The Resource The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica
- The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica
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- a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica
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- Laurie Gwen Shapiro
- Stowaways -- Antarctica -- Biography.
- Gawronski, Billy, 1910-1981 -- Travel -- Antarctica.
- Ocean travel -- History -- 20th century.
- Gawronski, Billy, 1910-1981 -- Travel -- Antarctica
- Adventure and adventurers -- Antarctica -- Biography.
- Teenage boys -- New York (State) | New York -- Biography.
- Antarctica -- Description and travel.
- 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
- Teenage boys
- Children of immigrants
- New York City
- Adventure writing -- Exploration
- Polar expeditions
- Ocean travel
- Adult books for young adults
- Life stories -- People in history | Witness to history
- Travel Writing -- Polar Regions
- Antarctica -- Description and travel
- Biography type
- individual biography
- Cataloging source
- Dewey number
- index present
- LC call number
- LC item number
- S53 2018
- Literary form
- non fiction
- Nature of contents
- Target audience
- a young mans extraordinary adventure to Antarctica
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