Format:
Book
Author:
Shapiro, Laurie Gwen, author.
Title:
The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica / Laurie Gwen Shapiro.
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Description:
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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. 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? [This book] 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." -- Adapted from book jacket description.
Subjects:
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.
Antarctica -- Description and travel.
Genre:
Travel writing.
Biographies.
True adventure stories.
Notes:
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index.
ISBN:
9781476753867
1476753865
Call Number:
919.8904 Sha
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