This insightful biography takes a balanced and thoughtful look at the creative and enigmatic man who has had a greater influence on American culture than almost any other individual: Walt Disney.
* Walt Disney's prolific life is summarized in a descriptive chronology that notes his most significant artistic, personal, and cultural milestones
* An appendix explores the use of the name "Walt Disney" to denote excellence and innovation, but also mass culture and artificiality. Examples are documented with Internet addresses so readers can explore the phenomenon for themselves
* Original-source research assures the accuracy of quotations and descriptions of Disney's productions
Louise Krasniewicz, PhD, is an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.