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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!

Photography - General

Photography - General

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1 Jack Kilby The Eye of Genius
Dallas, TX Meadows Museum 2008 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Catalogue for exhibition at Meadows Museum, SMU, July 12 - September 21, 2008, Staple-bound; unpaginated; fine softcover; crisp; clean; bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Kent Roberts Greenfield, Editor The War Against Japan Pictorial Record, U. S. Army in World War II
Washington, D.C. Office of Chief of Military History, Department of the Army 1952 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
471 pp. plus Appendix. Green cloth boards with bright gilt print and design. Boards show some spotting and scuffing wear, especially on upper portion of spine. Slight corner and spine end bumping. Clean interior with yellowing paper. No dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Conversations with the Dead: Photographs of Prison Life, with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054, Lyon, Danny; McCune, Billy
3 Lyon, Danny; McCune, Billy Conversations with the Dead: Photographs of Prison Life, with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1971 003085069X / 9780030850691 2nd Printing Soft Cover Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Oblong format, 11"W X 8"H. 196 pp. Clean, unmarked interior. White wraps have yellowed, especially on edges. Spine has insect damage - one 1 1/2" area from top edge and one 3" area in center. A little chipping at bottom spine end. Spine is beginning to separate but is still solid and usable. Wraps have light creasing and curling. Corners and other edges have light chipping/wear. Award-winning photojournalism from Lyon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Martha A. Sandweiss, Editor; Alan Trachtenberg; Barbara McCandless; Keith F. Davis; Peter Bacon Hales; Sarah Greenough Photography in Nineteenth Century America 1839-1900
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A. Amon Carter Museum 1991 0883600676 / 9780883600672 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Signed by one of the authors, Barbara McCandless, Curator of Photography at the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX. Large format trade paperback - 8 3/4" X 11 1/4"H. 335 pp. Top corner of front hinge has 1/2" tear and creasing, and bottom front hinge has bumping. Book has slight right lean. Corners and spine ends have bumping and shelf wear. Bottom page edge has light soiling, and forward page edge has very slight soiling. Clean interior. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Samponaro, Frank N.; Vanderwood, Paul J.; Runyon, Robert War Scare on the Rio Grande: Robert Runyon's Photographs of the Border Conflict, 1913-1916
Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Texas State Historical Assn 1992 0876110995 / 9780876110997 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Oblong format, 12"W X 9 1/2"H. 135 pp. Tight, bright and clean copy with light corner and spine end wear. Dust jacket has slight corner and spine end wear with light creasing on edges. Light rubbing shows on glossy finish, and front panel has a few tiny spots in laminate near hinge. Book review materials laid in from Assistant Curator of Photography at Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Swope, Robert Jr. Tall Dogs & Hellcats: A History of Air Group Two
New Hope, VA Heritage Trails 2002 0936441038 / 9780936441030 First Edition Pictorial Cover Fine No Dust Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Signed by Swope on title page. "Using Nearly 300 Previously Unpublished Photographs" by John Marshall Riddle who served on both Hornet and Shangri-La in Air Group Two. Oversize format, 8-3/4"W X 11-1/4"H. 248 pp. Bright, crisp, tight and clean copy. Unread. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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7 Wittliff, Bill La Vida Brinca
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 2006 0292713207 / 9780292713208 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Signed by Author
Signed in brown ink by writer, photographer, producer Bill Wittliff on page opposite half-title page and dated 2007. Wittliff's studies in sepia tones of his pinhole camera technique which he calls "tragaluces", "Light Swallowers" are set in this over-sized square format, 12-1/4"X12-1/4", 105 pp, beautifully produced by UT Press. Fine in near fine dust jacket that has very slight edge creasing. Unread. Dust jacket now in protective cover. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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