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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 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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2 Arnold, Thomas D.D. History of Rome, Three Volumes in Two
Philadelphia D. Appleton & Co. 1846 Reprint Hard Cover Good/Good No Dust Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
2 Volumes, Complete Set. Vol I, 536 pp. Vol II,509 pp. Debossed cloth boards show light rubbing - bright gilt design on front board of each volumes. Forward edge of front board, Vol. 2, has small dent. Gilt title and design on spine are a little rubbed. Both volumes have been repaired, Vol. 2 having the spine piece re-glued and showing the beginning of separation at lower portion of front hinge. Corners have some chipping/bumping, as do spine ends and hinges to some extent. Previous owner's name written in old-fashioned script on front free end paper of both volumes which also have slight soiling/spotting. Extensive foxing on most pages with a little foxing on page edges. Top page edges also have some soiling and darkening. Both volumes are intact and sturdy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 Edith Hamilton The Echo of Greece
New York W. W. Norton 1957 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
224 pp. Tight copy with clean interior. Light wear to edges with soxe foxing on page ends. Dust jacket has light corner and spine end wear. Flap folds have a little rubbing, and rear flap fold is foxed. White background of rear of dust jacket is slightly yellowed. Nice book club copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 George C. Brauer, Jr. The Decadent Emperors
New York Barnes & Noble Books 1995 1st Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Subtitled, "Power & Depravity in Third-Century Rome". Originally titled: "The Young Emperors", this is a B&N edition. Crisp plean and bright copy. A few pages on front page ends have a little creasing -- otherwise fine. Dust jacket is bright and colorful with very slight edgewear. Nice copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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5 Graham Webster The Roman Imperial Army
New York Barnes & Noble Books 1994 1566194172 / 9781566194174 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Book is tight and dust jacket is colorful. Both are crisp, bright and clean with very slight shelfwear. Previous owner has left a National Geographic chart of their Great Peoples of the Past, "The Romans" -- we'll leave it for you! Very nice copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 John Wacher The Roman Empire
New York Barnes & Noble Books 1997 0760704384 / 9780760704387 1st Thus Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Very clean and bright copy -- appears unread. Dust jacket has ver slight rubbing and a trace of shelfwear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Kenneth Wellesley The Long Year A.D. 69
Boulder, CO Westview Press 1976 0891586091 / 9780891586098 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
234 pp. Tight and bright copy with very light wear. Light foxing on top page edge. Dust jacket has light edgewear and rubbing. Appears unread. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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8 McCutchan, Joseph D.; Joseph Milton Nance, Editor Mier Expedition Diary: A Texas Prisoner's Account
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Univ of Texas Press 1979 0292740069 / 9780292740068 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Foreword by Jane Kenamore. 246 pp.Clean and tight copy with minor edgewear. Bottom edge of front end papers has small scuffed area. Dust jacket has light chipping on corners and spine ends. Edges show a little wear, and flap folds, hinges and black background show some rubbing wear. Now in protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Michael Grant The Founders of the Western World, A History of Greece and Rome
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1991 0684193035 / 9780684193038 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
352 pp. Crisp and bright with light wear to boards. Light spotting on black cloth of spine. Dust jacket is bright with very light wear. Nice book club edition. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Michael Grant The Twelve Caesars
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1975 0684144026 / 9780684144023 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
282 pp. Crisp and bright copy with light edgewear. Light spotting to page ends. Dust jacket has light corner and edgewear. Inside flap folds have darkened slightly. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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11 N. G. L. Hammond The Genius of Alexander the Great
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press 1997 0807823503 / 9780807823507 2nd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good++ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
220 pp. Crisp, bright and clean copy with the slightest bumping on spine ends. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with very slight rubbing. Appears unread. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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