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Star Wars: The Essential Chronology (Star Wars: Essential Guides)

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The latest "Star Wars( Essential Guide" chronicles the entire history of the "Star Wars" universe, based on the classic "Star Wars" movies, novels, and other adventures that began with "Star Wars: A New Hope" and starred Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. Illustrations.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 5th 1999 by Del Rey
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Marsha Altman
Apr 19, 2014 Marsha Altman rated it really liked it
This book, which dates from 2000, was a pretty good effort at the time to compile a complete chronology of all of the events in the Star Wars movies, books, video games, comics, TV specials, and anything under official license. It helps that the author a lot of these official books that came out in the 90's until today. He's still a working writer, actually. It's an interesting look back at a chronology that will be voided by the Disney movies, I assume, as it deals with events post-Return of th ...more
Alex Stroshine
Jan 20, 2015 Alex Stroshine rated it really liked it
Good, though now outdated and what's more, a myth (thanks a lot Disney!).
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Apr 13, 2016 J rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars Fans
Shelves: paperback
A nice primer of all the Star Wars stories published prior to this book's publishing in 2000. Star Wars: The Essential Reader's Companion I felt was superior as it's art was higher quality and it had the benefit of many more years information both published stories and the conclusion of the prequels.
Brian Mathieu
Apr 16, 2013 Brian Mathieu rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
This is a stitching-together of many of the tales in the Star Wars universe, going back about 25,000 years. It's a little much to take in all at once, cover-to-cover, but not a bad reference to use when you've got a question about something mentioned in a movie/book/game.
Natasha
Mar 29, 2008 Natasha rated it really liked it
I would like these books better if they were actual pictures instead of illustrations. But they do provide you with great in-depth details to nearly ALL the characters of Star Wars, both in the movies and Expanded Universe!
Allison
Nov 13, 2009 Allison rated it it was amazing
This book is wonderful because it proves how much George Lucas screwed up his own story.
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detailed collection of character history and description
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Star Wars Universe
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Pretty dense, very detailed discussion of Star Wars "history." Fun to have it all together in one album, but I'm not enough of a fan to take the time to read the whole thing.
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