Most widely held works by Sally Denton
American massacre : the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857 by Sally Denton ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,442 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 )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
Faith and betrayal : a pioneer woman's passage in the American West by Sally Denton ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,038 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 794 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 pink lady : the many lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas by Sally Denton ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
The bluegrass conspiracy : an inside story of power, greed, drugs, and murder by Sally Denton ( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
The money and the power : the making of Las Vegas and its hold on America by Sally Denton ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and French and held by 124 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...
The bluegrass conspiracy by Sally Denton ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
American massacre the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 11, 1857 by Sally Denton ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
"Finally, Denton explains how the rapidly expanding and enormously rich Mormon church of today still struggles to absolve itself of responsibility for what may well be an act of religious fanaticism unparalleled in the annals of American history."--BOOK JACKET.
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 held by 68 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the experiences Jean Rio had during her journey from England to Utah with her seven children in the 1850s.
American massacre by Sally Denton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Las Vegas the money and the power ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 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.
Las Vegas : Geld - Macht - Politik by Sally Denton ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Come to the circus by Damian Harvey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
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 3 libraries worldwide
The plots against the president : FDR, a nation in crisis, and the rise of the American right by Sally Denton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Faith and betrayal : a pioneer woman's passage in the American West ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Faith and betrayal by Sally Denton ( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
American Heritage's invention & technology. Vol. 25, no. 2 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
American massacre the tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 11, 1857 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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