This list is not complete, but it is every major book about Walt Disney that I own. There are a few others that cover a more general look at Walt's work, but the following are mostly centered on the man.
- Barrier, Michael. The Animated Man: The Life of Walt Disney. 2007.
In my opinion, Barrier's book is one of the best biographies about Disney. You can read my review here.
- Burnes, Brian; Butler, Robert W.; and Viets, Dan. Walt Disney's Missouri: The Roots of a Creative Genius. 2002.
- Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination. 2006.
Gabler's work is fairly negative and although he had access to the Archives, the Disney Family has rebuked the work. Michael Barrier has compiled a list of the inaccuracies.
- Greene, Katherine and Richard. Inside the Dream: The Personal Story of Walt Disney. 2001.
- Greene, Katherine and Richard. The Man behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney. 1998.
- Krasniewicz, Louise. Walt Disney: A Biography. 2010.
- Miller, Diane Disney. The Story of Walt Disney. 1959
- Mosley, Leonard. Disney's World: A Biography. 1983.
- Schickel, Richard. The Disney Version: The Life, Times, Art and Commerce of Walt Disney. 1968.
- Susanin, Timothy S. Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928. 2011.
This is a wonderfully detailed look at the first years of Disney's professional life. You can read my review here.
- Thomas, Bob. Walt Disney: An Americal Original. 1976.
This is the official, corporate biography of Walt Disney. It is often maligned for being too saccharine, but Thomas interviewed many Disney employees and had access to the Archives.
- Green, Amy Boothe and Green, Howard E. Remembering Walt: Favorite Memories of Walt Disney. 1999.
- Jackson, Kathy Merlock. Walt Disney: Conversations. 2005.
- Schroeder, Russell. Walt Disney: His Life in Pictures. 1996.
- Shows, Charles. Walt: Backstage Adventures With Walt Disney. 1980.
- Smith, Dave. Quotable Walt Disney. 2001.
- Smith, Dave. Walt Disney Famous Quotes. 1994.
- Williams, Pat. How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life. 2004
- Brown, Jonatha. People We Should Know: Walt Disney. 2005.
- Feinstien, Stephen. Read about Walt Disney. 2005.
- Hammontree, Marie. Walt Disney: Young Movie Maker (Childhood of Famous Americans). 1997.
- Isbouts, Jean-Pierre. Discovering Walt : The Magical Life of Walt Disney. 2001.
- Josephson, Judith Pinkerton. Walt Disney: Genius of Entertainment (People to Know Today). 2006.
- Preszler, June. Walt Disney (Photo Illustrated Biographies). 2003.
- Saddleback Educational Publishing. Walt Disney, Graphic Biography. 2008.
- Selden, Bernice. The Story of Walt Disney: Maker of Magical Worlds . 1989.
- Simon, Charnan. Walt Disney: Creator of Magical Worlds. 2000.
- Stewart, Whitney. Who Was Walt Disney?. 2009.
- Thomas, Bob. Walt Disney: Magician at the Movies. 1966.