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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James B. Stewart Narrator: Patrick Lawlo Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Once upon a time, one man ruled America's greatest entertainment company. This is the untold story of his triumphs and failures, and of the revolt that cost him his kingdom.

When You Wish Upon a Star, Whistle While You Work, The Happiest Place on Earth, these are lyrics indelibly linked to Disney, one of the most admired and best-known companies in the world. So when Roy Disney, chairman of Walt Disney Animation and nephew of founder Walt Disney, abruptly resigned in November 2003 and declared war on chairman and chief executive Michael Eisner, he sent shock waves through the entertainment industry, corporate boardrooms, theme parks, and living rooms around the world, everywhere that Disney does business and its products are cherished.

DisneyWar is the breathtaking, dramatic inside story of what drove America's best-known entertainment company to civil war, told by one of our most acclaimed writers and reporters.

Here, too, is the creative process that lies at the heart of Disney, from the making of The Lion King to Pirates of the Caribbean. Even as the executive suite has been engulfed in turmoil, Disney has worked, and sometimes clashed, with a glittering array of stars, directors, designers, artists, and producers, many of whom tell their stories here for the first time.

Stewart describes how Eisner lost his chairmanship and why he felt obliged to resign as CEO, effective 2006. No other book so thoroughly penetrates the secretive world of the corporate boardroom. DisneyWar is an enthralling tale of one of America's most powerful media and entertainment companies, the people who control it, and those trying to overthrow them.

DisneyWar is an epic achievement. In its sudden twists, its vivid, larger-than-life characters, and its thrilling climax, it tells a story that might itself have been the subject of a Disney animated classic, except that it's all true. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ingrid | 2/17/2014

    " This was definitely a surprise find for me. I picked this up randomly at an airport and was stunned. This is the most soap opera-like business book I've ever read. Actually could not put it down, which is quite rare for a non-fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tj | 2/11/2014

    " very solid read--tells the story of the evolution of the Walt Disney company as a brand, through its evolution over hte past 50 or so years, particularly highlighting the time in which I was a child, and the evolution which directed the entertainment that many children of my generation grew up with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andy | 2/6/2014

    " Fascinating book. Michael Eisner had this great term he called "the elastic yes" and I've quoted that several times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristina | 1/24/2014

    " Gossipy look at the inner workings of the Disney corporation - very fun read. "

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