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The Military Science of Star Wars

The Military Science of Star Wars
 

George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis of its key battles to explain how the outmanned and outgunned rebel... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781250208514
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Published 30 April 2019 by Tor Books
Format Paperback, Annotated edition
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Author(s) By Beahm, George
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ISBN-13 9781250208514
ISBN-10 1250208513
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Tor Books
Imprint Tor Books
Publication Date 30 April 2019
Publication Country
Format Paperback, Annotated edition
Edition Annotated edition
Author(s) By Beahm, George
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Film Theory & Criticism
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Popular Culture
Warfare & Defence
History Of Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 104mm
Height: 170mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis of its key battles to explain how the outmanned and outgunned rebels ultimately prevailed against overwhelming forces. Contrasting the military doctrine of the real world with the fictional world of Star Wars, the author constructively criticizes the military strengths and weaknesses of Darth Vader's Galactic Empire and Kylo Ren's First Order... From Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) to Rogue One (2016), this timely book demystifies the operational arts in an accessible and entertaining way for military personnel and civilians. Replete with a glossary of military terms, this book is supplemented with an annotated bibliography.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review George Beahm does it again. This book explores the military elements and aspects of the STAR WARS universe, as seen and interpreted by a seasoned and knowledgeable military man. Not only does the book provide fascinating info and insights, it shows a boundless respect for the incredible universe created by George Lucas, and further immerses fans in its history and mythology. --Stephen J. Spignesi, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Work of Stephen King Exhaustive, reverential, and witty! The Military Science of Star Wars provides real-world insight into George Lucas's classic of imagination. --Jan Strnad, award-winning author of Star Wars: Prelude to Rebellion

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Author's Bio

GEORGE BEAHM has published more than thirty books, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages worldwide and have appeared on numerous bestseller lists including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and PublishersWeekly. A former Army major in the field artillery who served on active duty, in the National Guard, and in the Army Reserve, Beahm and his wife live in southeast Virginia.

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