THE STOWAWAY: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2018). First edition - The first full-length non-fiction work by this documentary film-maker, the story of a scrappy teenager who stowed away on Admiral Byrd's flagship . "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 planetÕs final frontier? Everyone wanted in on the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planningÕs every stage. And then, the night before the expeditionÕs flagship set off, Billy GawronskiÑa mischievous, first-generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery businessÑjumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard. Could he get away with it?"
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.