Gilbreth, Frank B., Jr.

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Lisle Bell

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["Cheaper by the Dozen"] is a gay and affectionate tribute to Frank B. Gilbreth, a latter-day [Clarence] Day….

One hilarious chapter follows another—mass instruction in the touch system of typing, wholesale removal of tonsils, family picnics that were something between an army encampment and a chautauqua.

"Cheaper by the Dozen" is such an entertaining account of the growing Gilbreths that you wish it could have been written before [Frank B. Gilbreth's death in] 1924. The father of the Dozen would have enjoyed it.

Lisle Bell, "Efficiency Expert at Home," in New York Herald Tribune Book Review (© I.H.T. Corporation; reprinted by permission), Vol. 25, No. 20, January 2, 1949, p. 4.

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