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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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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 Master storyteller Ursula K. Le Guin takes readers back to Earthsea, the fantasy world she created in numerous novels and short stories, with this hauntingly beautiful tale of betrayal and revenge.

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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 It was the spring of 1987, and crack cocaine had turned whole swaths of Detroit into combat zones. One evening that May, the police arrested a 17-year-old kid named Rick Wershe. They called him White Boy Rick. Journalist Evan Hughes untangles fact from fiction in Wershe's improbable story, tracking down the dealers, cops, and federal agents who shared the streets with him and eventually meeting Wershe himself at the rural Michigan prison where he remains incarcerated.

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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 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 Single No one likes to grow old. But aging can be delayed--for decades, not just years. In this startling and original Kindle Single, Sir Muir Gray explains that by focusing on four key areas--cardiovascular health, muscular strength, suppleness, and mental activity--anyone can defer decline until their nineties. A revolutionary recipe from one of the world’s leading medical authorities.

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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 On her deathbed, David Dobbs's mother revealed a secret she'd kept for 60 years about the man she had truly loved, and lost. Intrigued by his mother's hidden longing, Dobbs embarks on a quest to uncover the man's fate, and finds an extraordinary tale of love, war, and how we confront the lost chances in our lives.

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Kindle Single In this eye-popping and 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 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 Last September, a group of fanatical, heavily armed gunmen stormed a crowded shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Within hours, they had killed 67 people and wounded hundreds, spreading chaos and panic in the Kenyan capital and beyond. In "Terror in the Tropics," journalist Roger Howard uncovers what happened over the three-day siege, and what makes us vulnerable to similar attacks in the future.

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Kindle Single When her three-month-old daughter is diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder, Elizabeth Aquino and her husband are thrust into a nightmarish world of impossible decisions. As they grapple with their child's illness, so too unfolds a searing tale of unintended medical trauma and the search for healing--full of stubborn hope, unexpected grace, and abiding love.

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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 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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