Walt Disney: A Biography

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Walt Disney: A Biography

Format:  Hardcover,

155 pages

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

Publish Date: Jul 2010

ISBN-13: 9780313358302

ISBN-10: 0313358303

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Walt Disney has been dissected, criticized, and lauded in numerous biographies, most of which try to penetrate the psychology of the man and his motives. "Walt Disney: A Biography" takes a cultural approach, looking at Disney as both a product of his culture and a cultural innovator who influenced entertainment, education, leisure, and even history.

Drawing on many original sources, "Walt Disney" provides an overview of this genius's remarkable life and family. At the same time, the book places Disney in the context of his times as a way of exploring the roots of and inspiration for his creativity. Because Walt Disney's creations and ideas still affect our movies, play activities, vacation choices, and even our dreams and imagination, his influence is as important today as it was when he was alive, and this thoroughly engaging book shows why.


Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Publish Date: Jul 2010
ISBN-13: 9780313358302
ISBN-10: 0313358303
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 155
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.96
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.5 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780313358302

Chapter outline

Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: Man, Myth, and Mousep. xvii
Timeline: Events in the Life of Walt Disneyp. xxv
Coming from the Heartlandp. 1
Diz: The Early Yearsp. 9
The Illusion of Lifep. 17
1923p. 27
Building a Better Mouse/Trapp. 41
The Great Depression or Walt's Folly?p. 59
The End of an Erap. 73
World War II Propagandap. 87
HUACp. 99
Trainsp. 111
The Magic Kingdomp. 123
Appendix: The Walt Disney ofp. 139
Further Readingp. 145
Indexp. 147

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Walter Elias Disney lived for only 65 years. In that time, he introduced us to beloved icons like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, created a Magic Kingdom, and reintroduced fairy tales into the lives of America's children. Born at the beginning of the 20th century, Disney pointed American culture towards the 21st with his promotion of science, technology, and innovation.

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