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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.

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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 Leaving behind her strict Mennonite upbringing, Kathryn has moved west. America has just won victory in Japan, and a charming older man begins visiting the diner where Kathryn works. With the country flush with postwar happiness, Kathryn takes a chance on her mysterious admirer and moves to Los Angeles with him. But how much does she really know about this new man? In "Pie," acclaimed novelist Suzanne Matson looks at the thrill and danger inherent in the American dream of unrestricted liberty.

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Kindle Single With her shocking dismissal, former New York Times editor Jill Abramson can now be added to the list of women who have been hired to run large corporations – only to be publicly fired soon thereafter. Barnard College president Debora Spar explores this troubling trend, called the glass cliff, and asks important questions about the challenges that confront women and minorities in the workplace.

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Kindle Single The unbelievable true story of one man's desperate hunt for Osama bin Laden and the woman who was fatally drawn to his side--a latter-day Bonnie and Clyde, set against the backdrop of the backwoods of New York State, an Afghan prison and a drug-fueled Mexican sex den.

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Kindle Single Fresh out of college, Mary H.K. Choi booked a one-way ticket to New York City and never looked back. Twelve years and countless jobs, dates and a bajillion dollars in rent later, she'd finally had enough. In "Oh, Never Mind," Choi chronicles her decision to let go of New York by looking back at the hilarious, and often brutal, life lessons the city taught her--about love, money, friendship and, above all, herself.

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Kindle Single Buckingham Palace is by far the most famous building in the world and the lady who lives there, Queen Elizabeth 11, is easily the most famous woman on the planet. Her Majesty employs some 1,200 men and women, full and part-time, permanent and temporary in her various Royal residences with over 400 working for her at Buckingham Palace alone. So, what is she like to work for? This book gives all the answers from the inside.

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Kindle Single Adolph Hitler will always be associated with the tragedies of the Second World War, but the seeds of his destructive powers were sewn years before. Paul Ham examines the early life of Nazi Germany's leader--from his troubled boyhood to his experiences fighting in the trenches in the First World War. A fascinating account of the man who came to personify evil.

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Kindle Single The one thing certain about retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is that we want him to stand for something, even if we can't quite settle on what that something is. Baseball has needed him as a symbol, and Jeter has allowed himself to be symbolic--even while he reveals nothing of his interior life and nothing of himself. In "The Swinger," Joseph Bottum examines the mask of Derek Jeter and considers his place in the history of the game.

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Kindle SingleEconomist senior editor Edward Lucas lays bare the naïveté, hypocrisy and sinister background surrounding Edward Snowden, the fugitive American intelligence contractor now living in Russia--and demolishes his claim to be a whistleblower. Any benefits to the public debate about issues such as meta-data and encryption are far outweighed by the damage done to the West’s security, diplomacy and economic interests.

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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 In the mid-1920s, children began to vanish from neighborhoods around New York City. It took the police a decade to find their abductor, an unassuming 64-year-old named Albert Fish. Fish had committed crimes of unspeakable horror: He had not only murdered the children, but also tortured and, in some cases, eaten them. Award-winning journalist Deborah Blum tells the story of a notorious cannibal killer, the detective who brought him to justice, and the scientists who tried to make sense of his crimes.

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Kindle Single In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

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Kindle Single Paul Reiser--the #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of TV’s classic sitcom Mad About You--recalls his memorable encounters with legendary Hollywood greats whose advice, friendship and example showed him how to be a better artist and better man. By turns touching and comic, Reiser shares the intimate details of inspiring backstage moments with comedy greats such as Bill Cosby, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, Carol Burnett, and Peter Falk, and what they taught him about life, work, and creativity.

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Kindle Single In April 2014, Viktor Orbán, the youngest elected Prime Minister in Hungarian history, became Prime Minister of Hungary for the third time, for the second time with a supermajority, making him the most significant Hungarian politician since the nineteenth century. Beat that. He changed Eastern Europe, and may well do the same for Western Europe. "The Hungarian Tiger" is everything you wanted to know about Hungarian politics, but were afraid to ask.

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Kindle Single The existence of extraterrestrials may seem a charming whimsy. But is someone, or something, out there actually sending us a message? In "Little Green Men," journalist and documentarian Bill Retherford explores the serious and scientific search to find an alien civilization somewhere in our galaxy. The greatest adventure of all, astronomers say, is within our grasp--if only we're listening.

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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 Louis C.K. is the conquering hero of stand-up comedy and the star-writer-director of "Louie," a cable series that has warped the boundaries of traditional comedy and storytelling. But his high visibility and multiple Emmy nominations have also exposed him to the prairie fires of controversy that rage across the Internet. Will his artistic ambition, brooding presence, and grappling depictions of sex on "Louie" be his undoing? Vanity Fair columnist James Wolcott considers C.K.'s place in the pantheon of talented and tortured comic artists, from Chaplin to the present.

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