Actually this book was released in 2008. The paperback version of “The Family:The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart Of American Power” was released this year. Also, it really did not gain notoriety until this year when the affairs of Gov. Mark Sanford (R) of South Carolina and Senator (R) John Ensign were blew up in the news. The book isn’t about these affairs. The book is about the history of fundamentalist christianity in America. It a biography on people who are the masters of fusing religion and policy.