Did you know?
Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on their Toes are based on true stories. The Gilbreths are a real family who had twelve children and lived in Rhode Island and later, New Jersey.
Frank Gilbreth, father of the family, was a prominent building contractor in Boston and became a pioneer in the field of scientific management.
Lillian Gilbreth, mother of the family, earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Brown University. She worked with her husband to further their studies of scientific management and management engineering.
Cheaper & Belles are not the only books authored by the Gilbreth children. Other books include:
The Gilbreth parents were also prolific writers. Some of their books include:
You can learn more about the Gilbreths at the Gilbreth Network On Line.
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