Books by Sally Denton

Sally Denton is the author of "The Bluegrass Conspiracy: An Inside Story of Power, Greed, Drugs, and Murder" and co-author, with Roger Morris, of "The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America, 1947-2000." She has written for th

Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Filled with stories of cronyism and influence peddling, Denton's riveting and revealing book will undoubtedly displease the so-called 'boys from Bechtel,' who refused to talk to Denton, referring her to the company website."
Investigative journalist Denton (The Plots Against the President: FDR, A Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right, 2012, etc.) offers an ambitious "empire biography" of the Bechtel family and the secretive, privately held construction company-turned-diversified international conglomerate that has been "inextricably enmeshed" in U.S. foreign policy for seven decades. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Demonstrates how political popularity has a bitter, resentful relative who acts as if elections are valid only when his side wins—and who sometimes packs heat."
Investigative journalist Denton (Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas, 2009, etc.) follows critical moments in the career of four-term president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who, demonized by far left and far right, escaped an assassin's bullet and a bizarre coup plot. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"Eye-opening, entertaining portrait of a fascinating proto-feminist."
A welcome biography of the Broadway star turned California Democratic Congresswoman. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2007

"The Frémonts' story remains compelling, even when manhandled by a maladroit biographer."
Western historian Denton (Faith and Betrayal, 2005, etc.) offers a revisionist treatment of the fearless Pathfinder and his talented, ambitious wife. Read full book review >
Released: April 28, 2005

"Jean Rio's is an interesting life, but Denton's fourth outing disappoints."
Award-winning author Denton (American Massacre, 2003, etc.), who's written widely on the American West, tells the story of her great-great-grandmother, a Mormon pioneer. Read full book review >
Released: June 25, 2003

"By far the best and most complete account of the incident in print—and sure to cause a stir in Salt Lake City and beyond."
A superbly crafted, blood-soaked tale of "the largest civilian atrocity to occur on American soil" until the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. Read full book review >
Released: April 10, 2001

"Despite their always sensational (and sometimes florid) style, the authors manage to land some jarring punches in some very sensitive places. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Husband-and-wife investigative reporters view Las Vegas as our shadow capital, a sordid symbol of the greed, corruption, and falseness that permeate the country. Read full book review >