Walt Disney: A Biography

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 155 pages
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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.

 

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I love this book. It helped me a lot on my research paper that I'm doing on Walt Disney. Highly recommend reading for fun or if you are doing a paper on him. :)

Contents

A Biography Chapter 1 Coming from the Heartland
1
A Biography Chapter 2 Diz The Early Years
9
A Biography Chapter 3 The Illusion of Life
17
A Biography Chapter 4 1923
27
A Biography Chapter 5 Building a Better MouseTrap
41
A Biography Chapter 6 The Great Depression or Walts Folly?
59
A Biography Chapter 7 The End of an Era
73
A Biography Chapter 8 World War II Propaganda
87
A Biography Chapter 9 HUAC
99
A Biography Chapter 10 Trains
111
A Biography Chapter 11 The Magic Kingdom
123
A Biography Appendix The Walt Disney of
139
A Biography Further Reading
145
A Biography Index
147
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About the author (2010)

Louise Krasniewicz, PhD, is an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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