Cheaper By The Dozen
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📒Cheaper By The Dozen ✍ Frank Bunker Gilbreth
✏Cheaper by the Dozen Book Summary : 2013 Reprint of 1948 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Reminiscences of the Gilbreth family. A time-and-motion expert and his engineer wife use scientific principles to raise their twelve children. No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory. Finally there's Mother, his partner in everything except discipline.
📒Cheaper By The Dozen Musical ✍ Frank B Gilbreth, Jr
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📒Cheaper By The Dozen And Belles On Their Toes ✍ Frank B. Gilbreth
✏Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes Book Summary : The hilarious and heartwarming #1 New York Times bestseller and its beloved sequel about a larger-than-life family with twelve kids. Cheaper by the Dozen: Made into two classic movies—one starring Clifton Webb and the other starring Steve Martin—and translated into more than fifty languages, Cheaper by the Dozen is an amusing, endearing, and unforgettable memoir of the Gilbreth clan as told by siblings Frank Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth. Mother and Dad are world-renowned efficiency experts, helping factories fine-tune their assembly lines for maximum output at minimum cost. At home, the Gilbreths themselves have cranked out twelve kids, and Dad is out to prove that efficiency principles can apply to family as well as the workplace—with riotous results. “A touching family portrait that also happens to be very, very funny.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Belles on Their Toes: With twelve kids, life at the Gilbreth house has always been a big project. But after their father passes away, there are more challenges than ever. As their resourceful mother works to keep the family business running, the kids tackle the adventures of raising themselves and running a household. With the irrepressible blend of humor and good cheer characteristic of one of the most beloved families in America, the Gilbreths rise to every occasion and find a way to keep it all together. Belles on Their Toes was also made into a movie with Myrna Loy and Jeanne Crain reprising their roles. “There is a sincere and heartwarming atmosphere in this second volume that makes it almost better reading, if possible, than the first.” —Library Journal
📒If Children Are Cheaper By The Dozen Can I Get A Discount On Six ✍ Elizabeth Kathleen
✏If Children Are Cheaper by the Dozen Can I Get a Discount on Six Book Summary : A mass exodus to the ER for a child to regurgitate possibly swallowed pills, blow-drying a half-naked toddler's pants in a museum restroom, hauling several youngsters up and down hills after a stroller collapses—these are the everyday experiences of a mother of six. In her quirky, lighthearted memoir, If Children Are Cheaper by the Dozen, Can I Get a Discount on Six? Elizabeth Kathleen shares the mayhem of mothering a busy household. Embracing the pressures of a crowded household, Elizabeth maintains positivity to meet each challenge. From clothing mishaps to outlandish pets, this family has seen it all. Things as simple as washing a dog turn into a comedy event when there are half a dozen extra minds in the mix. Follow the fun-filled account of raising six children born within seven years, Shiloh, Abigail, Josiah, Elijah, and twins Isaiah and Loru, and experience a glimpse of family life that would leave you asking, If Children Are Cheaper by the Dozen, Can I Get a Discount on Six?
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📒Thematic Guide To Popular Nonfiction ✍ Lynda G. Adamson
✏Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction Book Summary : Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.
📒Making Time ✍ Jane Lancaster
✏Making Time Book Summary : Lillian Moller Galbraith's life story as mother to twelve, wife to an experimental engineer husband, adviser on women's issues to five U.S. presidents, and winner of the Hoover Medal for engineers is told in this account of a working mother who was one of the nation's most successful women.
📒Belles On Their Toes ✍ Frank B. Gilbreth
✏Belles on Their Toes Book Summary : In this delightful memoir by the authors of Cheaper by the Dozen, the twelve Gilbreth children cope with the loss of their father as they grow up together. With twelve kids, life at the Gilbreth house has always been a big project. But after their father passes away, there are more challenges than ever. And yet, with the irrepressible blend of humor and good cheer characteristic of one of the most beloved families in America, the Gilbreths happily rise to every occasion and find a way to keep it all together. With the clan struggling to make ends meet, everyone has to pitch in. As their resourceful mother works to keep the family business running without Dad, the kids tackle the adventures of raising themselves and running a household. Their attempts to pinch pennies frequently result in chaos. From tragedy and the trials of the first year as a single-parent household to the daily crises of a family with a double-digit headcount, the episodes in Belles on Their Toes are poignant, inspiring, and hilarious. “From start to finish, it is a reading joy,” raved the Chicago Sunday Tribune. “There is a sincere and heartwarming atmosphere in this second volume,” wrote Library Journal, “that makes it almost better reading, if possible, than the first.” This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the authors’ estates.
📒A Woman S View ✍ Jeanine Basinger
✏A Woman s View Book Summary : In this highly readable and entertaining book, Jeanine Basinger shows how the "woman's film" of the 30s, 40s, and 50s sent a potent mixed message to millions of female moviegoers. At the same time that such films exhorted women to stick to their "proper" realm of men, marriage, and motherhood, they portrayed -- usually with relish -- strong women playing out liberating fantasies of power, romance, sexuality, luxury, even wickedness. Never mind that the celluloid personas of Bette Davis, Myrna Loy, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, or Rita Hayworth see their folly and return to their man or lament his loss in the last five minutes of the picture; for the first eighty-five minutes the audience watched as these characters "wore great clothes, sat on great furniture, loved bad men, had lots of sex, told the world off for restricting them, even gave their children away." Basinger examines dozens of films -- whether melodrama, screwball comedy, musical, film noir, western, or biopic -- to make a persuasive case that the woman's film was a rich, complicated, and subversive genre that recognized and addressed, if covertly, the problems of women.
📒21 Siblings ✍ Helen Miller
✏21 Siblings Book Summary : Helen Miller's memoir, "21 Siblings: Cheaper by the Two Dozen" depicts the organized chaos of raising 22 children in a relatively small home. Her parents married young and proceeded to have 22 single birth children between December 16th, 1940 and January 13th, 1966. According to Wikipedia, the Miller family of 22 children held the record as the largest living single-birth U.S. family from one mother and one father in this century. Miller describes how the family managed as they grew up on a farm and lived off the land through good years and bad, and focuses on traditional meals depending on what produce was in season. She develops the theme of everyday life in a family where schedules revolved around the rhythm of the Catholic church and school calendar. It's a surprisingly up-beat and always fascinating story of a unique Minnesota family's history. Miller is the 13th of 22 children, which puts her in a good position to see the whole picture of this unusual family.