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  Darth Skuldren
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The first book in a proposed series that would also include science and politics, Star Wars and History will gather various essays that compare how history found it's way into the Star Wars saga. You can read more about it here



I think this could be a pretty interesting book to see just what sort of historical elements were in Star Wars. And it certainly helps that they've got George Lucas' support.
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Sounds pretty cool. Star Wars and history... Two of my favorite things combined in one! Very Happy
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Well I got a chance to read this book, and I was disappointed. As a lover of both Star Wars and history, this seemed like a good bet, however the format of the book didn't work very well.

The book is composed of 11 essays written almost entirely by professors and teachers. Unfortunately all of those essays read like your typical college essays...they're not very entertaining. While the book certainly covers a lot of different comparisons between historical places, people, and themes with corresponding ones in Star Wars, none of them are covered in much depth, so you don't get much out of it. It's a good way to expand your horizons perhaps to comparisons you never thought of or people you are unfamiliar with, but you won't really learn much about any of them.

The book also has pictures, most black and white. It's a nicely bound hardcover, over 300 pages, with a good index and a section for notes. If you're looking for Star Wars trivia, you'll find very little. All in all, it's not a book I would recommend to anyone unless your looking for a good source for ideas.
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Well, the cover looks pretty impressive, you got to owe it that! Cool
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It sure is pretty! And like you said SW and history together nothing beats that
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