Nov. 1, 2016 11:26 AM

Nearly a year has passed since the 2015 runoff for governor, and we all certainly know how that story ended. It was an unforgettable race — the most expensive in Louisiana history — with towering personalities, political hijinks, high drama and scandalous headlines. Fueling it all was the selfdetermination of two men who desperately wanted to capture the Bayou State’s ultimate political prize.

Long Shot, a new book by Tyler Bridges and Jeremy Alford (a regular IND contributor) and edited by Clancy DuBos, shows you exactly what that road to the governor’s mansion looked and felt like. From the Political Hall of Fame in Winnfield to Washington Mardi Gras, from the forums and the closed-door meetings to the TV studios and barrooms, you’ll learn who said what and how it really went down.

Pre-orders begin Tuesday, Nov. 1, at — the perfect Christmas gift for the political junkie in your life.