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

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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
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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
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Laurie Gwen
Dewey number
919.8904
Index
no index present
LC call number
G875.G38
LC item number
S53 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gawronski, Billy
  • Antarctica
  • Stowaways
  • Ocean travel
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Teenage boys
  • Large type books
  • HISTORY / Polar Regions
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Adventure and adventurers
Label
The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica, Laurie Gwen Shapiro
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-358)
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
on1019845581
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
365 pages (large print), 16 pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849078
Lccn
2017061222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a955051
  • (OCoLC)1019845581
Label
The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica, Laurie Gwen Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-358)
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
on1019845581
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
365 pages (large print), 16 pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849078
Lccn
2017061222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a955051
  • (OCoLC)1019845581

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