Every writer uses his own way of life, his views and knowledge when creating his worlds and his charactrs. Star Wars is no different... The whole saga resembles our history, though it is placed far far away. The heroines are not that dissimilar to humane history women of valor, the imperial rise and fall happened on Earth again and again. Heroes who stand to the overwhelming forces of evil power-holders were present in our history and in the Skywalker's galaxy chronologies. Rebels and their actions - fairly the same. Family arguments, deceits and deceptions, the forces of light and dark side, even enterpreneurs and mobs thriving throughout the crises without any major problems at all - these were all present, if not constantly repeated during the 20th century, then happening permanently throughout our history. Nancy Reagin only chooses to show a few examples showing how the whole Star Wars were scripted after our history, how every creature present in the movie simply follows the lifelines of hundreds of earthlings, how the story twists often unravelled here. Giving many examples and discussing who, why and when allows everyone to see the connection between the little 3rd rock from the sun and the galaxies far far away where many races coexist and spread between stars and worlds of wonder. Great read for SW maniacs, even better for those who simply have seen the movie. Not a very good idea for someone who haven't seen the movie yet... but is there anyone here on this earth who gets close to this book and haven't seen it?