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    Disney's World by Leonard Mosely

    Has anyone else read this book: Disney's World by Leonard Mosley? If so, what did you think?
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    Re: Disney's World by Leonard Mosely

    I never heard of it so I looked it up in Amazon.

    Amazon.com: Disney's World: A Biography (9780812885149): Leonard Mosley: Books

    Read the first customer review. It sounds like the book does a real bash-job on Walt. I mean, I know the man wasn't perfect, but how about some positive history too?

    He also seems to be playing fast and loose with the facts, and throughout the book he seems to be quoting Walt and Roy's conversations without giving credit to where he heard, or read, these conversations.

    This sounds like one of those books where they slam the subject over and over again just to sell books.

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    Re: Disney's World by Leonard Mosely

    In my opinion, it wasn't a bad book. However, based on more recent biographies I have read on Walt I don't think he had all his facts correct. Not a bad read, but overall not the best biography on Disney I have read. That honor would go to Gabler.

    Still curious if others on this Forum have read it and what they think.
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    Re: Disney's World by Leonard Mosely

    Quote Originally Posted by Yensid23 View Post
    In my opinion, it wasn't a bad book. However, based on more recent biographies I have read on Walt I don't think he had all his facts correct. Not a bad read, but overall not the best biography on Disney I have read. That honor would go to Gabler.

    Still curious if others on this Forum have read it and what they think.
    I have read the Mosley and Gabler books. I've enjoyed them both. Not all facts are gonna' be completely correct, and some will nit-pick.
    If you go to Amazon and read all the reviews of all the Disney bios, the cross-trashing will make you chuckle to say the least!
    I say, read as many as you want/care too, and make your own decisions.
    In my opinion, and this was one I held long before I read any of his bios, Walt was neither an angel nor a demon...we was human. Albeit, an extremely imaginative, creative and visionary one.
    Frankly, I've never cared what the "snooty's" ever thought of him, anyway. He, and the legacy and continuation of what he started, have brought endless happiness to myself and my family's lives, and for that we can never thank him enough!
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    Re: Disney's World by Leonard Mosely

    Any time the topic of Walt biographies come up I give the suggestion that Dave Smith gave me: Bob Thomas' book is more personal as Bon knew Walt and some feel as if Neal Gabler was/is too tough on Walt during the 40s.

    I have never heard of this book by Leonard Mosely. I'll have to look into it and maybe ask Dave.
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    Re: Disney's World by Leonard Mosely

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizisit View Post
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    Frankly, I've never cared what the "snooty's" ever thought of him, anyway. He, and the legacy and continuation of what he started, have brought endless happiness to myself and my family's lives, and for that we can never thank him enough!

    Great point. I don't care much either because overall I think he was one of the most creative people to ever live. I can't imagine my life without Disney.
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    Re: Disney's World by Leonard Mosely

    Quote Originally Posted by WDW4Ever View Post
    Any time the topic of Walt biographies come up I give the suggestion that Dave Smith gave me: Bob Thomas' book is more personal as Bon knew Walt and some feel as if Neal Gabler was/is too tough on Walt during the 40s.

    I have never heard of this book by Leonard Mosely. I'll have to look into it and maybe ask Dave.

    The Bob Thomas book is good. I should read it again because it has been several years. Mosely was tough on Walt too.
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    Re: Disney's World by Leonard Mosely

    Mosely's book seemed as if he had a slant from the outset. He probably did as most biographers. Some of his take on Walt holds up in light of some of the the other biographies but many of his conclusions do not.

    Having read many of the Walt biographies out there I think the strength of this book is to give you a reminder of how imperfect anyone can be (and aren't we all?) and at the same time finding a great appreciation for the genius and creativity.

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