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Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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Cheaper By the Dozen, written by siblings Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, tells the tale of Lillian Moller Gilbreth and Frank Bunker Gilbreth and their progeny. Life is never dull with a dozen children in the house, and the book is filled with delightful adventures and lessons learned in this loving household.

In the Preface, daughter Ernestine Gilbreth Carey introduces her parents. She talks about how different they are from each other, yet how similar they are in their love for children. She also gives an introduction to the household dynamics with multi-generational interactions and communications with the hired help. The children all have unique personalities, which affects the running of the household. It's in this preface that Ernestine talks about the immense popularity of "Cheaper by the Dozen" and the follow-up book about her family called "Belles...

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