Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Band That Played On by Steve Turner
The disaster of the sinking of the Titanic is a story that has often been told in books, documentaries, and in the movies. The story of the Titanic is a heart wrenching tale that exposes mankind as the over-confident fool that we can surely be. But this book takes a look not at the fool hearty, over confident builders and ship captain, but at eight brave men who died that fateful night.
One can only imagine the terror and confusion that ensued as the great Titanic sank. Many lives were lost. A handful survived. Those who did survive testify of the courage of the eight member band who continued to play on as the ship sunk.
But we must wonder, what of these courageous men? What type of men were these who so calmly played on as the ship met its doom? What brought these eight men together to play in a band on that ill-fated voyage? These questions and more are answered in the book, “The Band That Played On”. In reading this book, it is obvious that careful and in-depth research was done to bring us the story of these brave men. This book is very well written and brings to life the band of the Titanic.