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The Military Science of Star Wars

The Military Science of Star Wars

George Beahm

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Thefirst ever in-depth analysis of the tactics and equipment used by the heroesand villains of the Star Wars universe has arrived! Spanning all of the films, this comprehensive book goes into detail about the various guerrilla tactics ofthe Rebel Alliance and the awe-inspiring might of the Grand Army of the Republic and Darth Vader's Empire.

Including detailed examples from Earth’s military history, bestselling author GeorgeBeahm illustrates how a merciless empire managed to subdue a galaxy with theapplication of overwhelming force and technology, and how a ragtag group of rebels could cobble together enough of a punch to topple a seemingly-unbeatable enemy.


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Praise for The Military Science of Star Wars

"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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George Beahm

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

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