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The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica / Laurie Gwen Shapiro.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

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Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. FIC Shapiro (Text) 31208912043280 large print Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 919.8904 SHA (Text) 78731000505452 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial LP 919.89 SHAPIRO (Text) 33946003345498 Large Print . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/28/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432849078
  • ISBN: 1432849077
  • Physical Description: 365 pages (large print), 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-358).
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. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet's final frontier? This was the moon landing before the 1960s. Everyone wanted to join the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planning's every stage. 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.
Large type books.
HISTORY / Polar Regions.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
Genre: Biographies.

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