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Disney Books

Discussion in 'Disney Co News & Discussion' started by jmp85, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. jmp85

    jmp85 Member

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    In the past year I have read "Disney War" and I am currently half way through "An American Original: Walt Disney" by Bob Thomas. I really enjoyed Disney War and was curious what others thought about the book. I had heard that Bob Thomas' biography of Walt was the best one out there, but I have got to say I'm a little disappointed thus far. The book seems to lack real insight or interesting stories about Walt. Sure, there are a few, but all in all, I really thought there would be more about the man that founded what became the Walt Disney Co.
     
  2. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    The Thomas book is the Disney authorized and published biography. I think my favorite biography of Walt Disney is The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life by Steven Watts. It's focus is not just on Disney's life but also how his work impacted American culture.
     
  3. fox_198

    fox_198 Well-Known Member

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    I have a rather small biography book of Walt Disney that I got when I was a kid. I haven't touched it in years and I'm sure it's incredibly oversimplified, but it's the only Disney biography I have.

    I'll have to check out these other books
     

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