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Star Wars and History by Lucasfilm, Ltd Staff (Hardcover)
At last—an analysis of the historical patterns that influenced the creation and storyline of the Star Wars saga Star Wars took place long ago in a galaxy far, far away, but its epic stories are based on our own history. From Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire to the French Revolution and the Vietnam War, Star Wars and History explores the major historical turning points, heroes, and villains in human history and their impact on the creation of the Star Wars saga. Star Wars and History shows how the atomic and hydrogen bombs led to the Death Star; how Princess Leia's leadership in the Rebel Alliance resembled the daring...
The Smurfs - Season 1, Volume 1
Lighthearted and adorable, the Smurfs have delighted millions of children with their animated adventures and can-do attitude. Located in...
by J&R Computer/Music World
Penguin Books The Rough Guide To Heavy Metal Book
The Rough Guide To Heavy Metal is a pocket-sized reference book is the definitive guide to heavy metal, from death metal to classic rock! It provides career biographies for more than 300 bands and artists, like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Darkness, Linkin Park, and Kyuss, highlighting their highs and lows, triumphs and disasters, and even the hair and horrors.The Rough Guide to Heavy Metal also covers sub-genres, from thrash to southern rock, Christian metal to hair metal, and glam. Critical discographies are included for every entry, reviewing the best of what's available on CD, with additional recommendations and reviews of the best of the rest. It also features pictures from the finest metal photographers, concert shots and album covers.
Deceptively simple, beautiful, moving, and hilarious, DUMBO is often overlooked when considering Disney's greatest films because perhaps...
by J&R Computer/Music World
Born To Run
An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico''s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America''s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall''s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run. From the Trade Paperback edition.