Search Results: "Sally Denton"


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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: 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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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: 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: 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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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: 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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WOMBAT & FOX by Terry Denton
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Dav Pilkey who are ready for something different will chuckle at the wild antics of this jolly band of animal friends. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
This Australian buddy book featuring the titular Wombat and Fox as well as Croc, millionaire Bandicoot, the Hippo Sisters and the naughty, naughty Five Monkeys is sure to please new readers with a wacky sense of humor. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"For readers willing to look past hackneyed prose and a few inconclusive plot points, there's an intriguing murder mystery accompanied by a journey of self-discovery."
A psychologically traumatized woman must decipher her violent flashbacks to stop a killer—and to understand her past—in Denton's debut novel. Read full book review >

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LUNATICS by Bradley Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Light, eccentric, thoughtful, and endearing: Planet Denton's a weird place but well worth a visit."
Another oddball fantasy from the author of Blackburn (1993), etc.; this time, thirtysomething cuddles up with Moonstruck to revamp The Little Mermaid. Read full book review >

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KNEELING ON RICE by Elizabeth Denton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Powerful imagery and subtle writing accompanied by incomplete characters and plots make for spare, evocative, but often frustrating stories."
This debut collection of stories involves an array of brash, complex women interacting with one another, their families, and their lovers in strange and novel ways. Read full book review >

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BLACKBURN by Bradley Denton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"The boldly abusive mixture of hilarity, despair, and cartoon eschatology recalls Flannery O'Connor and Miss Lonelyhearts."
The rollicking, horrifying, ultimately elegiac career of serial killer Jimmy Blackburn, whose adventures take him from his father's Kansas chicken farm to a coast-to-coast odyssey of killing people who don't deserve to live. Read full book review >