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Denton, Sally

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Works: 23 works in 82 publications in 3 languages and 6,792 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Classifications: F826, B
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Most widely held works by Sally Denton
American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857 by Sally Denton( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,603 libraries worldwide
An analysis of the September 1857 massacre of a gold-laden wagon train of settlers passing through Utah 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 )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,259 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 )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,081 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 )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 797 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 between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 648 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 )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 558 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 543 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 money and the power : the making of Las Vegas and its hold on America by Sally Denton( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 117 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 through the American West by Sally Denton( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the experiences Jean Rio had during her journey from England to Utah with her seven children in the 1850s
Une hyper-Amérique : argent, pouvoir, corruption ou le modèle Las Vegas by Sally Denton( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Les auteurs montrent que Las Vegas est une métaphore de ce que sont devenus les Etats-Unis. Loin des clichés du mythe véhiculé par les films, les romans, etc., elle traîne derrière elle une histoire trouble où se croisent grands criminels, barons de la drogue, banquiers, monde du spectacle et de la politique
Las Vegas periphery : views from the edge by Laurie Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Come to the circus by Damian Harvey( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Las Vegas : Geld - Macht - Politik by Sally Denton( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Las Vegas the money and the power ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This program explores the transformation of a remote desert city to being one of the most popular tourist destinations. It shows how it was built on greed and money by a mobster, and has influenced society outside of itself
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 5 libraries worldwide
The money and the power by Roger Morris( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Las Vegas'the name evokes images of divorce and dice, prostitutes and payoffs, gangsters and glitz. But beneath it all is a sordid history that is much more insidious and far-reaching than ever imagined. Now, at the dawn of the new century, this neon maelstrom of ruthlessness and greed stands to not as an aberrant "sin city," but as a natural outgrowth of the corruption and worship of money that have come to permeate American life. The Money and the Power is the most comprehensive look yet at Las Vegas and its breadth of influence. Based on five years of intensive research and interviewing, Sally Denton and Roger Morris reveal the city's historic network of links to Wall Street, international drug traffickers, and the CIA. In doing so, they expose the disturbing connections amongst politicians, businessmen, and the criminals that harness these illegal activities. Through this lucid and gripping indictment of Las Vegas, Morris and Denton uncover a national ethic of exploitation, violence, and greed, and provide a provocative reinterpretation of twentieth-century American history. From the Trade Paperback edition
Faith and betrayal by Sally Denton( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Massacre by Robert H Briggs( Article )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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