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  • Walt's Utopiaby Priscilla Hobbs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    The "Happiest Place On Earth" opened in 1955 during a trying time in American life--the Cold War. Disneyland was envisioned as a utopian resort where families could play together and escape the tension of the "real world." Since its construction, the park has continually been updated to reflect changing American culture. The park's... more...

  • Hidden Mickeysby Steven M. Barrett

    The Intrepid Traveler 2015; US$ 9.99

    Over 1,000 images of Mickey Mouse are hidden in the Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) to give visitors the pleasure of finding them. Author Barrett adds to the fun with his best-selling field guide to their whereabouts. In this new edition, updated with his latest sightings, he guides you to over 1,250 ?hidden Mickeys.? All new in this edition: sightings... more...

  • Georgian Trick Riders in American Wild West Shows, 1890s-1920sby Irakli Makharadze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1893, Georgian horsemen from the Caucasus immigrated to the United States where for more than 30 years they performed in circuses and Wild West shows under the billing of "Russian Cossacks." The connection between Buffalo Bill Cody and the Georgian trick riders represents one of the earliest relationships between Georgia and the United... more...

  • PassPorter's Walt Disney World 2015by Jennifer Marx; Dave Marx; Alexander Marx

    PassPorter Travel Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    With four major theme parks and 22 hotels, Disney World can be daunting this indispensable travel planner simplifies the process. Each of the four major parks gets in-depth coverage, complete with full-color fold-out maps and a description of every ride and attraction. Exhaustive profiles of Disney-owned resort hotels feature detailed maps, color... more...

  • Clownsby Ezra LeBank; David Bridel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Clowns: In Conversation with Modern Masters is a groundbreaking collection of conversations with 20 of the greatest clowns on earth. In discussion with clown aficionados Ezra LeBank and David Bridel, these legends of comedy reveal the origins, inspirations, techniques, and philosophies that underpin their remarkable odysseys. Featuring incomparable... more...

  • The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney Worldby Susan Veness

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 13.99 US$ 11.47

    Your guide to Disney's hidden treasures--including Fantasyland and Storybook Circus secrets! Whether this is your first or fiftieth visit, you'd be surprised at how much you miss during your trip to Walt Disney World. From where to find hidden Imagineer signatures to the secrets behind the carriage numbers in the Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak play area,... more...

  • Mousejunkies!by Bill Burke

    Travelers' Tales 2015; US$ 19.99

    A guidebook with a decidedly different approach, Mousejunkies! 3rd Edition? is a collection of humorous travelogues and insider how-to secrets compiled after scores of trips to Walt Disney World. The book draws on the insights of a panel of Disney fanatics The Mousejunkies following dozens of personal vacations, trade shows and press trips in recent... more...

  • The Greatest Shows on Earthby Linda Simon

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 40.00

    ?Step right up!? and buy a ticket to the Greatest Show on Earth?the Big Top, containing death-defying stunts, dancing bears, roaring tigers, and trumpeting elephants. The circus has always been home to the dazzling and the exotic, the improbable and the impossible?a place of myth and romance, of reinvention, rebirth, second acts, and new identities.... more...

  • Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalryby Sam Gennawey

    Unofficial Guides 2014; US$ 18.99

    Universal Studios never really wanted to get into the theme park business. They wanted to be the anti-Disney. But when forced to do so, they did it in a big way. Despite the fits and starts of multiple owners, the parks have finally gained the momentum to mount a serious challenge to the Walt Disney Company. How did this happen? Who made it happen?... more...

  • The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney Worldby Bob Sehlinger; Len Testa

    Unofficial Guides 2014; US$ 19.99

    Following in the best-selling tradition of The Unofficial Guides series, The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World gives readers the inside track on visiting Disney World and making the most of their time in the park. Complete with hundreds of full-color photographs, this essential visual guide is a must-have for any Disney... more...