Jedi Vs. Sith: Star Wars: The Essential Guide To The Force by Ryder WindhamJedi Vs. Sith: Star Wars: The Essential Guide To The Force by Ryder Windham

Jedi Vs. Sith: Star Wars: The Essential Guide To The Force

byRyder Windham

Paperback | November 27, 2007

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The Force, in the immortal words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “surrounds us, it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.” The fortunate few who are able to tap into this extraordinary power have studied and cultivated the full spectrum of its potential–either embracing its virtuous qualities or succumbing to its evil temptations. The Jedi seek to bring peace and enlightenment to the galaxy, while the Sith hunger only for conquest and control.

This comprehensive one-of-a-kind overview chronicles the known history of the Force and its wielders down through the ages, from the founding tenets of Jedi and Sith teachings to the landmark events and legendary figures who have shaped the struggle between the light and dark sides. In first-hand accounts by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, Darth Bane, Darth Vader, Count Dooku, Emperor Palpatine, and a host of other Jedi Masters, Sith Lords, scholars, and sages, Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force spans the breadth of available knowledge, including

• the first recorded discovery of the Force
• significant battles affected by the Force throughout galactic history
• the purpose, construction, and importance of Holocrons
• the evolution of the Jedi and Sith orders
• Force-sensitive abilities–including battle meditation, telekinesis, and “mind tricks”
• noteworthy Jedi and Sith lightsabers, and the seven forms of lightsaber combat
• a vivid portrait of the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker
PLUS–More than one hundred brand new full-color illustrations!

No Star Wars library is complete without this definitive guide to understanding the Force. Remember: the Force will be with you . . . always!
Title:Jedi Vs. Sith: Star Wars: The Essential Guide To The ForceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10.9 × 8.46 × 0.55 inPublished:November 27, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345493346

ISBN - 13:9780345493347

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Star Wars Fans rejoice Great book; have read it through couple of times. Since Disney bought the franchise most of it is not "canon" now but still very enjoyable. Great tales and artwork. Must buy for Star Wars fans
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you're a Star Wars geek, this is essential This book provides a compendium of all that is known about the history of the Jedi and the Sith based on the movies, books, comics, and extended universe. It is terrific to have all this information in one handy book that ties it all together and brings George Lucas' vision into focus. My only complaint is that there is not enough information on Darth Sidious, the evil Emperor of the movie series. It would have been cool to have information on how he first became seduced by the dark side of the Force, why his Force sensitivity was never discovered by the Jedi in their infant screening program, how he recruited his apprentices, and some of his exploits prior to The Phantom Menace. I would also like to know if it was Sideous, or his master Plagueis, who created Anakin Skywalker, as Sidious suggests in The Revenge of the Sith.
Date published: 2009-07-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Something Surprising I didn't expect to find this book interesting, much less buy it. Nonetheless, I did find it interesting and did indeed buy it. I bought it, less for the pseudo-history of the Star Wars universe (although the continuity is preserved well), and more for the philosophy that the book contained. The book talks in depth about the philosophy of the Jedi knights and the Sith lords. Now I realize that much of the Jedi philosophy was taken from eastern philosophy without even a costume change, but the philosophy of the Sith was very interesting. This book is worth a look if you are a Star Wars fan, or if you find pop philosophy to by worth thinking about.
Date published: 2008-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money ! If you are a Star Wars fan and you want to know more about who's who and what happened when in the expanded universe, this book is for you. It is presented in a very cool format that makes reading it less like reading an encyclopedia like the other installments. It is given to you as if you are a Jedi in training looking into the archives to answer questions about the force. Most of the information is exerps recorded on various hollocrons from many different people from Luke to Count Dooku and beyond. The exerps are presented in a way that makes you feel as if you are right there at the time the recording was made. A few surprises are to be found, and some information that fills in some gaps is also presented. I found this book more like a cool novel to read. You really feel as if you are in the Jedi Archives requesting information and tapping into 25,00 years of recorded Jedi history. Don't wait, get it now.
Date published: 2007-12-11