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    At some point tonight I want to make a trip over to Barnes and Noble. I'm looking for a good Disney book, something along the lines of the history of the company or perhaps just the theme park history. I know Disney War just came out but I doubt that will interst me. Anyone have any suggestions?

    I'm not one to browse a book store. I like to know what I'm buying and move on so any help would be greatly appreciated :bow:

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    "How to be like Walt" is a good read.
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    • #3
      Here is the link to SaveDisney reccommended reading list:

      http://savedisney.com/vision/biblio/

      One of my favorites is The Magic Kingdom by Steven Watts - - I think it best captures Walt, the man, his works and their meaning.

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      • #4
        How to be Like Walt is good
        or
        Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas
        "He gets around you know he knows all the pretty girls." ~ Walt Disney

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            • #7
              I've always enjoyed the Mice Tale books. They make me giggle. I mean.. how stupid do you have to be to try and jump the monorail track?
              She walks in beauty, like the night
              Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
              And all that's best of dark and bright
              Meet in her aspect and her eyes.....

              --Lord Byron

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              • #8
                Yes, the Mouse Tale Books by David Koening are the best

                Amazon


                Mouse Tales: A Behind-The-Ears Look at Disneyland

                More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland

                Mouse Under Glass : Secrets of Disney Animation and Theme Parks


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                • #9
                  How to be like Walt,
                  and Walt Disney an American original by Bob Thomas
                  I got one on amazon for less then $5 dollars. If You want a good remmebrance book of the man from close friends and family, Remembering Walt, Favorite memories of Walt Disney. Try those also Save disney has a really good reading list as well. Good luck Disguy!
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                  • #10
                    I say DisneyWar for good gossip and Remembering Walt for the quotes and stories.
                    The DLP book is pretty awesome as well, but not found at your local store.
                    "As usual he's taken over the coolest spot in the house"- Father re: Orville 1963

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                    • #11
                      My top picks are:

                      Remembering Walt Disney and Disneyland, the Nickel Tour.

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                      • #12
                        Lashbear has a GREAT list collected at Amazon. Beats me if I can find it now.

                        Some of my favorites off the top of my head because I'm too lazy to walk out to my moderately extensive collection:
                        • The Nickle Tour
                        • Mouse Tales and sequels
                        • Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation
                        • The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation
                        • Designing Disney: Imagineering and the Art of the Show
                        • Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters : From Mickey Mouse to Hercules
                        • Designing Disney's Theme Parks : The Architecture of Reassurance
                        • The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies
                        • Disney : The First 100 Years
                        • Disney A to Z

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                          • #14
                            Thanks everyone for all your suggestions I ordered a couple from B&N (Mouse Tales) and going to B&N today to find a couple more. Borders had nothing last night.

                            My strange ways tells me I must have all the books I want before I start reading one. Got to love my weird head :lol:

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                            • #15
                              I realize you've already ordered your books but I had to put my two cents in for one to consider. It is Remembering Walt: A Memory Of Walt Disney by Howard E. Green.

                              Howard is a friend of mine and has been with Disney Studios Animation Division for I believe more than 20 years and is currently vice president for publicity. With his history with the company and access to the Nine Old Men and others it was a great idea to put together a book of remembrances from people who actually knew Walt and worked with him.

                              I think the essence of Disney is perfectly captured very well in this book and is an important addition to my library.
                              "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." Oscar Wilde

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                                Originally posted by desertdweller
                                I realize you've already ordered your books but I had to put my two cents in for one to consider. It is Remembering Walt: A Memory Of Walt Disney by Howard E. Green.

                                Howard is a friend of mine and has been with Disney Studios Animation Division for I believe more than 20 years and is currently vice president for publicity. With his history with the company and access to the Nine Old Men and others it was a great idea to put together a book of remembrances from people who actually knew Walt and worked with him.

                                I think the essence of Disney is perfectly captured very well in this book and is an important addition to my library.
                                I'm reading this book on and on now, I love the stories. Some I have read before in an american original and how to be like walt, but they must be great stories if they make three books.
                                "He gets around you know he knows all the pretty girls." ~ Walt Disney

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Pirate Wench
                                    Walt Disney Imagineering is a great book.

                                    I love The Ultimate Visual Guide.
                                    I have Walt Disney Imagineering and I agree it is a great book
                                    The mouse tales books just came in from B&N! Due to the fact of B&N not having many books about Disney last weekend, I picked up Disney War. So far, not the greatest of books IMO.

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                                        Once Upon An American Dream: The Story of EURO Disneyland by Andrew Lainsbury
                                        The history of the development of Euro Disney up through about 1999. May be seemed a bit dull to those that do not enjoy nonfiction but should captivate a Disney park fan.

                                        The Pirates and the Mouse: Disney's War Against the Counter Culture by Bob Levin
                                        The story of Dan O'Neil, a hippie cartoonist who started a rather explict comic book that used the Disney characters. A good stroy that is told in a well written way.

                                        The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust by Mark Pinsky
                                        Looks at the values that are presented in a good number of the Disney animated features. Pinsky sort of confused me a bit with his take but interesting none the less.

                                        And, of course, DisneyWar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom. I'm about 3/5 of the way through and it is very good so far.

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