By Lawrence Wright

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""This is a booklet approximately excess of twins: it really is approximately what twins can let us know approximately ourselves.""—The long island Times

""With lots of impressive tales concerning the similarities and adjustments of twins, Wright respectfully indicates, too, how their particular situation in lifestyles demanding situations our notions of individuality. a very interesting yet occasionally spooky (Mengele's experiments with twins at Auschwitz determine between Wright's examples) study.""—American Library Association

""Like loads of Wright's paintings, this booklet is a excitement to learn. simply because he writes so good, with out pushing a specific viewpoint, he quickly has you puzzling over questions you have got tended to with ease ignore.""—Austin American-Statesman

""Informative and interesting . . . a provocative topic good thought of through a skilled journalist.""—Kirkus Reviews

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They were called "Mengele's children," although at least one set of twins were seventy years old. The handsome doctor brought silk dresses for the girl twins and white pantaloons for the boys; he patted and played with them and gave them chocolates and candy; he organized soccer games with twin teams. The twins, for their part, called him Uncle Mengele, or more intimately, Uncle Pepi. "For twins Mengele was everything," one of the survivors told Robert Jay Lifton, author of The Nazi Doctors.  .

Johnson of the University of Nottingham and the other in 1991 by the sociologist Ronald Fletcher of Reading University. The authors concluded that while Burt may have been a careless researcher, he was probably not the complete Page 33 fraud that his detractors described. Moreover, they pointed out that the attack on Burt's reputation by critics holding opposing political views was itself full of careless, prejudicial reporting.

Page i Twins And What They Tell Us about Who We Are Lawrence Wright Page ii This book is printed on acid-free paper. Copyright © 1997 by Lawrence Wright. All rights reserved First published in the United States in 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published simultaneously in Canada Portions of this work were previously published in different form in an article entitled "Double Mystery," which first appeared in the August 7, 1995, issue of The New Yorker. First published in Great Britain in 1997 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except as permitted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate percopy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, (508) 750-8400, fax (508) 750-4744.

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