The World According to Star Wars

This book is fun, brilliant, and deeply original.”—Lee Child “For anyone who loves the movies, or loves to think about how the world works, or simply loves their father, this book will provoke and inspire.”—Duncan Watts

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062484246

Category: Social Science

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 Washington Post Bestseller There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. In rich detail, Sunstein tells the story of the films’ wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time.
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The Gospel According to Star Wars

The author contends that George Lucas, creator of the series, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment.

Author: John C. McDowell

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 9780664231422

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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McDowell explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the six films and shows the moral and spiritual complexity of the movies. The author contends that George Lucas, creator of the series, did not intend for his films to be mere entertainment.
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Republic

Welcome to the age of #Republic. In this revealing book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein shows how today’s Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it.

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400890521

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, a revealing account of how today's Internet threatens democracy—and what can be done about it As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand one another. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect. Welcome to the age of #Republic. In this revealing book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein shows how today’s Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it. He proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation, showing that #Republic need not be an ironic term. Rather, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies need most.
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On Freedom

From New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein, a brisk, provocative book that shows what freedom really means—and requires—today In this pathbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink ...

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691192024

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

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From New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein, a brisk, provocative book that shows what freedom really means—and requires—today In this pathbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice isn’t nearly enough. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go—whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships. In both rich and poor countries, citizens often have no idea how to get to their desired destination. That is why they are unfree. People also face serious problems of self-control, as many of them make decisions today that can make their lives worse tomorrow. And in some cases, we would be just as happy with other choices, whether a different partner, career, or place to live—which raises the difficult question of which outcome best promotes our well-being. Accessible and lively, and drawing on perspectives from the humanities, religion, and the arts, as well as social science and the law, On Freedom explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed—and shows what it would take to make freedom real.
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Conformity

Bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein reveals the appeal and the danger of conformity We live in an era of tribalism, polarization, and intense social division—separating people along lines of religion, political conviction, race, ethnicity ...

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479867837

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein reveals the appeal and the danger of conformity We live in an era of tribalism, polarization, and intense social division—separating people along lines of religion, political conviction, race, ethnicity, and sometimes gender. How did this happen? In Conformity, Cass R. Sunstein argues that the key to making sense of living in this fractured world lies in understanding the idea of conformity—what it is and how it works—as well as the countervailing force of dissent. An understanding of conformity sheds new light on many issues confronting us today: the role of social media, the rise of fake news, the growth of authoritarianism, the success of Donald Trump, the functions of free speech, debates over immigration and the Supreme Court, and much more. Lacking information of our own and seeking the good opinion of others, we often follow the crowd, but Sunstein shows that when individuals suppress their own instincts about what is true and what is right, it can lead to significant social harm. While dissenters tend to be seen as selfish individualists, dissent is actually an important means of correcting the natural human tendency toward conformity and has enormous social benefits in reducing extremism, encouraging critical thinking, and protecting freedom itself. Sunstein concludes that while much of the time it is in the individual’s interest to follow the crowd, it is in the social interest for individuals to say and do what they think is best. A well-functioning democracy depends on it.
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Impeachment

“With insight, wisdom, affection, and concern, Sunstein has written the story of impeachment every citizen needs to know. This is a remarkable, essential book.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin No one is above the law, not even the president.

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525506843

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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“With insight, wisdom, affection, and concern, Sunstein has written the story of impeachment every citizen needs to know. This is a remarkable, essential book.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin No one is above the law, not even the president. Impeachment is the most potent tool the founders gave us to ensure it, and yet few of us even know how it works. As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, Americans have a republic, if we can keep it. Preserving the Constitution and the democratic system it supports is the public's responsibility. One route the Constitution provides for discharging that duty--a route rarely traveled--is impeachment. Expanding beyond violations of the law, impeachment was meant to defend against any action that would undermine the foundations of our republic. Harvard Law professor Cass R. Sunstein provides a succinct citizen's guide to this essential tool of self-government. Taking us deeper than mere partisan politics, he illuminates the constitutional design behind impeachment and emphasizes the people's role in holding presidents accountable. In spite of the loud national debate over whether or not the House is right to impeach Trump, impeachment itself remains widely misunderstood. Sunstein identifies and corrects a number of common misconceptions, and describes how impeachment helps is an essential piece of our constitutional order, and a crucial part of the framers' decision to install an empowered executive in a nation deeply fearful of kings. With an eye toward the past and the future, Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide considers a host of actual and imaginable arguments for a president's removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment have been judicious and others not. And with an afterword and appendix on the current impeachment, it puts the national debate in its proper historical context. In direct and approachable terms, it is a guide through the treacherous waters of the impeachment process so that Americans of all political convictions may use their ultimate civic authority wisely.
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Star Wars ABC

With artistic alliterative text that describes each image and emphasizes each letter, Star Wars: ABC is a completely new way to learn about the legendary story of Star Wars.

Author: Scholastic Inc

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545227384

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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From Anakin, Boba Fett, and C-3PO to X-Wings, Yoda, and Zam Wesell. AAnakinAnakin is an amazing Jedi. BBoba FettBoba Fett is a bounty hunter. This one-of-a-kind alphabetical adventure through the imaginative and intergalactic world of Star Wars features the names and images of the most popular characters, droids, and creatures in this galaxy far, far away. With simple text that describes each image and emphasizes each letter, Star Wars: ABC invites readers of all ages to enjoy the legendary story of Star Wars in a whole new way.
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The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain

I went on to write for and produce artwork for Star Wars fan publications all over
the world.” According to Ian Whitlock, I felt that this was the end of the saga. I had
heard that it was going to be a nine-part saga and wondered if I'd ever see the ...

Author: Craig Stevens

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666082

Category: Performing Arts

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Among the top-grossing Hollywood blockbusters of all time, Star Wars launched one of the most successful movie and licensing franchises in history. Yet much of the film's backstory was set in Britain, where the original trilogy was made and where early efforts at tie-in merchandising were spearheaded. The author provides a detailed account of the saga's British connection, including personal recollections of fans in the UK, exclusive interviews with staff members of Palitoy who took on the challenge of producing millions of toys, and the story of how a group of writers from the underground press in London combined with Marvel comics to produce the first Star Wars expanded universe.
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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary

Go beyond Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with this definitive guide. Produced in close collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by Star Wars insider Pablo Hidalgo, this 200-page book is packed with incredible detail.

Author: Pablo Hidalgo

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241440186

Category: Performing Arts

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Go beyond Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with this definitive guide. Produced in close collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by Star Wars insider Pablo Hidalgo, this 200-page book is packed with incredible detail. Pore over more than 600 images, five stunning original cross-section artworks and behind-the-scenes photography in this must-have companion. Uncover the inner workings of the treadable and the secrets of Rey's Jedi library. Discover the Sith fortress world of Exegol and the treasures of droidsmith Babu Frik. Examine the brutal weaponry of the Knights of Ren and the ingenious garb of the Orbak riders. Meet the most notorious criminals of Kijimi and the sociable Aki-Aki on Pasaana. Study the intricate reforging of Kylo Ren's helmet and the menacing armor of the Sith troopers. With a foreword by Episode 9 writer Chris Terrio, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans of all ages. © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.
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The Physics of Star Wars

Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away--perfect for every Star Wars fan!"--

Author: Patrick Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507203309

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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"Explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we're closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away--perfect for every Star Wars fan!"--
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Star Wars The Lightsaber Collection

"This book is a bonanza for fans, cosplayers, and prop builders who always wanted to get an up close and personal look at lightsabers seen in the Star Wars saga." – SyFy Wire Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection is a comprehensive visual ...

Author: Daniel Wallace

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 1683839781

Category: Art

Page: 154

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Travel to a galaxy far, far away with this comprehensive guide featuring iconic lightsabers from the Star Wars galaxy. From Luke Skywalker’s iconic lightsaber to Darth Maul’s fearsome double-bladed hilt to Kylo Ren’s unique crossguard design, there is no other weapon more deeply entwined within Star Wars than the lightsaber. Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection is a comprehensive visual guide and exploration of the numerous lightsabers found within the Star Wars galaxy, featuring favorite hilts from the movies, animated series, comics, and video games. Each spread features a detailed illustration of each lightsaber, allowing readers to see the intricate detail in the hilts and the brilliance of each energy blade, as well as information about the construction and additional filmmaker anecdotes about the creation of each weapon. This striking book is a must-have for fans looking to discover more about legendary lightsabers and the warriors who wielded them.
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New York Magazine

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#2— "The World According to Garp." 653. PORT JEFFERSON-MINI EAST- 928-
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

This guide covers the history of how a multibillion-dollar and beloved institution was born and went on to flourish.

Author: Dan Casey

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781633193451

Category: Art

Page: 416

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Perfect for Star Wars fans who think they already know everythingOn May 25, 1977, the world of science fiction, film, and pop culture was changed forever with the release of Star Wars. The beginning of this epic space opera franchise would inspire an expanded universe of creativity, including books, comic books, theme parks, and much more. With extensive back stories, lore, and author Dan Casey's encyclopedic knowledge on the subject, this lively, detailed book explores the characters, storylines, and facts every true Star Wars fan should know. This guide covers the history of how a multibillion-dollar and beloved institution was born and went on to flourish. Dan Casey has collected every essential piece of Star Wars knowledge and trivia, including what infamous, cult classic TV movie introduced beloved bounty hunter Boba Fett, what Star Wars novel was released in 1976 before the first movie premiered, and what animal species is named after Han Solo. Whether you're a fan of the original film trilogy, an avid reader of the books, or can't wait to see what J. J. Abrams does with the next generation of movies, 100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the perfect resource for all Star Wars fans looking to increase their knowledge of the storied franchise and look back on the most memorable moments of a galaxy "far, far away."
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The Second Bill of Rights

This is an ambitious, sweeping book that argues for a new vision of FDR, of constitutional history, and our current political scene.

Author: Cass Sunstein

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786736010

Category: History

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In 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a State of the Union Address that was arguably the greatest political speech of the twentieth century. In it, Roosevelt grappled with the definition of security in a democracy, concluding that "unless there is security here at home, there cannot be lasting peace in the world." To help ensure that security, he proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" -- economic rights that he saw as necessary to political freedom. Many of the great legislative achievements of the past sixty years stem from Roosevelt's vision. Using this speech as a launching point, Cass R. Sunstein shows how these rights are vital to the continuing security of our nation. This is an ambitious, sweeping book that argues for a new vision of FDR, of constitutional history, and our current political scene.
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Radicals in Robes

This is a myth; in fact the justices once considered right-wing have now taken the mantle of the Court's moderates, and the liberal element has all but disappeared. Most people also think that judicial activism is solely a liberal movement.

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786734892

Category: Law

Page: 304

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Praised as a must-have primer during the Roberts and Alito hearings, Radicals in Robes offers a rigorous yet accessible analysis of what’s at stake in the judiciary choices made during these warring days of the Warren/Rehnquist legacy. Radicals in Robes pulls away the veil of rhetoric from a dangerous and radical movement and issues a strong and passionate warning about what conservatives really intend.
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The Star Wars Party Book

Presents entertaining ideas for hosting a Star Wars theme party. Includes food recipes, craft projects, and games.

Author: Mikyla Bruder

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811834913

Category: Cooking

Page: 60

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Presents entertaining ideas for hosting a Star Wars theme party. Includes food recipes, craft projects, and games.
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The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy

Already published in the series: 24 and Philosophy: The World According to Jack
Edited by Jennifer Hart Weed, Richard Brian Davis, and Ronald Weed 30 Rock
and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There Edited by J. Jeremy Wisnewski Alice in
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Author: Jason T. Eberl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119038078

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas’s creation is left philosophically unexamined in The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy. The editors of the original Star Wars and Philosophy strike back in this Ultimate volume that encompasses the complete Star Wars universe Presents the most far-reaching examination of the philosophy behind Star Wars – includes coverage of the entire film catalogue to date as well as the Expanded Universe of novels, comics, television series, games and toys Provides serious explorations into the deeper meaning of George Lucas’s philosophically rich creation Topics explored include the moral code of bounty-hunter favourite Boba Fett, Stoicism and the Jedi Order, the nature of the Dark Side, Anakin and Achilles in a nihilism face-off, feminism and being chained to a giant slug, cloning, de-extinction, fatherhood, Wookiees, loyalty, betrayal, guardians, republics, tyrants, terrorism, civic duty, friendship, family, and more! Publishing in time for the global release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015 – hotly anticipated to become the first film to top $3 billion in worldwide box office sales
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The Art of Star Wars Rebels

The award-winning team from Lucasfilm Animation brought the beloved occupants of the Ghost into our homes five years ago, now, take a step behind-the-scenes to witness the journey from paper to screen with The Art of Star Wars Rebels.

Author: Dan Wallace

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

ISBN: 9781506710914

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In the early days of the rebellion, a tight-knit group of rebels from various backgrounds banded together against all odds to do their part in the larger mission of defeating the Galactic Empire, sparking hope across the galaxy. The award-winning team from Lucasfilm Animation brought the beloved occupants of the Ghost into our homes five years ago, now, take a step behind-the-scenes to witness the journey from paper to screen with The Art of Star Wars Rebels. Featuring never-before-seen concept art and process pieces along with exclusive commentary from the creative team behind the show.
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The Star Wars

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This collection is the official adaptation of George Lucas's rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars, the film that changed motion pictures and the world.

Author: JW Rinzler

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9781302470326

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Collects The Star Wars #1-8. Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This collection is the official adaptation of George Lucas's rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars, the film that changed motion pictures and the world. You'll see familiar characters and places--but not all is the same in this long-ago and faraway galaxy. Still, strap yourself in for high adventure and lazersword duels, Jedi Knights, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and a battle to defeat the evil Empire!
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