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The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica

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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

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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Gorham Free Library 919.89 SHAPIRO (Text)
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52119300170524
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Honeoye Public Library 919.89 (Text)
New Adult Nonfiction
52120300341552
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Newark Public Library YA 919.8904 SHA (Text)
Teen Nonfiction
52125300808112
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Ontario Public Library 919.89 SHA (Text)
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52126300580131
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Red Jacket Community Library 919.89 SHA (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
RJP0104121
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09/27/2018
Victor Farmington Library 919.89 SHA (Text)
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52128300820475
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Walworth-Seely Public Library 919.89 Shapiro (Text)
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52129300925397
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Warsaw Public Library 919.8904 SHA (Text)
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52151300301502
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