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The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica

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  • 14 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 919.8904 SHA (Text) 36626103906186 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781476753867
  • ISBN: 1476753865
  • Physical Description: print
    239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.

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General Note: "Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-224) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The golden door -- Good men should apply -- The City of New York -- The triumph of the century -- South Pole or bust -- First ice -- The stowaway report -- Fine enough -- Great Depression.
Summary, etc.: The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. The night before the expedition's flagship launched, Billy Gawronski--a skinny, first generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business--jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard. Could he get away with it? From the grimy streets of New York's Lower East Side to the rowdy dance halls of sultry Francophone Tahiti, all the way to Antarctica's blinding white and deadly freeze, Laurie Gwen Shapiro's The Stowaway takes you on the unforgettable voyage of a gutsy young stowaway who became an international celebrity, a mascot for an up-by-your bootstraps age.
Subject: Gawronski, Billy 1910-1981 Travel Antarctica
Antarctica Description and travel
Stowaways Antarctica Biography
Ocean travel History 20th century
Adventure and adventurers Antarctica Biography
Teenage boys New York (State) New York Biography
Genre: Travel writing.
True adventure stories.
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