Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth, a Life Beyond "Cheaper by the Dozen"

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UPNE, 2004 - Всего страниц: 415
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Readers of Cheaper by the Dozen remember Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) as the nurturing 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 Gillbreth, 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. 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 Glibreth'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 laborsaving 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. 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. Filied 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.
 

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Making Time: Lillian Moller Gilbreth, A Life Beyond "Cheaper by the Dozen"

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Lillian Gilbreth (1878-1972) was immortalized as the real-life mother of 12 children in the book Cheaper by the Dozen, which eventually became a much-loved movie. Published in 1948, it tells the ... Читать весь отзыв

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THERE WAS ONLY ONE CONSOLATION
9
DEAR LILLIE WAS ALWAYS
19
The Athens of the Pacific
36
In Search of the Strenuous Life
43
PART III
59
Even Quest Makers Change Their Minds
69
A LongDistance Engagement
80
The One Best Marriage
90
Am I a Lady or an Engineer?
228
Counter Cultures for Women
236
The Homemaker and Her Job
248
The Kitchen and the Office
258
PART VI
271
This Home Is for Hoover
273
A DollaraYear Woman in Washington
280
Woman Power
292

Planning a Family
97
Mentioned from the Platform by Taylor
106
PART IV
121
Scientifically Managing New England Butt
133
The Good Exception
143
A Second Dissertation
159
Therbligs and Tonsils
163
The Home Front
173
The Gilbreth Family System
190
Indicting the Stopwatch
204
PART V
213
Here I Stand the Case
215
Professor Gilbreth
298
A Superannuated Bachelor Girl Goes to War
303
As Resilient As a Good Rubber Band
314
PART VII
323
Cheaper by the Dozen
325
Work for the Night Is Coming
334
It Doesnt Take Long to Get Back from Rangoon
342
Archives and Libraries Consulted
353
Notes
355
Index
395
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