Welcome to the first book devoted to analyzing the actual historical events that influenced the creation of George Lucas's epic adventure: STAR WARS. Here you will find a treasure trove of essays, observations, facts, and photos that helped inspire the Star Wars universe.
This enriching book includes 11 essays by a "council" of history scholars–written in collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm. It also gives new insight into central characters and events from history that helped bring the Star Wars universe to fruition. Loaded with stunning photos from the Lucasfilm Archives, as well as historical photos that demonstrate the parallels between both worlds, Star Wars and History promises to satisfy the most ardent of Star Wars fans. It will take you to a galaxy far, far away ... and then bring you back a little closer to home.