[TF.N Main] [Contact Us]
[Books - Main]
[Books -  More]
[Star Wars Book Reviews]

[Star Wars Book Release Schedule]

[Foreign Covers]

[EU Roundtable]


Latest Releases...
[Lost Tribe of the Sith: Secrets]

Lost Tribe of the Sith: Secrets [EB]

[Episode I: The Phantom Menace]

Episode I: The Phantom Menace [PB]

[Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual]

Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual [HC]

[Darth Plagueis]

Darth Plagueis [HC]

[The Wrath of Darth Maul]

The Wrath of Darth Maul [YR]

[Shadow Hunter]

Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter [PB]

[Shadow Games]

Shadow Games [PB]

[The Old Republic: Revan]

The Old Republic: Revan [HC]

[Riptide]

Riptide [PB]

[The Complete Vader]

The Complete Vader [HC]

[Star Wars Art: Comics]

Star Wars Art: Comics [HC]

[Heir to the Empire]

Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition [HC]

[Fate of the Jedi: Ascension]

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension [HC]

[Popular Stories]
CEII: Jabba's Palace Reunion - Massive Guest Announcements

Star Wars Night With The Tampa Bay Storm Reminder

Stephen Hayford Star Wars Weekends Exclusive Art

ForceCast #251: To Spoil or Not to Spoil

New Timothy Zahn Audio Books Coming

Star Wars Celebration VII In Orlando?

May The FETT Be With You

Mimoco: New Mimobot Coming May 4th

[Jedi Council Forums]
Troy Denning's Dark Nest trilogy (spoilers allowed)

The Official Alpha, the ARC Troopers and the Commandos Thread

The EU and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith- Spoilers Allowed

Secrets of the Jedi

Most powerful person in the galaxy

The Ages of EU Characters
[Poll]
There are no polls
currently operating
in this sector.
Please check
back soon.

View Poll Archives


Empire Building -
The Remarkable Real Life Story of Star Wars
by Garry Jenkins

Published by Citadel Press


Scott's Rating:   4 out of 4


This novels gives an extremely detailed description on the making of Star Wars. From Lucas' childhood to opening day, it talks about the major victories and the major defeats in bringing it to the big screen. This book has everything that Lucasfilm hasn't published.... or hasn't allowed published.



Scott:

    This is an incredible book. It tells about the how Lucas came up with some of his ideas for character names like 'wookiee'. It also talks about the fight Lucas and Gary Kurtz had to go through with the studios to get the film made. It talks about how Lippencot (sp?) basically was laughed out of a toy show, even thrown out of one booth, when he tried to pitch the idea of Star Wars toys. It talks about how those same people came crawling back to his feet when the movie began making millions. Truly, it is a miracle that this movie was even made. This novel acknowledges that and gives a tip of the hat to all those people behind the scenes that never get credit for making it possible. This book is also up to date. It ends right before the prequel casting was announced. The adventure continues!



Scott:

    This novel shows that there was definitely a dark side behind this film. It definitely shatters any fairy tale illusions you may have had about Lucas, the cast, and crew. You find that Lucas is a very shy, withdrawn individual. He's definitely not a people person. You also find that Star Wars broke up Harrison Ford's marriage, caused Fisher to get into drugs, and Hamill to live wildly (until reality struck him). You also find out a lot about fights on the set, broken friendships, and a lot of greed. It's not always a happy story, but it is definitely a must read for any Star Wars fan.



Scott:

    Just try finding a copy of this book. It's nearly impossible!


[All Posters]
Star Wars
AllPosters.com
Search For Posters, Cardboard Stand-Ups & T-Shirts!
Upcoming Birthdays
(next 10 days)
8/27 - Sal Fondacaro
8/31 - Jack Thompson
9/5 - Kendra Wall
[Rebelscum.com - Star Wars Collecting]
[TheForce.Net - FanFilms]
[TheForce.Net - FanForce] [TheForce.Net - Fan Art]
TheForce.Net - Your Daily Dose of Star Wars
THEFORCE.NET IS NOT ENDORSED BY LUCASFILM, LTD. PLEASE READ OUR DISCLAIMER. © 2014 COPYRIGHT TF.N, LLC
The Galaxy is Listening
[TF.N Main] [TF.N FAQ] [Contact Us]