Search Results: "Sally Denton"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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SALLY RIDE by Lynn Sherr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"An intimately celebratory biography."
An award-winning journalist's revealing biography of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman in space. Read full book review >

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THE DENTON MARE by Duane DeMello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2008

"One of the Old West's most beloved mustachioed villains rides again in this fictional account, perpetuating the memory of a fascinatingly complex figure."
An intriguing historical novel based on the life of Texas outlaw Sam Bass. Read full book review >

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SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >

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SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

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SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >