free hit counter code Walt Disney: A Life From Beginning to End - GoBooks - Download Free Book
Ads Banner
Hot Best Seller

Walt Disney: A Life From Beginning to End

Availability: Ready to download

Walt Disney The name Disney is celebrated throughout the world because of its association with blockbuster animated films and most especially iconic cartoon characters. Just about everyone on the planet, regardless of time, place, or culture, has at one time or another become acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and everybody's favorite anthropomorphic dog, Goofy. Th Walt Disney The name Disney is celebrated throughout the world because of its association with blockbuster animated films and most especially iconic cartoon characters. Just about everyone on the planet, regardless of time, place, or culture, has at one time or another become acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and everybody's favorite anthropomorphic dog, Goofy. These are the characters that we know and love. Inside you will read about... - Humble Beginnings - Serving in World War I - Disney, Iwerks, and Innovation - The Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse - The Road to Success - Disney During World War II And much more! In recent years Disney has become set to become even larger by adopting a new host of characters from George Lucas' Star Wars franchise. It seems that the name Disney, even 50 some years after Walt Disney's death, is destined to get even bigger. But as much as we can associate the name Disney with these incredible films, it is amazing how little most people know about Walt Disney himself. Few know of Disney's humble upbringing in rural America, learning to draw farm animals and flowers. Very few know the origin of Mickey Mouse, and even fewer know of the role that Donald Duck played during the war effort of World War II. Come along as we present to you a tale just as fascinating as any plot sequence to have ever graced Walt Disney's storyboard.


Compare
Ads Banner

Walt Disney The name Disney is celebrated throughout the world because of its association with blockbuster animated films and most especially iconic cartoon characters. Just about everyone on the planet, regardless of time, place, or culture, has at one time or another become acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and everybody's favorite anthropomorphic dog, Goofy. Th Walt Disney The name Disney is celebrated throughout the world because of its association with blockbuster animated films and most especially iconic cartoon characters. Just about everyone on the planet, regardless of time, place, or culture, has at one time or another become acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and everybody's favorite anthropomorphic dog, Goofy. These are the characters that we know and love. Inside you will read about... - Humble Beginnings - Serving in World War I - Disney, Iwerks, and Innovation - The Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse - The Road to Success - Disney During World War II And much more! In recent years Disney has become set to become even larger by adopting a new host of characters from George Lucas' Star Wars franchise. It seems that the name Disney, even 50 some years after Walt Disney's death, is destined to get even bigger. But as much as we can associate the name Disney with these incredible films, it is amazing how little most people know about Walt Disney himself. Few know of Disney's humble upbringing in rural America, learning to draw farm animals and flowers. Very few know the origin of Mickey Mouse, and even fewer know of the role that Donald Duck played during the war effort of World War II. Come along as we present to you a tale just as fascinating as any plot sequence to have ever graced Walt Disney's storyboard.

30 review for Walt Disney: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 5 out of 5

    TL

    *Kindle Freebie as of 2-12-18* Part of my own Kindle Cleanout ---- I've always been a Disney kid as long as I can remember. My first experiences that come to mind are watching the Little Mermaid and seeing Lion King at the Silver with mom, my brother plus my cousins and Aunt. Ariel probably inspired my now red hair come to think about it:-D. My cousins, Stephanie, and I would play as Disney characters as often as we would Barbies and Power Rangers (we even got my brother to play little Mermaid with *Kindle Freebie as of 2-12-18* Part of my own Kindle Cleanout ---- I've always been a Disney kid as long as I can remember. My first experiences that come to mind are watching the Little Mermaid and seeing Lion King at the Silver with mom, my brother plus my cousins and Aunt. Ariel probably inspired my now red hair come to think about it:-D. My cousins, Stephanie, and I would play as Disney characters as often as we would Barbies and Power Rangers (we even got my brother to play little Mermaid with us hehe). Disney just hooked us back then like nothing else it seemed. When I got older, the magic still thrilled me but I also became curious about the History as well. Disney and Walt himself plus the others involved made for some interesting stories. My two favorites are the ones behind the creation of Snow White and Mickey Mouse. Also funny come to think of it how some of Walt's early stuff didn't go so well when you think of how huge Disney still is today. Makes you wonder what Walt would think of certain movies the company has done lately too. (Would he have liked Marvel for instance?) This was a fun book to read. I was skeptical at first when I saw the short length but alot was packed in there and it was done in a way that was very engaging and not rushed at all. I didn't know that Walt was betrayed twice in business dealings.. that was a surpise. But the truth of the matter is that the magic that Mr. Disney had already bestowed is probably more than enough to last us all for several lifetimes to come. Would recommend:)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Gary

    The books in this series are good little reads, much like it say's in the title approximately an hour. You don't get the in depth information about the event or person but what you do get is a fairly concise account that may lead you to read further books about the subject. I have used this series to get a basic outline of the chosen subject, which I generally find enough and don't want the more detailed schooling etc. Walt Disney is an household name but other than being a source of my childhood The books in this series are good little reads, much like it say's in the title approximately an hour. You don't get the in depth information about the event or person but what you do get is a fairly concise account that may lead you to read further books about the subject. I have used this series to get a basic outline of the chosen subject, which I generally find enough and don't want the more detailed schooling etc. Walt Disney is an household name but other than being a source of my childhood enjoyment knew very little of how it all began etc. This book covers Walt's early work and breakthroughs to success but seemed a little rushed when it got to the end of his life. I would also question whether the book was written by someone with rose coloured glasses as some of the passages are contrary to other books etc.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jamie (The Kansan Reader)

    Who else is a Disney fan? (Please raise hand in comments) I've grown up on Disney movies and still watch Disney movies to this day. I especially loved when he fought tooth and nail for Mary Poppins. That was a big movie I watch growing up along with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Beauty and the Beast. I am even collecting all of the live action films as they come out. If you're like me and a huge Disney fan I would recommend reading this book. It's a great look at how one of the best moments f Who else is a Disney fan? (Please raise hand in comments) I've grown up on Disney movies and still watch Disney movies to this day. I especially loved when he fought tooth and nail for Mary Poppins. That was a big movie I watch growing up along with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Beauty and the Beast. I am even collecting all of the live action films as they come out. If you're like me and a huge Disney fan I would recommend reading this book. It's a great look at how one of the best moments from childhood got start and the hardships Disney had to go through to make it to today. A huge thank you to TL for recommending this to me.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Carrie Pugh

    Quick read on Walt's life. This is a great book for those that are looking to understand the life of Walt a little more. I think this series would be great for students.

  5. 5 out of 5

    John S Roth

    An Interesting Overview The book outlines the life of Walt Disney, one of America's icons. The book presents a quite positive outlook on the life and times of Walt Disney, but seems to have glossed over the rather unpleasant side of the man that Walt Disney could also be. In general, though a very good read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Gleckler Clark

    Giving to Children of all ages... Who hasn’t heard the name “Walt Disney “must be from another planet or recently birthed. Walt Disney existed on this planet for 65 years. His contribution to not only us here in America but throughout the world was, and continues to be, nothing less than phenomenal. Though he did not live long enough to see Disney World open, his visions, his forward thinking, his fortitude, and his own interest in giving the world laughter and joy will go on for generations to c Giving to Children of all ages... Who hasn’t heard the name “Walt Disney “must be from another planet or recently birthed. Walt Disney existed on this planet for 65 years. His contribution to not only us here in America but throughout the world was, and continues to be, nothing less than phenomenal. Though he did not live long enough to see Disney World open, his visions, his forward thinking, his fortitude, and his own interest in giving the world laughter and joy will go on for generations to come. Take just a few minutes (perhaps 60) to read about Mr. Disney’s early years, his trials and trivia elation, and as many success is. You might just discover something you didn’t know.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Terri Gostola

    I knew nothing about Anais Nin before reading this biography. I'd heard her name before but I could not remember where or when. The blurb intrigued me when it said she'd kept a diary for six decades. I guess I'm to the point in life where nothing much shocks me anymore but I did find it surprising that she pulled off two marriages to two men simultaneously for so long, and when it all came to light (mostly because of the IRS) neither of the men left her. I also thought her relationship with Gore I knew nothing about Anais Nin before reading this biography. I'd heard her name before but I could not remember where or when. The blurb intrigued me when it said she'd kept a diary for six decades. I guess I'm to the point in life where nothing much shocks me anymore but I did find it surprising that she pulled off two marriages to two men simultaneously for so long, and when it all came to light (mostly because of the IRS) neither of the men left her. I also thought her relationship with Gore Vidal was interesting. She was in therapy for so long, mostly over issues with her father. My final thoughts on the book are that Anais Nin was born way before her time.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mark Laufenberg

    I enjoyed reading the book and finding out more about how Walt Disney got started and how his successes grew to the point that they did before his death. Although a short read, the book did a good job of not only covering his creativity and hard work, but also of how some timely breaks and opportunities came along during some of the periods that he was struggling. I'd recommend the book to anyone who knows the name of Walt Disney and would like to learn a timeline about him and the establishment I enjoyed reading the book and finding out more about how Walt Disney got started and how his successes grew to the point that they did before his death. Although a short read, the book did a good job of not only covering his creativity and hard work, but also of how some timely breaks and opportunities came along during some of the periods that he was struggling. I'd recommend the book to anyone who knows the name of Walt Disney and would like to learn a timeline about him and the establishment and progress of his accomplishments in a condensed story.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Jones

    Abbreviated Disney history with some inaccuracies I enjoyed the brevity of this biography. Being a Disney fan, I have read much about Walt Disney but welcome new opportunities to learn more. This book is ok for someone to glean a few facts; however, there is some erroneous material. The claim that Disney never spoke a profane word is contrary to the many materials I've read. Some of the finance discussions are questionable and contrary as well. A quick read but needs some more facts/fact checking Abbreviated Disney history with some inaccuracies I enjoyed the brevity of this biography. Being a Disney fan, I have read much about Walt Disney but welcome new opportunities to learn more. This book is ok for someone to glean a few facts; however, there is some erroneous material. The claim that Disney never spoke a profane word is contrary to the many materials I've read. Some of the finance discussions are questionable and contrary as well. A quick read but needs some more facts/fact checking.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bruce Thomas

    Interesting Life I enjoyed reading about Walt Disney's early life and his struggles to turn his artistic talents and visions into an iconic business. The book ended too soon, however, with very little said about the 50s and 60s. The story needs more development on how Walt and Roy Disney formed and grew the Disney Company in my opinion. Otherwise, the book is well written and quick to read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    D. Thrush

    It’s difficult to cover Walt Disney in 48 pages. Hourly History did an okay job. My criticism is that there were multiple errors such as Beauty in the Beast instead of Beauty and the Beast. That’s just sloppy. Otherwise, I’m fascinated with Disney and how a young man managed to become so successful with just a drawing of a mouse. He weathered many setbacks but remained persistent. Much to admire.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Douglas E Wiegmann

    Don't waste your time When I saw the estimated reading time was 30 minutes that was a sign. If you don't know anything about Walt Disney, this will let you know enough to decide if you want to find out more. But this book dies not leave me with the impression the author did any real research into Walt's life.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Star Gater

    Irresistible charm. Mr. Disney's life was well-written. The writer showed his heart and that he was human. I was surprised by the year of his death, and his life-long relationship with his wife. Reading about his childhood and seeing his creative talents years later left me shaking my head. Recommend as a great example of overcoming obstacles and believing in yourself.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Cool I was so excited when I got this book in my email that I downloaded it and started it straight away. Like many, I was raised on Disney films so I found this small book very interesting. Thanks Hourly History.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ashwin

    What a master innovator Walt Disney was. Great visionary. Mickey mouse and Donald duck are the two most celebrated cartoon characters around the world. Add to that Disneyland theme park which was his most important parting gift to the world. Awesome !

  16. 4 out of 5

    Eileen Carter

    Walt Disney Who doesn't recognize the name Walt Disney? Or haven't heard of Disney world? This man is known world wide. He has created and changed the way we watch cartoons how we see a fairy tale. This book tells you all about his start and how he created the famous Mickey Mouse.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Keith Joynson

    Walt Disney Thoroughly enjoyed this story about Walt Disney, and didn't realise the extra efforts and falls he had during his career. His determination and hard work created his success. This is a worth while read for anyone no matter you age

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bob

    Good read I enjoyed this, but was surprised by its abrupt ending, a lot of detail about his early life and building his empire. Then a few lines about Disneyland and one sentence about EPCOT and Disney world.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Colette Carmona

    It was a good sketchy history of him, was hoping for more

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Walt Disney I never realized what Walt went through to become the successful person that he became. He followed his dream and his dream because a reality.

  21. 5 out of 5

    David Cotton

    Interesting account, but reads like a school essay.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Fry

    Short little read about Walt. Perfect to read before going to Disney or the family museum.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Grahamalba

    Always wanted to find out a little bit about Walt Disney and this book filed the bill. Will read more from Hourly History

  24. 4 out of 5

    mjestes

    Great book This book is pretty short but a really informative and a fun read. I really like the book. Read it!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Karen Bendzus

    Interesting biography This was a good biography. It was not too heavy on the money details. It was an easy and quick read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lcottrel

    Enlightening Enjoyed reading about Disney’s life and ups and downs. He showed that if you pursue your dreams through the downs anything is possible.

  27. 4 out of 5

    George Polansky

    An interesting snap shot of Walt Disney.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Atila Yumusakkaya

    This is a short book, but we learn about the milestones in Walt Disney's life. It does not tire the reader with unnecessary details. It's definitely worth reading.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kristina | A Christian Reads

    I'm at Disney for the week, so figured this was appropriate. I loved the movie Walt Before Mickey and this provided filler for the time before and after the film. I would one day like to read a more detailed biography of Walt, as this was concise and meant as a brief introduction into a very creative life.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ulla

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.