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Denton, Sally

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Works: 22 works in 85 publications in 3 languages and 6,970 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Fiction  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F826, B
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Publications about Sally Denton
Publications by Sally Denton
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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 1,502 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 1,379 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 )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,013 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 )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 780 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 )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 645 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 538 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 )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 523 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 )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 255 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
Faith and betrayal : a pioneer woman's passage through the American West by Sally Denton( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the experiences Jean Rio had during her journey from England to Utah with her seven children in the 1850s
Las Vegas periphery : views from the edge by Laurie Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Come to the circus by Damian Harvey( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The profiteers Bechtel and the men who built the world by Sally Denton( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
From the bestselling coauthor of The Money and the Power-the inside story of the Bechtel family and the empire they've controlled since the construction of the Hoover Dam 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. Bechtel executives John McCone, Caspar Weinberger, and George P. Shultz segued from leadership at the company to positions as director of the CIA, secretary of defense, and secretary of state, respectively.Like all stories of empire building, the rise of Bechtel presents a complex and riveting narrative. In The Profiteers, Sally Denton exposes Bechtel's secret world and one of the biggest business and political stories of our time
John and Jessie Frémont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America by Sally Denton( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Las Vegas the money and the power ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 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
Faith and betrayal by Sally Denton( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Bluegrass conspiracy : [regular print book discussion kit] by Sally Denton( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 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
Passion and principle John and Jessie Frémont, the couple whose power, politics, and love shaped nineteenth-century America by Sally Denton( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 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( Article )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
American Heritage's invention & technology ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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English (79)
French (2)
German (1)
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