The Military Science of Star Wars
Author: George Beahm
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.
In The News
"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