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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 Two families -- one Syrian, the other African-American -- join forces to open a restaurant in Kansas City that reflects their disparate traditions, and their mutual love of food. A warm look at the troubles and joys of the American melting pot, and how we grow from our failures.

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Kindle Single Ten years before the current Ebola outbreak incited panic across the globe, a highly infectious, unidentified Ebola-like virus swept through northern Angola, killing hundreds within a matter of months. At 23, Peter Apps was just starting out as a foreign correspondent when Reuters sent him into the heart of the hot zone to get the story. In "Before Ebola: Dispatches from a Deadly Outbreak" Apps recalls in vivid, unflinching detail the horrors of the 2005 Marburg outbreak, and how a terrified young man came of age in a time of unimaginable crisis.

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Kindle Single Hascia, a precocious biochemistry major, was about to tie the knot and settle down. Enter Barry, a roguish salesman who offered her an escape: come with me to Europe and never be bored. Together they left New York for Berlin, then the drug dens of Morocco, then a remote Spanish prison--a trip that was the adventure of a lifetime.

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Kindle Single The extraordinary true story of one man's survival and recovery from catastrophe. It was the U.K.'s worst rail disaster in years. On the morning of October 5, 1999, two rush-hour commuter trains collided just outside London. Though he was traveling in the front-most carriage, Andrew Rosenheim survived the crash. In "The Secrets of Carriage H," he recalls in heart-pounding detail the events of that day and opens up about the emotional rollercoaster that consumed him for months thereafter.

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Kindle Single In the lawless Colombian gold-mining town of Segovia, the "Gold Czar" was rarely spoken of in more than a whisper. But investigators were convinced he was behind the gangland killing of several local mine owners—a massacre that many believed was responsible for the nightmarish wave of violence that turned the town into one of the world’s murder capitals. Could they prove it?

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Kindle Single From the author of the best-selling Mayflower comes a remarkable account of Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America. When the Spaniard set sail in 1492, he was expecting to find a westward shortcut to China--but landed in America instead. In the aftermath, Columbus found himself navigating not merely the Atlantic, but the treacherous politics of the Spanish court. A fascinating story of the man who changed history by mistake.

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Kindle Single On the morning of December 19, 1948, Philadelphia awoke to the hope of a first-ever NFL championship for its long-suffering Eagles – and the first flakes of a raging blizzard. Give It To Steve! follows the unlikely odyssey of superstar running back Steve Van Buren – whose slashing style revolutionized pro football --and tells the remarkable story of how pro football's "Greatest Generation" of blue-collar, combat-hardened Everymen pulled off the game of the century.

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Kindle Single Two registered sex offenders had come to live in the small Connecticut town Gary Greenberg had called home for thirty years--and his fellow citizens, terrified and enraged, had come out to pin the blame on him. In this riveting memoir about a modern-day witch hunt, Greenberg recounts with acerbic wit what it's like to be the target of an entire town's wrath.

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Kindle Single Ken Burns--the Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated producer and director of hugely popular documentary films that include "The Civil War," "The Central Park Five," "Baseball," and "The Brooklyn Bridge"--opens up about how he picks his subjects, his true feelings about "the Ken Burns Effect," his harrowing childhood, and his much-anticipated new seven-part series, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," that debuts on September 14 on PBS.

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Kindle Single Four years after his father died a hero's death fighting a fire, Tim Ginocchetti was behind bars for killing his mother. How one tragedy led to another is a true story about the bullying of a gay teen--but in this case, the bully was the teen's own mother. Through a heartbreaking true-crime narrative, God's Nobodies teaches profound lessons about tolerance and the human spirit's yearning for independence.

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Kindle Single In this hilariously personal essay, Jonathan Black explores one of life's great vexations: Waiting. From doctor's offices to bad traffic, supermarket queues to college admissions limbo, Black reveals the secret truths behind everyday hold-ups and uncovers some remarkably simple solutions for avoiding them. Part journalism, part memoir, "The Doctor Will See You Shortly" takes readers on an informative and time-saving journey to find out why we wait and what we can do to get our lives back.

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Kindle Single A once-aspiring actress who never quite got over her dreams of Broadway stardom, Rachel Shukert made a name for herself with her widely circulated and uproariously funny recaps of NBC's television show Smash, and before long, found herself at the center of the backstage drama behind the backstage drama that captivated America.

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Kindle Single When André Bamberski's daughter died 30 years ago, he was helpless to save her. But when the authorities gave up their search for the murderer, he knew he had to act. So against the odds, Bamberski embarked on an obsessive quest to capture and punish his daughter's killer. In this riveting true story by Joshua Hammer, a father travels to the limits of law in search of justice.

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Kindle Single The 1960s were marked by social and cultural revolution, but colossal changes were also occurring in science. Writer Tim Radford explores the "hidden revolution": how little-known advances in plate tectonics, cosmology (proof of the Big Bang), satellite communications, and the development of smallpox vaccines transformed the world, and our understanding of it.

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Kindle Single In the early 1980s, before the dawn of cable television, the fresh and ironic obsessions of a charismatic young standup comic named David Letterman transformed comedy forever. In this definitive oral history of "Late Night," Letterman's NBC 12:30 am talk show that aired from 1982 to 1993, writers, producers, executives and actors share revealing stories--from the origins of the Top 10 Lists and Stupid Pet Tricks to the battle over who would replace Letterman’s mentor, Johnny Carson, as host of "The Tonight Show", to Letterman's final days at 30 Rock before moving to CBS and "The Late Show".

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Kindle Single Viewed today as the father of Artificial Intelligence, Alan Turing was a legendary computing pioneer, and instrumental in the Bletchley Park decoding efforts that helped the Allies win the War. A shy and private man, he was nonetheless openly homosexual in an age when its practice was illegal--and he paid for this candor with his life. A fascinating portrait of the man behind the myth.

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