The Star Wars galaxy might not be so far, far away according to a book in the works from publisher John Riley& Sons. The book, Star Wars and History, will collect essays from historians probing the connection between the Star Wars movies and real-life history. The book will be edited by Nancy Reagin, a history professor at Pace University, and Janice Liedl, an associate professor of history at Laurentian University in Ontario. It is planned for publication in 2014.
According to an article at the New York Times Media Decoder blog, the professors will be working closely with Star Wars creator George Lucas, a history buff himself. Read more here.
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