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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 Alec Thackeray You'll Need a Guardian Angel
New York W. W. Norton 1979 0393012743 / 9780393012743 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
From the dust jacket, " A true story of heroism and survival in World WarII". 1st Edn., 1st Ptg. Clean and crisp copy. Ink stamp, "MD" on bottom page ends. Dust jacket has price intact. With light edgewear and adhesive residue on lower front. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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2 Allen G. Kirtley The Sea Angel
Lewisville, TX My-Angel Press 1995 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
64 pp + Epilogue & Photos. Personal narrative. Trade paperback is inscribed. by author on Author's Note page. Previous owner's bookplate on reverse of front wrap. Slight edgewear with light creasing on front hinge and a little curl to front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Atkinson, Tex From The Cockpit: Coming Of Age In The Korean War
Houston, Texas, U.S.A. John m Hardy Pub Co 2004 0971766746 / 9780971766747 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Atkinson on half-title page, this is his story - a small town Texas boy's experiences as a Navy aviator in the Korean War. He's definitely a member of the Greatest Generation. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 223 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy, as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. American
Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press 1991 0874747422 / 9780874747423 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography by the commander of the Tuskegee Airmen, famous for their flying skills and their trials in the U.S. military in the '40s. He retired as a three-star general. With a foreword by L. Douglas Wilder. Tight and crisp copy with very light wear to boards and very faint smudging on bottom page ends. Else clean inside and out. Dust jacket has slight corner bumping and top spine has some creasing. Creasing along edges of back cover with a little chipping on bottom. Red of spine has faded somewhat. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander
Washington, D.C. Infantry Journal Press 1947 First Edition Cloth Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Classic account of battle written by commander of a platoon during the Battle of the Bulge. MacDonald would go on to write other authoritative works - a highly-respected military historian. Hard to find First Edition, so stated. Tan boards with blue design and print - front board has representation of a CIB (Combat Infantryman's Badge) and print on spine is bright, but there is a stain which has darkened the lower 1 3/4 in. of spine and onto about 1" of front bottom edge. Also shows faintly on bottom edge of back board. There are a couple of other faint spots on the back of spine. Edges show a little darkening and inside cloth edges have a little foxing. There is a gift inscription on front free end paper and an ink number and mark. Else clean interior. Page ends have some foxing. No jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Charles B. MacDonald Company Commander
Washington, D.C. Infantry Journal Press 1947 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Classic account of battle written by commander of a platoon during the Battle of the Bulge. MacDonald would go on to write other authoritative works - a highly-respected military historian. Hard to find First Edition, so stated. Tan boards with blue design and print - front board has respresentation of a CIB (Combat Infantryman's Badge). Very slight wear to boards and there is a light smudge on front and a little rubbed spot on back. Spine is slightly darkened. Front hinge is beginning to loosen. No jacket. Very nice copy of military classic. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Chuck Carlock Firebirds
Arlington, Tx Summit Publishing 1995 1565301978 / 9781565301979 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Clean, crisp and bright copy which appears unread. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with faint rubbing on white background of back. Very nice copy. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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8 Chuck Carlock Firebirds
Arlington, Tx Summit Publishing 1995 1565301978 / 9781565301979 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by author on half-title page.1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Clean, crisp and bright copy with very minor edgewear. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with rear panel showing a little dark rubbing. Very nice copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Clark Clifford with Richard Holbrooke Counsel to the President, A Memoir
New York, NY Random House 1991 0394569954 / 9780394569956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 2nd Ptg. 709 pp. Crisp and bright copy with minor edgewear and light spotting on page edges. Inscribed in red ink on front free end paper by someone named Clark: "Chappy Channukah to ___. Stay off the wacky tobacky." Dust jacket is bright with light rubing and minor edgewear. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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10 Davis, Billy; Skidmore, Richard S. The Civil War Journal of Billy Davis: From Hopewell, Indiana to Prot Republic, Virginia
Greencastle, IN Nugget Pub 1989 0962329207 / 9780962329203 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Large format trade paperback - 8 1/2"W X 11"H - 179 pp. Inscribed by Skidmore on front free end paper. Tight copy with previous owner's bookplate on revers of front panel. Light edge and rubbing wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Denis Johnston Nine Rivers from Jordan
Boston Little Brown and Company 1955 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book has bumping and rubbing on light boards and has slight right roll. Front free end paper has "whiteout" spot on top corner, else interior is clean. Pages have yellowed. Dust jacket is now in protective cover and has significant chipping, tearing and creasing. Missing several chips and 1 1/2" portion at bottom of spine and 1/2" deep across top of spine which is darkened. Also a piece 1"X1/2" missing from top of back hinge at spine. White portions of jacket are rubbed and yellowed. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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12 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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13 Donald, David Herbert Gone for a Soldier: The Civil War Memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard
Boston Little Brown and Company 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Complete with pencil sketches and wash drawings of Private Bellard. 7 3/4"W X 9 1/2"H, 298 pp. Blue cloth boards with bright silver print and design. Light bumping on corners and spine ends. Very faint shelf soiling on bottom page edge and slight spotting on other page edges. Dust jacket has had price removed in a carefully torn semi-circle. Blue of background shows a little light spotting and is rubbed white on front flap fold. Lighter rubbing on rear flap fold and both hinges. Corners have some chipping, along with spine ends and hinge top. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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14 Doris Kearns Goodwin Wait Till Next Year
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1998 0684847957 / 9780684847955 5th Ptg. Thus Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Goodwin's personal account of growing up loving baseball. Trade paperback - 261 pp. Tight and bright copy with very light wear to wraps. Previous owner's address label on verso of front wrap. Nice copy. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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15 E. A. Bode, Edited By Thomas T. Smith A Dose of Frontier Soldiering
Lincoln, NE University of Nebraska Press 1994 0803242328 / 9780803242326 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"The Memoirs of Corporal E. A. Bode, Frontier Regular Infantry, 1877-1882". 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 237 pp. Crisp, bright and clean. Brown cloth boards have gilt type that is bright. Very top edge of front boards shows a little slight fading. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Dust jacket has tearing from top front hinge down about 2" onto spine area. Light rubbing shows on pale background of dust jacket. Slight chipping/wear at corners and bottom spine ends. There is a small brown spot on front cover next to the illustration (army socks). Nice copy. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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16 Ed Gooding and Robert Nieman Ed Gooding Soldier, Texas Ranger
Longview, TX Ranger Publishing 2001 0967331919 / 9780967331911 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Robert Nieman with inscription on front free end paper. 269 pp. Bright, crisp and clean copy - as is dust jacket. Unread. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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17 Elijah L. Shettles, Archie P. McDonald, Editor Recollections of a Long Life
Nashville, TN Blue & Gray Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of Elijah L. Shettles, "a builder of churches" with foreword by J. Frank Dobie. 186 pp. Crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor wear. Dust jacket is bright with light corner and spine end wear and minor rubbing on hinges. Very nice copy. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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18 Frances Stevenson, A.J.P. Taylor, Editor Lloyd George, A Diary By Frances Stevenson
New York Harper & Row 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
338 pp. Tight and clean copy with light wear on corner and spine ends. Edges of blue cloth boards are slightly faded. Dust jacket is bright with slight wear on edges of front panel. Light creasing on spine ends, and a 1/4" closed tear on bottom front edge near corner. White backtround is slightly darkened on top edge and base of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Francis L. Loewenheim, Harold D. Langley, and Manfred Jonas, Editors Roosevelt and Churchill, Their Secret Wartime Correspondence
Bew E. P. Dutton and Company Inc. 1975 0841503346 / 9780841503342 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. 805 pp. Tight copy is clean and bright with bumping on spine and 1/4" tear in cloth of top of spine. Page edges are slightly yellowed, with light foxing on top & bottom edges. Dust jacket has 1/2" closed tear at top of spine. Else light corner and edgewear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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20 Frank Laskier My Name Is Frank, A Merchant Seaman Talks
London George Allan & Unwin Ltd. 1941 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
By the merchant seaman who gave a post script to the BBC news the first Sunday in October, 1941, urging the British people to remember what the merchant seamen had been through and to 'never, never give up!'" Stiff paper wraps with flaps front and back. Intact, but wear on top of spine, about 1" split. Some rubbing on folds, spine edges and a little on front cover. Chipping and loss on bottom of spine and a little along fron spine hinge. Clean interior. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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