Super Summer Annual Intros!
er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Jun 24 20:24:16 EDT 2003
Jackie named, among her favourite authors:
Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth, and mentioned:
Innside Nantucket, by Frank Gilbreth, who co-wrote Cheaper by
> the Dozen with his sister Ernestine. They wrote the sequel together,
> Belles on their Toes, and then Frank went on to write several other books
> that are half family stories and half history and quite fictionalized,
> I'd be willing to bet. Ernestine went on to write several novels, but I
> haven't read those yet.
I just loved Cheaper by the Dozen when I read it many years ago, and finally
last year I managed to track down a second-hand copy. The Gilbreth's father
was a time-and-motion study expert, and we have 3 of his books in the
University's Engineering Library, including 'Motion study : a method for
increasing the efficiency of the workman.'
I wonder if today's engineering students still study him.
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