Best books to gift the political junkie in your life

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After the 2016 election cycle, chances are there's that one person in your life who just won't stop talking about politics. The intricacies of campaign strategy, post-debate polling numbers, the endless conversation over when America was truly "great" -- all topics discussed in detail by that person who's always up on the latest political gossip.

For the government connoisseur who has everything, see the gallery below for our comprehensive, non-partisan list of 10 books you can gift the political junkie in your life. From Senator Bernie Sanders' new memoir, "Our Revolution," to old favorites like "Game Change," and "Hamilton," there's something on this list for Trump supporters, Clinton supporters, and everyone in between.

Here are 10 books you can gift the political junkie in your life:
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Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics by Michael Wolraich

No, you aren't dreaming -- that really is "Republican" and "progressive" in the same sentence. At the turn of the 20th century, young Republicans planned to overthrow their party and remove corruption from Washington. While their opponents called them "radicals," and "fanatics," they called themselves Progressives.

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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye

Just like his brother, Bobby Kennedy is one of the most discussed politicians in U.S. history. New York Times bestselling author Larry Tye's 2016 book delves into the transformational life events that turned the more conservative Massachusetts native into a nationally beloved liberal icon.

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The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism by Yuval Levin

In "The Fractured Republic," Yuval Levin argues that the politics of nostalgia is failing 21st century America. A long-time conservative and renowned political analyst, Levin's latest work is a timely look at why conservative intellectuals were so intensely opposed to Donald Trump throughout his "Make America Great Again" campaign.

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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

If you've learned about founding father Alexander Hamilton by way of songs in "Hamilton: An American Musical," you actually have this book to thank. It wasn't until Lin-Manuel Miranda read this biography by Ron Chernow that he got the idea for his widely-popular Broadway hit. No political science wonk's collection is complete without Chernow's classic.

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Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders

After running opposite Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders is out with a book about his proclaimed "revolution" -- just in time for the holidays. Whether you "feel the Bern" or not, Sen. Sanders' literary release is a timely reflection on the Vermont native's anti-establishment rhetoric and grassroots campaign tactics.

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Wealth, Poverty and Politics by Thomas Sowell

In "Wealth, Poverty and Politics," Dr. Thomas Sowell of Stanford University examines examples of income inequality on a global and national scale. Specifically, the book rebuts popular explanations of these inequalities, and shows why these theories do not stand up under scrutiny. Sowell's work is a comprehensive study of income inequality and how that conversation plays in differing political ideologys.

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Understanding the modern Republican party begins with understanding Abraham Lincoln. Kearns Goodwin's epic on which Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" was based is a must-have for any American president enthusiast. This deep dive into the 16th president's journey to and through the oval office is a look at Lincoln's ability to cope with hostile congressmen, military generals and his own raucous cabinet.

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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson

Before Megyn Kelly and Anderson Cooper, there was Hunter S. Thompson. Legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson's critical look at Richard Nixon and Jim McGovern's 1972 presidential election has been deemed a "cornerstone" of American political journalism. Fourty years after its original publish date, this literary campaign catalog is absolutely one to gift the politics obsessor in your life.

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Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

This dishy recap of the historic 2008 election is a deeply-researched dive into the intricacies of campaigning through the lens of Barack Obama, the Clintons, John McCain and Sarah Palin. The HBO adapted film by the same name was released in 2012.

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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion by Jonathan Haidt

As Mark Twain once famously said, "In matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind" questions conventional thinking about politics, morality and religion -- three intrinsically tied pillars of civil life.

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