Chang and Eng (born 1811, died 1874) is a fascinating story based on the lives of the twins from Siam. They lived fascinating lives and were the first celebrated conjoined twins and the inspiration for the term "Siamese twins." The story follows them through their childhood in Siam, escaping death at the hands of the King of Siam, their world tours in sideshows, coming to America as "celebrities", and finally marrying two sisters from North Carolina and fathering 21 children between them. It is not a book that I would normally have picked up to read, but I am glad that I did, fascinating!
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