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Book Cheaper by the Dozen

Download or read book Cheaper by the Dozen written by Frank B. Gilbreth and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The #1 New York Times–bestselling classic: A hilarious memoir of two parents, twelve kids, and “a life of cheerfully controlled chaos” (The New York Times). Translated into more than fifty languages, Cheaper by the Dozen is the unforgettable story of the Gilbreth clan as told by two of its members. In this endearing, amusing memoir, siblings Frank Jr. and Ernestine capture the hilarity and heart of growing up in an oversized family. 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. The heartwarming and comic stories of the jumbo-size Gilbreth clan have delighted generations of readers, and will keep you and yours laughing for years. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the authors’ estates.

Book Cheaper by the Dozen

Download or read book Cheaper by the Dozen written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The hilarious, heartwarming classic that inspired the major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox Cheaper by the Dozen with Steve Martin.

Book A Woman   s View

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jeanine Basinger
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 1995-06-23
  • ISBN : 9780819562913
  • Pages : 548 pages

Download or read book A Woman s View written by Jeanine Basinger and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 1995-06-23 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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...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." Amazon.com viewed 7/31/2020.

Book From Manila to the Monkey Trial

Download or read book From Manila to the Monkey Trial written by Gary Shuster and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2006-03 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An easy-to-read episodic history of America from 1900 through 1925. Besides politics, the book also includes scandals, fashion, literature, sports, music, domestic issues, etc. 296 pages w/illustrations.

Book Hilary Duff

    Book Details:
  • Author : Nancy Krulik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 0689867816
  • Pages : 116 pages

Download or read book Hilary Duff written by Nancy Krulik and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This up-to-date biography of the teen star of he Disney Channel's "Lizzie McGuire" television show and film includes an 8-page photo insert.

Book Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2005

Download or read book Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2005 written by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 980 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Containing reviews written from January 2002 to mid-June 2004, including the films "Seabiscuit, The Passion of the Christ," and "Finding Nemo," the best (and the worst) films of this period undergo Ebert's trademark scrutiny. It also contains the year's interviews and essays, as well as highlights from Ebert's film festival coverage from Cannes.

Book Mothering by the Book

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jennifer Pepito
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2022-08-02
  • ISBN : 1493437402
  • Pages : 215 pages

Download or read book Mothering by the Book written by Jennifer Pepito and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Wit and wisdom for every mother, everywhere."--ERIN LOECHNER, author of Chasing Slow Becoming a better, happier mom starts with the stories you tell your kids As a mom, you want to nurture a strong family, but fear steals your joy. Sometimes you wonder if you're failing your children or whether you're cut out for this. Beloved writer and mom of seven Jennifer Pepito understands. She was intent on loving her children well, but fear and worry pushed her around. Ultimately, she found her joy in a most surprising place: the pages of classic literature she was reading aloud to her children every day. These stories helped her reclaim the wonder of childhood for herself and her children. In Mothering by the Book, Jennifer takes you on a fascinating, whimsical journey that will bring freedom and fun to your parenting--one great book at a time.

Book Sitting Pretty

Download or read book Sitting Pretty written by Clifton Webb and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2011-05-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than any other male movie star, the refined Clifton Webb (1889-1966) caused the movie-going public to change its image of a leading man. In a day when leading men were supposed to be strong, virile, and brave, Clifton Webb projected an image of flip, acerbic arrogance. He was able to play everything from a decadent columnist (Laura) to a fertile father (Cheaper by the Dozen and The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker), delivering lines in an urbanely clipped, acidly dry manner with impeccable timing. Sitting Pretty is his remarkable story. Long before his film career began, Webb was a child actor and later a suavely effete song-and-dance man in numerous Broadway musicals and revues. The turning point in his career came in 1941 when his good friend Noël Coward cast him in Blithe Spirit. Director Otto Preminger saw Webb's performance and cast him in Laura in 1944. Webb began to write his autobiography, but he said that he eventually had gotten "bogged down" in the process. However, he did complete six chapters and left a hefty collection of notes that he intended to use in the proposed book. His writing is as witty and sophisticated as his onscreen persona. Those six chapters, information and voluminous notes, and personal research by the coauthor provide an intimate view of an amazingly talented man's life and times.

Book All that Hollywood Allows

Download or read book All that Hollywood Allows written by Jackie Byars and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzes the role of women in popular Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s

Book Im Dutzend billiger  Cheaper by the dozen  dt      bertr  v  Susanna Rademacher

Download or read book Im Dutzend billiger Cheaper by the dozen dt bertr v Susanna Rademacher written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Women of Steel and Stone

Download or read book Women of Steel and Stone written by Anna Lewis and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “What caused a few women to counter the trends and choose these professions? What difficulties did they face in fields so new to them? And did the influences that marked their early histories reveal themselves in their work and careers? Anna Lewis’s book raises these questions, central for young people considering the future.” —Denise Scott Brown, cofounder of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates Women of Steel and Stone tells the stories of 22 determined women who helped build the world we live in. Thoroughly researched and engaging profiles describe these builders’ and designers’ strengths, passions, and interests as they were growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Inspiring a new generation of girls who are increasingly encouraged to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and professions, the biographies stress work, perseverance, creativity, and overcoming challenges and obstacles. Set against the backdrop of landmark events such as the women’s suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, the industrial revolution, and more, the profiles offer not only important historical context but also a look at some of the celebrated architects and engineers working today. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study. Anna M. Lewis is an award-winning toy inventor and creativity advocate. Her company, Ideasplash, promotes child creativity through her writing, websites, and classes and presentations in schools. She has contributed to Appleseeds, Odyssey, and Toy Design Monthly and currently teaches for Young Rembrandts, an afterschool art program, as well as classes on cartooning, game design, arts and crafts, monster making, and painting.

Book Reading Matters

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ulrich Marzolph
  • Publisher : Universitätsverlag Göttingen
  • Release : 2023
  • ISBN : 3863955846
  • Pages : 421 pages

Download or read book Reading Matters written by Ulrich Marzolph and published by Universitätsverlag Göttingen. This book was released on 2023 with total page 421 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present book is a special gift for a special colleague and friend. Defined as an “Unfestschrift,” it gives colleagues, students, and friends of Regina Bendix an opportunity to express their esteem for Regina’s inspiration, cooperation, leadership, and friendship in an adequate and lasting manner. The title of the present book, Reading Matters, is as close as possible to an English equivalent of the beautiful German double entendre Erlesenes (meaning both “something read/a reading” and “something exquisite”). Presenting “matters for reading,” the Unfestschrift unites short contributions about “readings” that “mattered” in some way or another for the contributors, readings that had an impact on their understanding of whatever they were at some time or presently are interested in. The term “readings” is understood widely. Since most of the invited contributors are academics, the term implies, in the first place, readings of an academic or scholarly nature. In a wider notion, however, “readings” also refer to any other piece of literature, the perception of a piece of art (a painting, a sculpture, a performance), listening to music, appreciating a “folkloric” performance or a fieldwork experience, or just anything else whose “reading” or individual perception has been meaningful for the contributors in different ways. Contrary to a strictly scholarly treatment of a given topic in which the author often disappears behind the subject, the presentations unveil and highlight the contributor’s personal involve¬ment, and thus a dimension of crucial importance for ethnographers such as the dedicatee.

Book Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009

Download or read book Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009 written by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2009-06-15 with total page 946 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

Book Women of Vision

    Book Details:
  • Author : Eileen A. Gavin, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release : 2007-03-20
  • ISBN : 9780826101105
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Women of Vision written by Eileen A. Gavin, PhD and published by Springer Publishing Company. This book was released on 2007-03-20 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the reviews: "Women of Vision blends biographical narrative with psychological perspectives on human development, resulting in a moving and passionate book that is suitable for both academic and nonacademic readers. It is a useful tool for teaching purposes or for simple, enjoyable, and informative reading." --Psychology of Women Quarterly "...a fascinating look of preservation and perceptiveness that is differentiated from its predecessors in its range of disciplines and emphasis...This new 'life course' approach to understanding female leaders gives valuable insight into the lives of these imminent women, furnishing insights into how the social-economic-political milieu and the attitudes and values of the time played a significant role in the lives of these women but also in all our lives. Women of Vision will serve as a springboard for exploration of how the psychologies of individual human lives affect their life-course and as a galvanizing step for many more future women of vision and leadership....The accounts in the book should be of substantial significance for readers interested in gender issues. However, the book will appeal to an even wider audience. Persons hoping to move in new directions in their own lives (e.g., women looking wistfully at new academic and occupational paths after years in stereotypic niches) can surely also find inspiration in the various accounts."--SirReadaLot.org We all know of women of great vision; women whose efforts and accomplishments have had a major impact on the arts, politics, women's rights, sports, or science. But often we may not understand how they became such powerful agents of change and what sorts of questions we should ask of their pasts to understand how the trajectories of their lives were formed. In this extraordinary textbook, leading experts cast new light on the role of circumstance, accomplishments, and personality in the development of various twentieth-century women of vision. This is a brand new life-course approach to understanding female leaders and gives valuable insight into the lives of such eminent women as Rachel Carson, Evelyn Gentry Hooker, Georgia O'Keeffe, Eleanor Roosevelt, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Ella Fitzgerald, Alice Paul, Lucille Ball, and many others. Study questions and exercises at the end of each chapter further enhance the text. Women of Vision will serve as the springboard for exploration of how the psychologies of individual human lives affect their life-course and a galvanizing step for many more future women of vision and leadership.

Book Cheaper by the Dozen

    Book Details:
  • Author : Frank Bunker Gilbreth
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1975
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Cheaper by the Dozen written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Making Time

Download or read book Making Time written by Jane Lancaster and published by Northeastern University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Readers of Cheaper by the Dozen remember Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) as the working mom who endures the antics of not only twelve children but also an engineer husband eager to experiment with the principles of efficiency -- especially on his own household. What readers today might not know is that Lillian Gilbreth was herself a high-profile engineer, and the only woman to win the coveted Hoover Medal for engineers. She traveled the world, served as an advisor on women's issues to five U.S. presidents, and mingled with the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart. Her husband, Frank Gilbreth, died after twenty years of marriage, leaving her to raise their eleven surviving children, all under the age of nineteen. She continued her career and put each child through college. Retiring at the age of ninety, Lillian Gilbreth was the working mother who "did it all." Jane Lancaster's spirited and richly detailed biography tells Lillian Gilbreth's life story-one that resonates with issues faced today by many working women. Lancaster confronts the complexities of how one of the twentieth century's foremost career women could be pregnant, nursing, or caring for children for more than three decades. Yet we see how Gilbreth's engineering work dovetailed with her family life in the professional and domestic partnership that she forged with her husband and in her long solo career. The innovators behind many labor-saving devices and procedures used in factories, offices, and kitchens, the Gilbreths tackled the problem of efficiency through motion study. To this Lillian added a psychological dimension, with empathy toward the worker. The couple's expertise also yielded the "Gilbreth family system," a model that allowed the mother to be professionally active if she chose, while the parents worked together to raise responsible citizens. Lancaster has woven into her narrative many insights gleaned from interviews with the surviving Gilbreth children and from historical research into such topics as technology, family, work, and feminism. Filled with anecdotes, this definitive biography of Lillian Gilbreth will engage readers intrigued by one of America's most famous families and by one of the nation's most successful women.

Book Contemporary Authors

Download or read book Contemporary Authors written by Pamela Dear and published by Contemporary Authors New Revis. This book was released on 1999 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.