Sally Denton

Sally Denton

I am an investigative reporter, author, and historian who writes about the subjects others ignore--from a drug conspiracy in Kentucky to organized crime in Las Vegas; from corruption within the Mormon Church to murdered women in New Mexico; from one of America's bitterest political campaigns to the powerful forces arrayed against Franklin D. Roosevelt. While the subjects of my books at first glance seem disparate, they are actually unified by a central theme of the exploration of subjects in American history that have been neglected or marginalized, and characters whom I return to their rightful places in history. I am a Guggenheim fellow, a Woodrow Wilson public scholar, a Black Mountain/Kluge fellow, and the recipient of the Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Award and two Western Heritage Awards. My book "The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World" won Best Investigative Book of 2016 from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). I have been inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, and am a decades-long resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am the mother of three sons and am married to journalist and author John L. Smith @sallydenton
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