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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
Over the years, as a camper and a counselor, Disney CEO Michael Eisner absorbed the life lessons that come from sitting in the stern of a canoe or meeting around a campfire at night. With anecdotes from his time spent at Keewaydin and stories from his life in the upper echelons of American business that illustrate the camp's continued influence, Eisner creates a touching and insightful portrait of his own coming-of-age, as well as a resounding declaration of summer camp as an invaluable national institution.

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A valentine to summer camp from recently deposed Disney CEO Eisner, who makes it clear why the camp reverberates for him to this very day.Camp Keewaydin sits snuggly by a lake in mid-Vermont. It's a ... Read full review

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I'm in this book! Go Keewaydin!!!


chapter two a return to roots
chapter three a million miles
chapter six on the algonquin
chapter eight second place
chapter ten license to drive
chapter eleven the lengthened shadow
chapter twelve men at work
chapter thirteen the four winds ceremony
chapter fourteen dances with wolves
chapter fifteen brecks first day
chapter sixteen Indian circle
chapter seventeen visiting day
chapter eighteen good night keewaydin good
epilogue skills forever
glossary of keewaydin terms

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About the author (2005)

Michael D. Eisner was born on March 7, 1942 in Mount Kisco, New York. He attended and graduated from Denison University in 1964 with a B.A. in English. Soon thereafter, Barry Diller at ABC hired him as Assistant to the National Programming Director. He soon became senior vice-president in charge of programmng and development. In 1976 Barry Diller had moved on to become chairman of Paramount Pictures and recruited Michael Eisner from ABC and made him president and CEO of the movie studio. In 1984 Disney brought Michael Eisner and former Warner Brothers chief Frank Wells on board to replace Ron Miller. During the second half of the 1980's and early 1990's Disney became revitalized - beginning with The Little Mermaid. During the 1990's Michael Eisner set out to plan the "Disney Decade" which was to feature new parks, park expansions and new films. Between 2003 and 2005 there were some management changes at Disney and Michael Eisner announced in March 2005 that he would step down as CEO. On October 5, 2005 he hosted "The Charlie Rose Show". After this, CNBC President Mark Hoffman hird him in early 2006 to host his own talk show, Conversations with Michael Eisner. The show features CEO's, political leaders and actors.

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