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Disneywar

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by James B. Stewart
 

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The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner—Disney Chairman and CEO—and the scandals that drove America’s best-known entertainment company to civil war.

“When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Whistle While You Work,” “The Happiest Place on Earth”—these are lyrics indelibly linked to Disney, one of

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Disney War 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder what the reality was behind the happy, smiling faces at Disney World -- not to mention those of Disney's top executives? DisneyWar tunnels into the dark catacombs of the enchanted castle to reveal the carefully hidden underbelly of one of the world's best-known corporations. From the heady days of hit movies like The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast to the disastrous white-elephant construction of Euro Disney, from Michael Eisner's double crossing of his best friend, Michael Ovitz, to his fatal mistake -- underestimating the determination of Roy O. Disney, Walt's nephew -- James B. Stewart illuminates the entire odyssey that is Disney under CEO Michael Eisner. The book reads like a thrill ride at one of the Disney theme parks. You won't believe your eyes ...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I'd been what I suppose you could say converted to being a Disney fan after marrying a former Walt Disney World 'cast member'. As I was walking through the parks one day, I looked around and thought about how corporate a place like Disney really must have been to have built such a global empire. I found Stewart's book in a Virgin right outside of Disney World and couldn't put it down. This was a fantastic book. What a wild ride from Walt's imagination to Eisner's reign.
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Well-written book about Eisner's tenure at ABC/Disney. The plotting, the dealing, the deal-breaking, the nearly ubiquitous backstabbing-it wasn't all Eisner's doing, but when Roy Disney waged a corporate campaign against Eisner, Disney employees voted over 70% of their 401K shares against Eisner. Also explains why ABC Family is so awful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great behind the scenes book about the Happiest Place on Earth.
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Christopher Brower More than 1 year ago
Stewart presents a riviting and comprehensive account of the Disney empire under the leadership of Michael Eisner. From his assention to retirement, Eisner obstensively saved the ailing company and ruled it with as a personal kingdom. This fantastic work takes us through every significant moment of Eisner's tenure in an objective manner that allows us to feel the joy of every success and the pain of every betrayal. As a Disney fan and not so avid reader, I highly recommend this book if you want to learn an important piece of Disney history.
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BKWorm7 More than 1 year ago
This informative look into the Wonderful World of Disney delves into all aspects regarding the reign of CEO Michael Eisner. This book is very interesting in that it details how the supposedly happiest company on earth was subject to some of the worst aspects of human nature and its internal workings transformed into the exact opposite of the public image that was presented. An informative read for those wanting to know what not to do with corporate power as well as a fun read for those who want some excitement.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great, and really showed the downfall of Michael Eisner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed James Stewart's book. Every bit as good as Den of Thieves, which was a classic. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes to read about boardroom intrigue and how a big company like Disney can be run in a dysfunctional way by a childish, self-centered, egotistical CEO.