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Walt Disney

Walt Disney is an American Hero-the creator of Mickey Mouse-and a man who changed the face of American culture. His success story is like no other: a man who developed animated film into an art form and made a massive contribution to the folklore of the world. 

After years of research, Bob Thomas-biographer of Bing Crosby, Irving Thalberg, Fred Astaire, and William Holden, among other Hollywood legends-produced a definitive biography of the man behind the legend of Disney: the unschooled cartoonist from Kansas City who went bankrupt on his first movie venture and developed into the genius who produced unmatched works of animation, and ultimately was the creative spirit of an international entertainment empire that has enchanted generations. Complete with a collection of rare photographs, Walt Disney: An American Original is a fascinating and inspirational work that captures the spirit of Walt Disney.

“….history and anecdotes are blended into an entertaining narrative…memorandums, letters and photographs…lend the work richness of detail. Thomas has given us a very pleasant and surprisingly informative book…”

Daniel Menaker, The New York Times Book Review

“Bob Thomas’ book isn’t long enough….This book is a fine way to find out about this amazing man.”

Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles Times

“To the Disney aficionado it will become the ultimate bible on this fascinating man, his dreams, and his achievements.”

Barry Morrison, Denver Post
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