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

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. FIC Shapiro (Text) 31208912043280 new large print Checked out 06/14/2018
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 919.8904 SHA (Text) 78731000505452 New NF Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432849078
  • ISBN: 1432849077
  • Physical Description: 365 pages (large print); 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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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.
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
Antarctica > Description and travel

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