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Denton, Sally

Overview
Works: 20 works in 91 publications in 3 languages and 7,224 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Drama  Television series  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Tours 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F849.L35, 979.3135
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Most widely held works about Sally Denton
 
Most widely held works by Sally Denton
American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857 by Sally Denton( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the September 1857 massacre of a gold-laden wagon train of settlers passing through Oregon draws on historical records to argue that Brigham Young and members of the Mormon Church played key roles in the crime
The money and the power : the making of Las Vegas and its hold on America, 1947-2000 by Sally Denton( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadowy past and present of Las Vegas, and its role in the shaping of today's America, are revealed
Faith and betrayal : a pioneer woman's passage in the American West by Sally Denton( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the diaries of the author's great-great grandmother, describes how Jean Rio, a recent widow and mother of seven, lured by the promises of Mormon missionaries, embarked on a long and difficult journey to Utah, where she found disillusionment, zealotry, violence, the loss of her wealth, and the repellent practice of polygamy. The richly told story of a nineteenth century woman, the author's great-great grandmother, whose religious faith was betrayed and regained on a journey across the American West. In the 1850s, Jean Rio was a recently widowed English mother of seven. Rich, well educated, musically gifted, deeply spiritual, and increasingly dismayed by the social injustices she saw around her, she was moved by the promises of Mormon missionaries and set out from England for Utah. On her fifty-six day Atlantic crossing, she began keeping a diary, and this extraordinary chronicle is the basis of Sally Denton's book. We follow Jean Rio from New Orleans, where she disembarks, up the Mississippi by riverboat, and, finally, westward by wagon train. We see her family transformed by necessity, mastering frontier skills, surviving storms, finding their own food, overcoming illness and injury during the five months it takes them to reach Zion. We see her initial enthusiasm turn to disillusionment: She is forced to surrender her money to the church. She realizes she has been lied to about polygamy; Mormons do practice it, which she detests. Acts of Mormon violence against nonbelievers repels her. Her musical skills are buried beneath the daily rigors of farming. Two of her sons flee to California. We witness her seventeen-year struggle to make peace with her situation before she, too, escapes to California, to freedom, a career as a midwife, and a new religion that fulfills her. Dramatic and powerful, Faith and Betrayal is the moving account of one woman's gamble in an emerging America, and a valuable addition to the history of both the Mormon experience and the long saga of immigrant pioneer women
Passion and principle : John and Jessie Frémont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America by Sally Denton( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was the daughter of powerful Missouri politician Thomas Hart Benton and was a savvy political operator who played confidante and advisor to the inner circle of the highest political powers in the country. He was a key figure in western exploration and California's first senator, and became the first presidential candidate for the Republican Party--and the first candidate to challenge slavery. Both shaped their times and were far ahead of it, but their story has never fully been told. Thanks in part to a deep-seated family quarrel between Jessie's father and the couple, John and Jessie were eclipsed and opposed by some of the most mythic characters of their era, not least Abraham Lincoln. Historian Sally Denton restores the reputations of John and Jessie and places them where they belong--at the center of our country's history.--From publisher description
The plots against the president : FDR, a nation in crisis, and the rise of the American right by Sally Denton( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment of the political and physical dangers faced by the newly elected President Roosevelt in 1933 profiles such adversaries as would-be assassin Giuseppe Zangara and populist demagogues Huey Long and Charles Coughlin
The pink lady : the many lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas by Sally Denton( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Broadway star and congresswoman covers her political achievements as a woman in male-dominated mid-twentieth-century arenas, her infamous rivalry with Richard Nixon, and her victimization by a McCarthyist smear campaign
The bluegrass conspiracy : an inside story of power, greed, drugs, and murder by Sally Denton( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985 -- carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine -- the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the U.S. government. The story of Thornton and "The Company" he served, and the lone heroic fight of State Policeman Ralph Ross against an international web of corruption is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th century. -- Book jacket
The profiteers : Bechtel and the men who built the world by Sally Denton( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. 'Dad' Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to 'build the world,' from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and Doha, to pipelines and tunnels in Alaska and Europe, to mining and energy operations around the globe. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history of government contracts and the privatization of public works, made possible by an unprecedented revolving door between its San Francisco headquarters and Washington
The profiteers Bechtel and the men who built the world by Sally Denton( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to build the world, from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and Doha, to pipelines and tunnels in Alaska and Europe, to mining and energy operations around the globe
Las Vegas periphery : views from the edge by Laurie Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come to the circus by Damian Harvey( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas by Doug Melnyk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the transformation of a remote desert city to being one of the most popular tourist destinations. It was built on greed and money by a mobster, and you'll see how it has influenced society outside of itself
The Bluegrass conspiracy : [regular print book discussion kit] by Sally Denton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985--carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine--the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the U.S. government. The story of Thornton and "The Company" he served, and the lone heroic fight of Kentucky State Policeman Ralph Ross against an international web of corruption is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th century
American Heritage's invention & technology( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Passion and principle John and Jessie Frémont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America by Sally Denton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

She was the daughter of powerful Missouri politician Thomas Hart Benton and was a savvy political operator who played confidante and adviser to the inner circle of the highest political powers in the country. He was a key figure in western exploration and California's first senator, and became the first presidential candidate for the Republican Party - and the first candidate to challenge slavery. Both shaped their times and were far ahead of it, but their story has never fully been told. Thanks in part to a deep-seated family quarrel between Jessie's father and the couple, John and Jessie were eclipsed and opposed by some of the most mythic characters of their era, not least Abraham Lincoln. [In this book, the author] restores the reputations of John and Jessie and places them where they belong- at the center of our country's history. -Dust jacket
Massacre by Robert H Briggs( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
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The money and the power : the making of Las Vegas and its hold on America, 1947-2000Faith and betrayal : a pioneer woman's passage in the American WestPassion and principle : John and Jessie Frémont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century AmericaThe plots against the president : FDR, a nation in crisis, and the rise of the American rightThe pink lady : the many lives of Helen Gahagan DouglasThe bluegrass conspiracy : an inside story of power, greed, drugs, and murderCome to the circusThe Bluegrass conspiracy : [regular print book discussion kit]