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  • Author:
    James B. Stewart
  • ISBN:
    0743267095
  • ISBN13:
    978-0743267090
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    Simon & Schuster; Edition Unstated edition (March 10, 2006)
  • Pages:
    608 pages
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James B. Stewart is the author of Heart of a Soldier, the bestselling Blind Eye and Blood Sport, and the blockbuster Den of Thieves.

James B. He is a regular contributor to SmartMoney and The New Yorker. He lives in New York.

James Bennett Stewart (born c. 1952) is an American lawyer, journalist, and author. Stewart was born in Quincy, Illinois. He graduated from DePauw University and Harvard Law School.

With DisneyWar, Stewart turns his investigative and storytelling lens on Michael Eisner and the corporate intrigue which has overtaken the Walt Disney Company in the last decade.

Ships from and sold by the book place. With DisneyWar, Stewart turns his investigative and storytelling lens on Michael Eisner and the corporate intrigue which has overtaken the Walt Disney Company in the last decade. He explains how this once-proud institution, long one of America's most admired and well-known businesses, has stumbled in recent years amid a disastrous swirl of egos, personalities, and bad business decisions. Like one of the roller coasters at DisneyLand, Stewart's epic book takes readers through a wild up-and-down ride as it describes Eisner's regime as CEO.

It's hard to tell if it's fact or embellishment.

Simon and Schuster, 18 февр. 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. It tells a story that-in its sudden twists, vivid, larger-than-life characters, and thrilling climax-might itself have been the subject of a Disney classic-except that it’s all true.

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Jay Parini enjoys James B Stewart's DisneyWar, a rollicking tale of the ups, downs and dramas of the Disney . Stewart doesn't need one, however.

Jay Parini enjoys James B Stewart's DisneyWar, a rollicking tale of the ups, downs and dramas of the Disney studio. This is really a book about the rise and levelling-off of Michael Eisner, a chronicle of his successes as well as his screaming fits, lies, back-stabbings and misjudgments. One learns a good deal about the great projects he passed on, for example, from Lord of the Rings to such popular TV series as The Sopranos, CSI and Survivor.

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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 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 Disney does business and its products are cherished.Drawing on unprecedented access to both Eisner and Roy Disney, current and former Disney executives and board members, as well as thousands of pages of never-before-seen letters, memos, transcripts, and other documents, James B. Stewart gets to the bottom of mysteries that have enveloped Disney for years: What really caused the rupture with studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, a man who once regarded Eisner as a father but who became his fiercest rival? How could Eisner have so misjudged Michael Ovitz, a man who was not only “the most powerful man in Hollywood” but also his friend, whom he appointed as Disney president and immediately wanted to fire? What caused the break between Eisner and Pixar chairman Steve Jobs, and why did Pixar abruptly abandon its partnership with Disney? Why did Eisner so mistrust Roy Disney that he assigned Disney company executives to spy on him? How did Eisner control the Disney board for so long, and what really happened in the fateful board meeting in September 2004, when Eisner played his last cards? 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. It tells a story that—in its sudden twists, vivid, larger-than-life characters, and thrilling climax—might itself have been the subject of a Disney classic—except that it’s all true.

Oparae
Interesting and eye opening read. Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth but Disney corporate seemed far from it. I found myself laughing at some of Michael Eisner's antics, although I am sure his former colleagues failed to see the humor. I would have loved to read more about the development of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King. At 620 pp, I wouldn't have minded 20 more pages covering these movies.
Beazerdred
Great book but it was so detailed that it was a very slow read. I got about halfway through and decided to do the free 30 day audible trial to listen to the second half as an audio book. It was a great choice, I wish I had just listened to the entire book.
Samulkree
A good read, and certainly one I couldn't put down (my backlog of daily blog reading suffered over the 3 days to finish it). Lots of details, leading to quite a few changed impressions (and, after only really knowing Ovitz's history as a bit of a jerk in negotiations as an agent, particularly from the Leno-Letterman era, found him to be a much more sympathetic character in this part of his life).

About my only complaint is the moment it stopped, right in the middle of Spring, 2005 - I was hoping for a little more of an epilogue on Iger's successful transition and the subsequent recovery of Pixar (and ultimate loss of Miramax), as well as a bit of a conclusion to the building story of ABC's turnaround and Iger's focus on the parks. While the book talks about Iger's roles up to that point, it does little to connect the dots between his past support for Eisner in all things and his subsequent tremendous success as a leader once out of that shadow, since that hadn't happened at the time of publication.
Anen
Stewart does a thorough job of covering the rise and fall of Michael Eisner. His telling of the progress of the Disney empire from 1984 to 2004 is interesting and thought provoking. If you are a fan of the Disney brand and are interested in Eisner's abilities to revilize the company and build the empire, this is worth the time. I found Stewart to be an interesting storyteller and his ability to keep my interest in the business side was exceptional. The last ten years of Eisner's reign is reminiscent of Macbeth, maybe because I happen to be in the middle of teaching the play to my students; but, the parallels are similar and intriguing. The book was written in 2005, so you will be left wanting. I would be interested to see Stewart's take on the rise of Bob Iger and just how he was able to come into a fractured executive environment and be successful.
Gribandis
I was surprised by this book. Even thiugh I haven’t finished it, I wasn’t expecting to he caught by all the facts that are oresented in this book. My general assumption about Disney was that they were a flawless organization, just like their image and theme parks. Love what I’m reading so far and this is the first book I’ve read from the author, so I’m definitely looking into his other books when I'm done reading this!
Lynnak
This is a very thorough history. My only regret is that it didn't continue through the end of the Eisner era and tell the story of Eiger's ascension. This is a case for a 'live book' that the author could update (at least a Kindle edition)!
Xirmiu
The book covers the 20 year reign of Michael Eisner as CEO of Disney. The amazing rise and tumultuous end of Eisner's career at Disney are well covered, and the insights and access that Stewart had during the year leading up to Eisner's departure was almost unprecedented.

As some of the other reviewers note - the book is lengthy and tends to be a bit biased and slow going in spots. However, it is an entertaining read in the same vein as a Kurt Eichenwald or other investigative journalist. It provides a unique and easy to understand view on some very complex business topics, and also proves to be an easy to digest format for those who are new to or deeply familiar with board level politics in their business lives.

A good, entertaining read on one of the more interesting personalities and companies in business history.