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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 - General

Biography - General

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1 A. Scott Berg Lindbergh
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1998 0399144498 / 9780399144493 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1999 Pulitzer Prize award. Book is bright and clean with slightly weak front hinge and slight right lean. Previous owner's label on ffep. Dust jacket is unclipped, crisp and bright with very light edgewear. First Printing of First Edition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 Agnes Savill Alexander The Great and His Time
New York Dorset Press 1990 0880295910 / 9780880295918 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
300 pp. Crisp and bright copy with minor wear and slight foxing on top page edge. Dust jacket has a little creasing and light edgewear. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Alan Schom Napoleon Bonaparte
New York Harper Perennial 1998 0060929588 / 9780060929589 3rd Ptg. Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade paperback is clean, crisp and bright with a little curl at the front corners and a page that was dog-eared. Otherwise fine copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Anne Colver Mr. Lincoln's Wife
New York Farrar & Rhinehart, Inc. 1943 Reprint Cloth Very Good- Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight copy with dark smudging/smears on front edge of light cloth boards. Spine has darkened a little. Interior clean. No dust jacket. Good reading copy. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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5 Antonia Fraser Cromwell The Lord Protector
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1973 0394470346 / 9780394470344 2nd Printing Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
By noted British historian and biographer. 774 pp. Crisp and clean copy with light wear and rubbing to dark red cloth boards. No dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Arthur Layton Funk Charles De Gaulle, The Crucial Years 1943-1944
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
2nd Ptg. Great tri-color book - red, white and blue. Tight and crisp, clean and bright copy with very light shelfwear and no interior markings. Dust jacket has minor edgewear and slight rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Astor, Gerald Terrible Terry Allen
New York Presidio/Ballantine 2003 0891417605 / 9780891417606 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of U.S. Army General 1st Division (Big Red One) Gen.Terry Allen, WWII. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 374 pp. Book and dust jacket are both bright, clean and crisp. Appears unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Barbara W. Tuchman Stilwell and the American Experience in China 1911-1945
New York, New York, U.S.A. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1971 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good-- Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
621 pp. Black cloth boards have corner wear and spine ends are bumped and faded at the very edges. Also slightly fraying at edge of hinges. Hinges are a little loose and pages are a little darkened, with light shelf-soiling on bottom page edges. Previous owner's bookplate is on half title page. Dust jacket has chipping, creasing and tearing, with several chips missing. Still, intact and now in protective cover. Good reading/reference copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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9 Bob Greene Duty, A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won The War
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2000 0380978490 / 9780380978496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Edition, 1st Printing of this warm story of a son who learns about his father and his father's generation from Paul Tibbets, who flew the Enola Gay in its delivery of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Book and jacket are bright tight and crisp with negligible shelfwear. Remainder mark on bottom page ends. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Chance, Joseph E. Jose Maria De Jesus Carvajal: The Life and Times of a Mexican Revolutionary
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Trinity University Press 2006 1595340203 / 9781595340207 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 283 pp. Bright, tight, crisp and clean copy with like dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Charles Bracelen Flood Hitler, The Path to Power
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1989 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book Club Edition. Tight, clean, crisp and bright copy with very light shelfwear. Appears unread. Dust jacket is bright and colorful - has a small ship missing fron front hinge area and very faint rubbing. Very nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Charles Edward Nash Biographical Sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman
Dayton, OH Morningside Bookshop 1977 Facsimile Reprint Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Historical facsimile reprint. 300 pp. Bright and crisp copy with light wear on corners and spine ends. Very faint spotting on page edges. Nice copy without dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Charles L. Martin A Sketch of Sam Bass the Bandit
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1968 2nd Printing Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Crisp and bright copy with slight soiling on page ends and a few incidences of spotting on page margins. Has slight right lean and opens all the way to stitching at half title page. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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14 David Chandler Napoleon
New York Saturday Review Press 1973 0841502544 / 9780841502543 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
100 black and white illustrations and 16 color plates in this biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. Has minor shelfwear; pages a little yellowed from age as are top page ends. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with only a little bumping to top spine and some yellowing on flaps. Very nice copy. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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15 Desmond Seward Napoleon and Hitler, A Comparative Biography
New York The Viking Press 1989 0670814806 / 9780670814800 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Good++ Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Tight copy with clean interior. Slight wear to corners and edges. Bottom edge has moisture stain which does not impact interior, but does show on inside of dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing and slight chipping and tearing on edges. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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16 Donald F. Schofield Indians, Cattle, Ships & Oil, The Story of W.M.D. Lee
Austin, Texas University of Texas Press 1985 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB copy of the biography of an early Texas entrepreneur. Usual library markings and stamps - card pocket on front free end paper.Slight soiling on dedication page and verso as well as on the "Contents" page. Beginning of loosening of front hinge. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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17 Donna Bearden, Jamie Frucht The Texas Sampler
Privately Published 1976 Hard Cover Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Bicentennial celebration book sponsored byTexas Governor's Committee on Aging. Stories and recollections by old-time Texans. EX-LIB with usual markings. Creasing on ffep and ink writing with library bookplate. Card pocket on back free end page. Jacket is in library mylar cover held on by non-archival tape which has left slight ghosting on free end pages. The front and back of cover have age discoloration. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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18 E. R. Chamberlin Marguerite of Navarre
New York Dial Press 1974 0803752075 / 9780803752078 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
296 pp. Tight and crisp copy with very light wear. Faint stain on bottom page edge. Clean interior. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with light wear. Nice book club copy. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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19 E.B. Potter Bull Halsey, A Biography
Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press 1985 0870211463 / 9780870211461 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Admiral Halsey's biography by E.B. Potter, author of "Nimitz". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 421 pp. Crisp, clean and bright copy with a little light wear to boards. Slight right lean. Dust jacket is bright with minor creasing and chipping on edges. Interior paper backing of dust jacket has a defect that has caused the laminate to ripple on back cover. Now in protective cover. Nice copy. 
Price: 22.20 USD
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20 Edward G. Holley Charles Evans, American Bibliographer
Urbana, IL University of Illinois Press 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
343 pp. Tight and clean copy with light bumping on edges. Dust jacket has corner bumping and wear. Four small closed tears (larges 1/2") on top edge - one one either side of spine and two on rear panel. A little rubbing on hinges and flap folds. Spine is sun-faded. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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