The World According to Star Wars

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Author(s): Cass R. Sunstein
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: May 31, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z100115483
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062566003
Narrator/s: Kaleo Griffith
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

"Star Wars is the ultimate mythological tale of our age, a hero's journey that is a tribute to the beauty of human freedom as well as an exploration of its dark complexities. In this gem of a book, the brilliant Cass Sunstein uses the series to explore profound questions about being a parent, a child, and a human. It will change the way you think about your own journey, and it might even make you pick up the phone and call your dad." A?? Walter Isaacson A deeply original celebration of George LucasA??s masterpiece as it relates to history, presidential politics, law, economics, fatherhood, and culture by Harvard legal scholar and former White House advisor. ThereA??s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, The Bible, and then thereA??s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting with down with a young child and hearing the sound of John WilliamsA?? 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 story of the filmsA?? wildly unanticipated success and what it has to say about why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about the 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 new light on the most beloved story of our time.

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Author(s): Cass R. Sunstein
Narrator(s): Kaleo Griffith
Product Number DD26476
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504760485
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Author(s): Cass R. Sunstein
Product Number EB00628816
Released: May 31, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Dey Street Books
ISBN: #9780062484246

Professional reviews

"Narrator Kaleo Griffith takes a conversational approach to this unusual book by a legal scholar and former Obama administration official. The author analyzes various themes of the Star Wars oeuvres, particularly father-son relationships and other familial patterns. Due to Griffith's friendly manner, one imagines Sunstein sitting across the table in a quiet cafŽ, chatting about what is clearly a favorite of his among today's great cultural phenomena. There is some deep thinking here, and not for fans only. Still, a snippet of the iconic music would have provided additional delight. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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