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Stephen King: Guns

Stephen KingStephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide best sellers, including 11/22/63 and Under the Dome. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Guns is his second work of nonfiction.

Richard Russo: Nate in Venice

Richard RussoRichard Russo is the author of six previous novels and The Whore's Child, a collection of stories. In 2002, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls.

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Kindle Singles: Journalism, Novellas, Essays, Humor, and Short Kindle eBooks

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Kindle Singles is here to offer a vast spectrum of reporting, essays, memoirs, narratives, and short stories presented to educate, entertain, excite, and inform. Our writers take you places you can't get to any other way, on journeys of fact and fiction that share these common threads: they're the highest-quality work we can find, and at a length best suited to the ideas they present.
Kindle Single When a robot defies his programming, is he broken? Or is he something else? A gripping new short story from the best-selling author of Wool.

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Kindle Single The painting from the massive bestseller The Goldfinch flies from its frame and the page in this true story, with piercing insight into the passion, and the tragedy, that went into creating an iconic work of art.

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Kindle Single It was called Freedom Summer, and they came to Mississippi by the hundreds, white and black, young and old. Their aim was elemental: secure the right to vote for blacks in the state. The hurdle they'd face would be daunting. Follow a ProPublica reporter as she journeys to Mississippi and encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights.

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Kindle Single A spirited 4,000-mile road trip through the wild new frontier of energy in North America--along the route of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that may carry tar-sands oil from Canada across Montana, the Dakotas, and Nebraska en route to Gulf Coast refineries. "Boom" is both a gritty, boots-on-the ground odyssey and a profound exploration of what's at stake--for the environment, the economy, and foreign policy--as America becomes the largest energy producer in the world.

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Kindle Single It was a brilliant campaign of deception. On June 6, 1944, the Allies invaded Normandy and gained a pivotal foothold against the Nazis. In "The D-Day Deception," acclaimed author Alex Gerlis explores the history of the top-secret military operation that fooled Adolf Hitler and helped the Allies win the war.

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Kindle Single When Hari Kunzru, named one of Britain's "Best Young Novelists," first moved to New York City he chose as his imaginary guide the blind composer and musician Moondog, AKA, Louis Hardin. With great lyrical intensity Kunzru recalls the strange soundscape of an unfamiliar place, and celebrates both the city and the musical genius of Moondog.

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Kindle Single In "Pity the Animal," essayist Chelsea Hodson explores the concept of human submission and commodification by way of window displays, wild animals, performance art, and sugar daddy dating websites. She asks, "How much can a body endure?" The answer is by turns hopeful and disquieting.

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Kindle Single A deadpan comedy classic is born, in the form of a fictional British restaurant reviewer's diaries of his first culinary tour of America. It contains literally tens of thousands of exquisitely selected words placed together in an order that will both surprise and delight you.

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Kindle Single As the world prepares for the 2014 World Cup, Aleksandar Hemon regales us with stories of the heated pick-up games he played as a youth in Sarajevo and as an adult in Chicago, and revisits memories of World Cups gone by --all the while urging us to absorb the sport’s joy, skill, agony, and triumph.

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Kindle Single E = mc² is the only scientific formula everybody knows. But what exactly does it mean? And how did Einstein discover it--in the years before he became an international icon of genius? Robin Arianrhod describes one of physics' greatest breakthroughs, and links it to the tumultuous life of the young scientist who made it.

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Kindle Single A fly-on-the wall insider's account of the making of Joel and Ethan Coen's classic 1996 movie The Big Lebowski, that delivers a revealing and intimate portrait of the brothers at work on their cult masterpiece.

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Kindle Single On an L-shaped sofa at his home high atop the Hollywood Hills, 54-year-old "Weird Al" Yankovic --the Grammy-winning song parodist famous for such hits as "Like A Surgeon," "I Love Rocky Road," and "Eat It"-- let down his legendary hair for a relaxed, revealing and often hilarious three-hour conversation. Among other topics, Al opened up about his nerdy childhood, his late-night writing binges, his gut-wrenching reach for movie stardom, and his hopes for his latest album, "Mandatory Fun." He also discussed his future plans to have a drug problem.

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