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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.

Nelson DeMille: Rendezvous

Nelson DeMilleNelson DeMille is a decorated Vietnam veteran and a New York Times best-selling suspense novelist. In his new Kindle Single, a band of troops in Vietnam goes out on a patrol through enemy territory with a female sniper in its path. Recounting the mission in gruesome detail, DeMille creates a masterpiece of moody suspense.

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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 Famed for his "Tales of the City" novels, Armistead Maupin restores to life a 1980 comic short story that speculated on the prospect of Jacqueline Onassis as a reclusive, "Grey Gardens"-style eccentric in the then-distant future of 1999.

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Kindle Single In the final days of World War II, a wily band of American soldiers teamed up with the Nazis and went behind enemy lines to save the world's rarest horses--including the exquisite white Lipizzaner--from imminent extinction at the hands of the Russians. The writer behind "Captain Phillips" recounts the exhilarating rescue mission in vivid narrative.

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Kindle Single The author of the number-one Kindle Singles best seller Bearded Lady, explores her ambivalence towards motherhood with touching and uproarious results. At 32 years old, the recently married author's self-doubt led her to wear a fake pregnancy belly, crash pre-natal yoga classes, debate experts, and even tend to her very own crying plastic baby doll. Baby Steps is what to expect when you're not expecting--a heartfelt and hilarious guide to making the most important decision of your life.

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Kindle Single This chilling profile of Kermit Gosnell--the abortion doctor whose clinic in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood was revealed as a house of horrors--details the doctor's early days in the abortion-rights movement and gets Gosnell to reveal his motives, for the first time ever, in his first post-conviction interview.

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Kindle Single The celebrated popular historian takes a scalpel to Stalin--whom he labels "one of the outstanding monsters of history"--and in doing so tells the story of Russia in the twentieth century: dark and murderous, a stage on which to display humanity's infinite capacity for self-destruction.

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Kindle Single A darkly funny and poignant memoir of love and addiction, as Anna Marrian chronicles her attempts to win the love of her charming, elusive, and boundary-crossing father--illuminating the power and limitation of family ties and the strength it takes for one woman to finally break free of those bonds.

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Kindle Single As a way of steadying and finding herself in her new Nigerian home in the early 1960s, Kathleen Hill begins reading Henry James's Portrait of a Lady-- and there discovers disturbing resonances with her own life. Her essay pays homage to a vanished world and to the striking power of a novel.

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Kindle Single In a series of poignant and hilarious essays, a former Saturday Night Live writer reviews her family's dysfunction, the perils of dating and other tales from her childhood in Chicago and years in Hollywood--a series of stories praised by comedians Colin Quinn, Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert.

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Kindle Single A young novelist--named by Esquire as one of the ten best writers in America--journeys to Europe, and returns with an intimately-reported account of the unexamined world of European race-relations, and the shared history and culture of the countries alongside the Atlantic Ocean.

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Kindle Single In November 2011, after years in remission, 58-year-old Walter Keller had nearly lost his latest battle with leukemia. Desperate, his family turned to a radical, barely tested gene-therapy treatment. What happened next may change the course of medicine--and offer new hope to millions of cancer sufferers and their families.

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Kindle SingleGame of Thrones has entranced millions, and this exclusive Kindle Single takes us behind the fantasies of the books and series to the remarkable truths of the early realm that became today's United Kingdom. A captivating read for lovers of the show--and the history that spawned it.

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Kindle Single In this exclusive Kindle Singles Interview, celebrated physicist and author Brian Greene (The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos) discusses the origins of string theory, the triumph of the Higgs boson, and how a baseball hanging from the ceiling by a piece of chewing gum became a pivotal moment in his scientific career. Greene, who recently launched World Science U, explains what it is that's so "elegant" about string theory while lamenting the possible limits of what dogs (and humans) can ever hope to understand about the universe.

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