orange boards with bright gilt title on spine. Slight bumping on corners and spine ends. Small ink mark on Contents page - else clean interior. No dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Henry Berry Semper Fi, Mac
New York, NY Arbor House 1982 0877953708 / 9780877953708 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Living Memories of the U.S. Marines in World War II". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg.Clean, crisp and bright copy appears unread. Very light bumping on corners and spine ends. Dust jacket also has very light creasing on corners. Has 1/2" closed tear on bottom edge of front panel near hinge. Now in protective cover. Very nice copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Henry I. Shaw, Jr. Tarawa: A Legend is Born
New York, NY Ballantine Books 1969 1st Paperback Ptg. Thus Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback - 160 pp. Book has slight right lean and some creasing on wrapper. Slight edge and corner wear. Front wrap has slight discoloration which shows on white print and a little spotting on bottom portion. Bottom page edge has staining which does not affect interior text block which is clean. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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5 James Brady The Marines of Autumn, A Novel of the Korean War
New York St. Martin's Press 2000 0312262000 / 9780312262006 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First Edition, First Printing of this novel by Parade writer, James Brady, himself a Marine at the "Frozen Chosin". Tight and bright copy with slight shelfwear and very faint discoloration on page edges. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very minor shelfwear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Lieutenant Colonel William R. Fails, USMC Marines and Helicopters 1962-1973
Washington, D.C. History and Museums Division Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps 1978 No Stated Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Oversize format , 8"W X 10 1/2"H, trade paperback. 262 pp. Light wear to page edges and corners. Red areas of wraps shows slight rubbing. Top of spine is bumped with tears in wrapper, but tight and intact. Crisp, clean book - nice copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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7 Martin Russ Line of Departure: Tarawa
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1975 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled "The dramatic story of the annihilating 76-hour battle marking the starting point of defeating the enemy in the Pacific". Book is tight and crisp with slight bump on spine and owner's label on ffep. Jacket has minor chipping to cornersand tearing around spine edges. The white of the dust jacket is yellowing on edges. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Robert Leckie Okinawa, The Last Battle of World War II
New York, NY Viking Penguin 1995 067084716X / 9780670847167 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Noted military historian Leckie narrates the bravery and horrors faced by U.S. forces in taking the island of Okinawa, the last great battle in the Marine Corps's island hopping campaign to defeat the Japanese in World War II. Book is as new, but for black remainder mark on bottom pages edge. Dust jacket is bright with very light rubbing. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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9 Smith, Perry M. A Hero Among Heroes: Jimmie Dyess and the 4th Marine Division
Quantico, VA Marine Corps Association 1998 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by author,USAF Maj. Gen. Perry & inscribed on title page which also has previous owner's, a Lt. Col. at the Air War College. 243 pp. Wrappers show light edge wear, and a light reading crease on front hinge. Clean and bright interior. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Wright, Derrick Hell of a Way to Die: Tarawa Atoll 20-23 November 1943
London Windrow & Greene 1996 1859150284 / 9781859150283 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
160 pp. Tight copy with black boards - rear board shows slight rubbing on bottom edge. Light bumping on spine ends and corners. Else minor edgewear. Clean interior. Dust jacket has 3/4" closed tear on top edge of rear panel. Else light chipping/creasing on edges, corners and spine ends. No edition listed, perhaps a Book Club Edition. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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