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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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Biography - Americans

Biography - Americans

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1 The Life and Tragic Death of Jesse James The Western Desperado
Austin, TX Steck Co. 1966 Reprint Pictorial Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Carol Rogers, Color 
1966 Facsimile Reproduction of original 1883 Edition with Preface and Acknowledgement added. 96 pp. In slip case. Crisp, bright and clean copy with very minor edgewear and a small mark on top edge near hinge. Glassine cover is clear and bright with very little wear. Slip case shows some wear with 2inch closed split along bottom fold. Some darkening and shelf soiling along edges. Very nice copy. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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2 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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3 Aldrin, Buzz;McConnell, Malcolm Men from Earth (SIGNED)
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. Bantam Dell Pub Group 1989 0553053744 / 9780553053746 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed "Buzz Aldrin" on half title page. 1st Ed., 1st Ptg. by number line. Previous owner's name along with address label on front free end paper which has a yellowed area on bottom corner, perhaps from label removed. Bright, crisp, and tight - apparently unread. Dust jacket has price intact and is bright, crisp and clean in protective cover. 
Price: 195.00 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 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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6 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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7 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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8 Bonekemper, Edward H. A Victor, Not a Butcher : Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company 2004 089526062X / 9780895260628 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
1st Ed., 1st Ptg. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy with very minor spine end bumping. 456 pp. Appears unread. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with slight edgewear. Nice copy. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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9 Carl Van Doren James Branch Cabell
New York The Literary Guild 1932 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Noted editor and writer Carl Van Doren comments on Virginian James Branch Cabell - the reality and the legend. Special revised edition, 1932. Book shows minor edgewear, and is tight. Black and white boards with black cloth spine on which the ink of the title has faded. Pages are yellowing with some foxing on end papers and edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 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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11 D. A. Kinsley Custer, Favor the Bold, A Soldier's Story
New York, NY Promontory Press 1968 0883940744 / 9780883940747 First Thus Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
EX-LIB copy with minimal library markings and stamps. Card pocket on ffep. Book is tight with little wear and light discoloration on page edges. Dust jacket is bright; taped to boards of book and has index number taped to spine. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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12 David D. Cooper, Editor Thomas Merton and James Laughlin Selected Letters
New York W. W. Norton 1997 0393040690 / 9780393040692 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Bright, tight clean and crisp copy with previous owner's name on ffep. Dust jacket is brightwith very slight shelfwear, including a tiny tear on top edge near corner on front. Very nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 David Donald Lincoln's Herndon
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1948 No Stated Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First book by two time Pulitzer prize winning biographer and well-known Lincoln authority, David Donald. Book shows some corner and spine end bumping. Dust jacket has slight chipping on corners, spine ends and edges. It is price-clipped and shows some rubbing on back. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 David McCullough John Adams
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 2001 0684813637 / 9780684813639 12th Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Copy is bright and crisp without interior marking. Very light soiling to page ends. Dust jacket is also bright and crisp with slight rubbing which shows on light background of back. Nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 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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19 Evan S. Connell Son of the Morning Star, Custer and the Little Bighorn
San Francisco North Point Press 1984 0865471606 / 9780865471603 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
441pp. Book has very slight right lean - minor shelfwear on corners and spine ends. Page edges show a few very small stains. Previous owner's bookplate on front pasted down paper. Dust jacket has minor edgewear and spine is somewhat sunfaded. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Ezra J. Warner Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana State University Press 1978 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
420 pp. From the collection of a Civil War generals burial site researcher. Two-tone gray cloth boards with bright gilt design and print. Hinges are slightly loosened. Light corner and spine end wear, with light rubbing on hinges and bottom edges. Glue residue from manufacturing on front board where the two colors of fabric meet. Front pasted down paper has note on top edge, "9/24/81, Appomatox, VA" and rear free end paper has calculations in ink. Other ink notations, mostly dates under pictures throughout book, obviously used as resource material. Page edges are a little darkened with light soiling on bottom edge. Dust jacket has creasing, and rubbing wear, especially showing on rear panel's light colored background. Chipping on top of spine end and corners. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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