PanThe Chicago Tribune...in a world currently taken by a biographical subject as rich and substantive as Alexander Hamilton, this may not be the one you're looking for. In many ways, there is simply not all that much to the story ... Film geeks will rejoice at the detailed explanation of how Star Wars was made. And there's great insight into the way the film industry works — and how Lucas and company changed it ... while Lucas was also an innovator in other aspects of the modern movie game — technology, merchandising, sequelizing — the unavoidable fact remains that he made a few good movies four decades ago and a huge amount of dross since ... Lucas emerges as a likable and largely admirable person — a tremendously accomplished guy who's enjoying his life and has done good things with it. But, again, is that a story worth telling — much less reading and paying for?
Ronald C. White
RaveThe Chicago Tribune...[a] superb new biography ... illuminating, inspiring and deeply moving ... No presidential biography can avoid serving as a comment on its own time. In this regard, White's book is an invaluable gift ... [White] has done yeoman's work to restore this good man to the American memory and, in the process, has done our country a great and timely service.