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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date October 6, 2015
Pages 462
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465049899
ISBN-10 0465049893
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.12 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews
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"[A] tour de force.... Taylor's research is staggering, and even fans who believe they know all there is to know about the film franchise will find much to learn--and savor." --Associated Press

In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, veteran journalist Chris Taylor traces the Star Wars series from the difficult birth of the original film through its sequels, the franchise's death and rebirth, the prequels, and the preparations for a new trilogy. Taylor provides portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers, and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn Lucas's idea into a legend. He also jousts with modern-day Jedi, tinkers with droid builders, and gets inside Boba Fett's helmet, all to find out how Star Wars has attracted and inspired so many fans for so long. An energetic, fast-moving account of this creative and commercial phenomenon, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe explains how a filmmaker's fragile dream beat out a surprising number of rivals and gained a diehard, multigenerational fan base--and why it will be galvanizing our imaginations and minting money for generations to come.


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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (September 30, 2014)
9780465089987 | details & prices | 450 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $28.99
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Paperback
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from Gardners Books (May 5, 2016)
9781784970475 | details & prices | 496 pages | List price $15.20
About: In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Basic Books (October 6, 2015)
9780465049899 | details & prices | 462 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $16.99
About: "[A] tour de force.
from Gardners Books (October 9, 2014)
9781784970598 | details & prices | 496 pages | List price $25.35
About: In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic.
With Aroona Reejhsinghani | from Asia Book Corp of Amer (June 1, 1982); titled "The Art of South Indian Cooking"
9780318363028 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains The Art of South Indian Cooking
CD/Spoken Word
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With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (October 6, 2015)
9781480532557 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.99
About: In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic.
With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (September 30, 2014)
9781480532533 | details & prices | 7.00 × 6.75 × 1.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $59.97
About: In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic.
With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (September 30, 2014)
9781480532519 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.99
About: In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic.
With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (September 30, 2014)
9781480532526 | details & prices | 5.40 × 6.75 × 0.60 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.99
About: In 1973, a young filmmaker named George Lucas scribbled some notes for a far-fetched space-fantasy epic.

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