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ISBN: 055312160X
Author: Irving Wallace
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Books; New Ed edition (January 1979)
Pages: 432
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Rating: 4.3
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Irving Wallace wrote sixteen novels and seventeen nonfiction titles during his long career.

Irving Wallace wrote sixteen novels and seventeen nonfiction titles during his long career. Together his books sold more than 250,000,000 copies around the world; many became fixtures on the bestseller lists.

Irving Wallace (March 19, 1916 – June 29, 1990) was an American best-selling author and screenwriter. Wallace was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Bessie Liss and Alexander Wallace (an Americanized version of the original family name of Wallechinsky). The family was Jewish and originally from Russia. Wallace was named after his maternal grandfather, a bookkeeper and Talmudic scholar of Narewka.

Irving Wallace’s most popular book is The Second Lady. Showing 30 distinct works

Irving Wallace’s most popular book is The Second Lady. Showing 30 distinct works. The Second Lady by. Irving Wallace.

Business is booming at the Everleigh Sister's club in Chicago - until a newly reelected mayor tries to shut them down.

Many years after it's initial printing, Seven Minutes is still possibly the best book about Lawyers in action ever written. Taking a stand in the face of incredible odds, the main character risks his personal and professional life to defend a book that has stirred up controversy due to it's rather titilating subject matter. Business is booming at the Everleigh Sister's club in Chicago - until a newly reelected mayor tries to shut them down.

First published by Hutchinson 1980. Reprinted 1983 and 1986. Sitting there, she began to feel better. The ordeal was almost over. The Louis XVI furniture in the Yellow Oval Room had been rearranged. She sat straight, alert, in the middle of the striped sofa, her back to the arched window and expanse of south lawn, facing at least twenty female and four male White House reporters, most of them in folding chairs, all of them relentless.

By IRVING WALLACE etal. THE BOOK OF LISTS 2. The picture is of the actual book for sale, NOT a generic picture.

Irving Wallace - the complete book list. FIRST SIGNET PRINTING JULY 1985, mass market paperback, Irving Wallace (The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People)

Irving Wallace - the complete book list. FIRST SIGNET PRINTING JULY 1985, mass market paperback, Irving Wallace (The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People) Significa. A non fiction book by Amy Wallace, Irving Wallace and David Wallechinsky.

BOOKS BY. Some Americans Who Dared to Be Different. The sun is only three thousand miles away, and is only thirty-two miles in diameter. It circles above the plane earth, spirally, and makes one circuit every twenty-four hours, always at the same height. A ll that talk about the rising and setting sun is an optical illusion.

Reading crease on edge of cover by spine. Small corner of cover is missing. Bookstore stamped on first page. Rest of pages are clean with no writing or marks. Minor sticker residue on cover.

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Tam
I first read this book approximately twenty-five years ago, when it was first published. I remember that I had very much enjoyed the glimpse that it offered into the fascinating lives of nineteenth century conjoined twins, Chang and Eng, the original "Siamese Twins". Having recently read the novel, "Chang and Eng", by Darin Strauss, my interest in these twins was piqued, and I decided to re-read this book.

Time has not diminished the capacity of this biography to captivate and hold the interest of the reader. Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. The authors provide the reader with a well-researched look at the interesting and unusual lives led by conjoined twins, Chang and Eng. Born in Siam, which is now known as Thailand, on a houseboat on the Mekong River in 1811, Chang and Eng were conjoined at the chest by a band of fleshy cartilage. It was this small band of flesh that would bind them in life, making the two as one.

Being forced to be together by their conjoinment, even in those most intimate of moments, did not prevent Chang and Eng from living full lives. Leaving Siam as eighteen year old adolescents, Chang and Eng were to travel to America under the care and guidance of a Captain Coffin, who saw the commercial possibilities inherent in Chang and Eng's conjoinment and fully intended to exploit them. In America, people clamored to view Chang and Eng, as they were considered curiosities. They would also travel abroad to Europe, where they were to cause a sensation. Chang and Eng were the international celebrities of their day.

When they reached majority, Chang and Eng disassociated themselves from Captain Coffin and his business partners and became their own men. They took charge of their own destinies and later became American citizens, adopted the surname of Bunker, married two sisters, Adelaide and Sarah Yates, collectively had twenty-one children, and settled down in North Carolina, where they became slave-owning, gentleman farmers. Still, they did not wholly give up touring and exhibiting themselves for profit. In later, leaner years, they would do so with some of their children in tow as part of the exhibit.

As they grew older, their togetherness seemed to cast a pall over their lives, as Chang was a more phlegmatic sort of personality, while Eng was much more contemplative in nature. Moreover, Chang took to heavy drinking, and though Eng abhorred it, there was little he could do about it. He was forced, therefore, to suffer the consequential effects and indignities of Chang's drinking. These personal differences would cause them both to mull over the possibility of separation. There was, however, little medical support for such, except in the event of life or death, as surgical procedures were still quite primitive in those days.

Chang and Eng would die in their early sixties. Chang died first, while Eng, who was otherwise healthy, would die within hours, possibly from fright and shock at being tethered to the lifeless body of his brother. As they were together in life, so were they together in death. They left behind two grieving widows, a multitude of children and grandchildren, and an unending, world-wide interest in their lives. Never before and never since, has a set of conjoined twins so captured the imagination of the general public more than Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins.

This is a very well-written, well-researched biographical treatment of the lives of Chang and Eng. Their lives were, indeed, fascinating, and those who enjoy biographies will find much to like about this book. It is also an intriguing look at nineteenth century life in the context of the lives of Chang and Eng. The book also has sixteen pages of wonderful black and white photographs and illustrations, which will add to the reader's enjoyment of this book.
Lemana
I first read this book approximately twenty-five years ago, when it was first published. I remember that I had very much enjoyed the glimpse that it offered into the fascinating lives of nineteenth century conjoined twins, Chang and Eng, the original "Siamese Twins". Having recently read the novel, "Chang and Eng", by Darin Strauss, my interest in these twins was piqued, and I decided to re-read this book.

Time has not diminished the capacity of this biography to captivate and hold the interest of the reader. Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. The authors provide the reader with a well-researched look at the interesting and unusual lives led by conjoined twins, Chang and Eng. Born in Siam, which is now known as Thailand, on a houseboat on the Mekong River in 1811, Chang and Eng were conjoined at the chest by a band of fleshy cartilage. It was this small band of flesh that would bind them in life, making the two as one.

Being forced to be together by their conjoinment, even in those most intimate of moments, did not prevent Chang and Eng from living full lives. Leaving Siam as eighteen year old adolescents, Chang and Eng were to travel to America under the care and guidance of a Captain Coffin, who saw the commercial possibilities inherent in Chang and Eng's conjoinment and fully intended to exploit them. In America, people clamored to view Chang and Eng, as they were considered curiosities. They would also travel abroad to Europe, where they were to cause a sensation. Chang and Eng were the international celebrities of their day.

When they reached majority, Chang and Eng disassociated themselves from Captain Coffin and his business partners and became their own men. They took charge of their own destinies and later became American citizens, adopted the surname of Bunker, married two sisters, Adelaide and Sarah Yates, collectively had twenty-one children, and settled down in North Carolina, where they became slave-owning, gentleman farmers. Still, they did not wholly give up touring and exhibiting themselves for profit. In later, leaner years, they would do so with some of their children in tow as part of the exhibit.

As they grew older, their togetherness seemed to cast a pall over their lives, as Chang was a more phlegmatic sort of personality, while Eng was much more contemplative in nature. Moreover, Chang took to heavy drinking, and though Eng abhorred it, there was little he could do about it. He was forced, therefore, to suffer the consequential effects and indignities of Chang's drinking. These personal differences would cause them both to mull over the possibility of separation. There was, however, little medical support for such, except in the event of life or death, as surgical procedures were still quite primitive in those days.

Chang and Eng would die in their early sixties. Chang died first, while Eng, who was otherwise healthy, would die within hours, possibly from fright and shock at being tethered to the lifeless body of his brother. As they were together in life, so were they together in death. They left behind two grieving widows, a multitude of children and grandchildren, and an unending, world-wide interest in their lives. Never before and never since, has a set of conjoined twins so captured the imagination of the general public more than Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins.

This is a very well-written, well-researched biographical treatment of the lives of Chang and Eng. Their lives were, indeed, fascinating, and those who enjoy biographies will find much to like about this book. It is also an intriguing look at nineteenth century life in the context of the lives of Chang and Eng. The book also has sixteen pages of wonderful black and white photographs and illustrations, which will add to the reader's enjoyment of this book.
Dogrel
Love the book and loved our visit to Mt Airy, N.C. a.k.a. Mayberry where we learned about them. Such an intriguing story.
Sharpmane
As a great great grandson of Eng I have heard all the stories that were passed down thru the years. This book captures the essence of the twins and the time in which they lived accurately and without exageration.

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