Investigative Reporter and Author
Passion and Principle — Jesse and John Fremont and the Shaping of America
University of Nevada, Reno,
University of Colorado, Boulder. B.A. in English Literature, 1974.
PASSION AND PRINCIPLE: JESSIE AND JOHN FRÉMONT AND THE SHAPING OF AMERICA. New York: Bloomsbury USA, May, 2007.
FAITH AND BETRAYAL: A PIONEER WOMAN’S PASSAGE IN THE AMERICAN WEST . New York
: Alfred A. Knopf, April 2005. Paperback edition, Vintage Books, July 2006.AMERICAN MASSACRE: THE TRAGEDY AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS, SEPTEMBER 1857. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, June 2003. Paperback edition, Vintage Books, June 2004.
THE MONEY AND THE POWER: THE MAKING OF LAS VEGAS AND ITS HOLD ON AMERICA, 1947-2000. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, April 2001. (with Roger Morris) Paperback edition, Vintage Books, April 2002.
THE BLUEGRASS CONSPIRACY: AN INSIDE STORY OF POWER, GREED, DRUGS, AND MURDER. New York: Doubleday, 1989. Paperback edition, Avon Books, 1990. Revised edition, Backinprint.com, 2002.
Guest Lecturer. University of New Mexico, Department of History. 2006-2007
Goldstein and Denton. Washington, DC private investigations firm. 1984-1990.
United Press International investigative reporting team, Washington, D.C. 1983-1984.
WKYT Television, Lexington, Kentucky. Investigative reporter. 1980-1983.
Jack Anderson nationally-syndicated column. Investigative reporter. 1978-1980.
Rio Grande Sun. Espanola, New Mexico. Reporter. 1976-1978.
Boulder City News. Boulder City, Nevada. Reporter. 1975-1976.
MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES WRITTEN BY SALLY DENTON:
The Washington Post, The New York Times, Salon, The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Globe and Mail, Columbia Journalism Review, American Heritage, the Los Angeles Times, Penthouse Magazine, the Santa Fe New Mexican.
ARTICLES ABOUT SALLY DENTON:
Time, Newsweek, Newsday, The New York Times, USA Today, Washingtonian, the Las Vegas Sun, the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Albuquerque Journal, and Albuquerque Tribune.
FILM DOCUMENTARIES BASED ON SALLY DENTON’S WORK:
“Mountain Massacre.” Investigating History with Bill Kurtis, Paul Hutton, producer. The History Channel, February 2004.
“The Money and the Power.” A & E production, January 2002.
“The Bluegrass Connection.” Dominick Dunne, Court TV production, 2004.
Western Writers Association
PEN American Center