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

Author: Laurie Gwen Shapiro; Jacques Roy
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018. [2018]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Source record:
Shapiro, Laurie Gwen.
Stowaway.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2018]
(OCoLC)1015687680
Named Person: Billy Gawronski; Billy Gawronski
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Gwen Shapiro; Jacques Roy
ISBN: 9781508244578 150824457X
OCLC Number: 1019873531
Performer(s): Read by Jacques Roy.
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6 hr., 30 min., 25 sec.))
Responsibility: Laurie Gwen Shapiro.

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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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