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  • Circarama
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    Originally posted by Pirate Wench
    Very good book!
    I'll 2nd that emotion!

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  • Emelius_Browne
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    Not that this is new information, but the Mouse Tales series have always been my favorite to read.

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  • desertdweller
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    I have not read this but the reviews have been very good and the library is putting a reserve on it for me. Lots of information on the planning stages and building of DL and supposedly a "must read" for anyone considering a career in theme parks.

    Walt's Revolution!: By The Numbers

    By Harrison "Buzz" Price

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  • lazyboy97O
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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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  • Pirate Wench
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  • Disguy
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    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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  • Pirate Wench
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  • Retlaw Yensid
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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.

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  • desertdweller
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    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.

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  • Disguy
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    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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  • Not Afraid
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    duplicate

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  • Not Afraid
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    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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  • AnotherPixie
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    My top picks are:

    Remembering Walt Disney and Disneyland, the Nickel Tour.

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  • Cousin Orville
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    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.

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  • Alchimedes
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    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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  • Malibu Minion
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    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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  • libraryvixen
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    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?

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  • Pirate Wench
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  • Retlaw Yensid
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    How to be Like Walt is good
    or
    Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas

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