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Sally Denton
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Sally Denton is the author of American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857; The Bluegrass Conspiracy: An Inside Story of Power, Greed, Drugs, and Murder; and, with Roger Morris, The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America, 1947—2000. She received Western Heritage Awards in 2002 and 2004, a Lannan Literary grant in 2000, and, for her body of work, the Nevada Silver Pen Award of 2003 for distinguished literary achievement. Her award-winning investigative reporting has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and American Heritage. She lives with her three... Read More

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American Massacre
The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
Written by Sally Denton


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $16.00

In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been the focus of passionate debate: Is it possible that... Read more >
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American Massacre
The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
Written by Sally Denton


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Faith and Betrayal
A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West
Written by Sally Denton


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $16.00

In the 1850s, Jean Rio, a deeply spiritual widow, was moved by the promises of Mormon missionaries and set out from England for Utah. Traveling across the Atlantic by steamer, up the Mississippi by riverboat, and westward by wagon, Rio kept a detailed diary of her extraordinary journey.

In Faith and Betrayal... Read more >
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Faith and Betrayal
A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West
Written by Sally Denton


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Money and the Power
The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America
Written by Sally Denton and Roger Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 516 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $17.95

Award-winning reporter Sally Denton bestselling presidential biographer Roger Morris here give us an eye-opening portrait of Las Vegas–a city that has become emblematic of America’s future.

Exposing the city’s surprising links to Mormon bankers, the CIA, and several presidents, they reveal a dangerous relationship between politics, business, and crime. And through this... Read more >
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The Money and the Power

Written by Sally Denton and Roger Morris


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2002
Price: $13.99

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