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    Red Face Recommend some books to me..

    I'm looking to read a biography on Walt Disney and a good historical book on Disneyland (how it was created and such), what are some really good ones? I know some info from being an APer and being at the park every week but I recently got hired as a CM and just feel that it's only right that I should read up on Walt Disney and some Disneyland history.

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    Re: Recommend some books to me..

    Disneyland books:
    The Nickel Tour by David Mumford and Bruce Gordon(out of print)
    Any and all E-Ticket magazines
    Disneyland: The Inside Story by Randy Bright(out of print)
    Disneyland: Then, Now and Forever by Bruce Gordon and Tim O'Day

    Books on Walt Disney:
    Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas(easily acquired and very well written)
    The Story of Walt Disney by Diane Disney Miller (more like Walt's semi-official autobiography, actually.)
    Inside the Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney by Katherine and Richard Green
    Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney by Amy Boothe Green and Howard E. Green
    Walt Disney's Railroad Story by Michael Broggie (An excellant book!)

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    Re: Recommend some books to me..

    Good luck finding a copy of The Nickel Tour. My daughter has a copy and I wish now I had bought a few of them when I got hers. The cheapest I could find online for a copy was almost $300... and thats IF I could find it.

    But its a fantastic book! My daughter and I collect postcards, and it has a lot of info on all of the cards, and a lot of the history of the park itself. I'm hoping they come out with a re-issue of it since the author just passed away.

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    Re: Recommend some books to me..

    I like how you titled this thread.
    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: Recommend some books to me..

    I really like Disney the first 100 years by Dave Smith and How to be like Walt by Pat Williams

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    Re: Recommend some books to me..

    Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler

    I'm listening to it at them moment until I can afford to buy it, but it is amazing.

    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. mycroft16 on Twitter

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