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The Resource The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica, Laurie Gwen Shapiro

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

Label
The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica
Title
The stowaway
Title remainder
a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Gwen Shapiro
Title variation
stowaway
Title variation remainder
a young mans extraordinary adventure to Antarctica
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Documents the true story of a New York City teenager who stowed away on an expedition to Antarctica in 1928, tracing how high schooler Billy Gawronski snuck aboard the expedition's flagship and eventually became an international celebrity
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10616414
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shapiro, Laurie Gwen
Dewey number
919.8904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gawronski, Billy
  • Antarctica
  • Stowaways
  • Ocean travel
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Teenage boys
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
  • HISTORY / Polar Regions
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Adventure and adventurers
Target audience
adult
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a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica
Label
The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica, Laurie Gwen Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn974796105
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476753867
Lccn
2017007428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974796105
Label
The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica, Laurie Gwen Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn974796105
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476753867
Lccn
2017007428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974796105

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