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In episode 363 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat with prolific author George Beahm about his new book – The Military Science of Star Wars.
About The Military Science of Star Wars: George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis of its key battles to explain how the outmanned and outgunned rebels ultimately prevailed against overwhelming forces.
Contrasting the military doctrine of the real world with the fictional world of Star Wars, the author constructively criticizes the military strengths and weaknesses of Darth Vader’s Galactic Empire and Kylo Ren’s First Order…
From Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) to Rogue One (2016), this timely book demystifies the operational arts in an accessible and entertaining way for military personnel and civilians.
Replete with a glossary of military terms, this book is supplemented with an annotated bibliography.
About George Beahm: GEORGE BEAHM is a New York Times bestselling author. He has written more literary companions than any other writer, and has published more than thirty books on pop culture icons, such as Michael Jordan, J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Indiana Jones, Anne Rice, Patricia Cornwell, The Big Bang Theory T.V. show, Caribbean Pirates, censorship, and several books on Stephen King. A former U.S. Army officer, he served on active duty and in the National Guard and Army Reserve.
This week’s picks:
- George: Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
- John: Last.fm
- Patrick: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
- John Anealio on Twitter
- Patrick Hester on Twitter
- The Functional Nerds Patreon Page
- Patrick’s Book: Into the Fire (available everywhere)
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