C Street

The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
By Jeff Sharlet (Trade Paperback, 2011)
Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to report from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known by its Washington, D.C., address. This luxury townhouse, recently the setting of notorious political scandal, is more crucially home to efforts to transform American democracy.

After laying bare the Fellowship's history in his runaway bestseller The Family, Sharlet now shows that past efforts of America's religious fundamentalists pale in comparison to their long-term ambitions today.

In C STREET Sharlet reveals why culture wars endure and why they matter now--from the American-backed war on gays in Uganda to the battle for the soul of America's armed forces. Drawing on exclusive sources and explosive, newly disclosed documents, Sharlet exposes not the last gasp of old-time religion but the new front lines of American fundamentalism.

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  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.99 US/$17.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316091060

    • On Sale Date: 06/09/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

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Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to report from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known by its Washington, D.C., address. This luxury townhouse, recently the setting of notorious political scandal, is more crucially home to efforts to transform American democracy.

After laying bare the Fellowship's history in his runaway bestseller The Family, Sharlet now shows that past efforts of America's religious fundamentalists pale in comparison to their long-term ambitions today.

In C STREET Sharlet reveals why culture wars endure and why they matter now--from the American-backed war on gays in Uganda to the battle for the soul of America's armed forces. Drawing on exclusive sources and explosive, newly disclosed documents, Sharlet exposes not the last gasp of old-time religion but the new front lines of American fundamentalism.

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Jeff Sharlet, New York Times bestselling author of The Family, is a contributing editor for Harper's and Rolling Stone, the coauthor, with Peter Manseau, of Killing the Buddha, and the editor of TheRevealer.org. He has written for Mother Jones, the Washington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and many other magazines and newspapers, and he has commented on religion and politics for NBC Nightly News, The Daily Show, the Rachel Maddow Show, Fresh Air, Morning Edition, and more. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • "At once a gripping political thriller, a masterpiece of investigative journalism, and a timely call to arms, C Street reveals all that can be hidden within an innocuous Washington address. Jeff Sharlet delivers a warning that the blurring of the line between church and state is both an urgent local problem and a matter of global concern." (author of Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead and Songs for the Butcher's Daughter).

  • PRAISE FOR THE FAMILY:

    "One of the most compelling and brilliantly researched exposes you'll ever read." (Barbara Ehrenreich).

  • "Of all the important studies of the American right, The Family is undoubtedly the most eloquent. It is also quite possibly the most terrifying." (author of What's the Matter with Kansas?).

  • "An engaging writer with a keen eye." (Washington Post).

  • "Elegant...perceptive. Sharlet has unearthed an occurrence that is all the more startling for its being hidden in plain view." (Library Journal).

  • "A remarkable accomplishment in the annals of writing about religion." (author of New York Times bestseller Nixonland).

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

C Street
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.99 US/$17.50 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316091060
  • On Sale Date: 06/09/2011
C Street