Star Wars The Rise and Fall of the Galactic Empire (Hardcover)

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A history of the dark times

"So this is how liberty dies—with thunderous applause."

-Senator Padmé Amidala


When Palpatine declared the birth of his new Empire, he expected it would stand for millennia. Instead, it lasted only 24 years. This is the story of how a tyrannical regime rose from the ashes of democracy, ruled the galaxy with an iron fist, and then collapsed into dust.


It is a story of war and heroes, of the power of propaganda and the dangers of complacency. But most of all, it is a story of normal people trying to live their lives in the face of a brutal dictatorship.


From the ruthlessness of Darth Vader's campaigns to the horrors of the Tarkin Initiative, this book offers fresh new insights into the dark entity at the core of Star Wars.


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Dr. Chris Kempshall is an historian focusing on the First World War and popular representations of warfare. He currently teaches courses on history and war at the Bader International Study Centre and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Army Leadership, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Product Details ISBN: 9780744098822
ISBN-10: 0744098823
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 432
Language: English