Are you a history buff? Are you fascinated by the story of the Titanic? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, do I have the book for you! I recently received a copy of the book “The Band That Played On” by Steve Turner from my friends at Booksneeze. This is not a make believe story. What you will find in “The Band That Played On” is a historical account of the Titanic and, more specifically, the 8 musicians who sacrificed their lives during it’s tragic sinking.
Steve Turner does an excellent job of detailing much of the history of the Titanic. Through interviews with it’s survivors, he pieces together the story for the reader to feel like they are there. Not all accounts match up perfectly, but this is understandable given the emotional stress that the survivors must have been under in those final moments.
Obviously many of the pages are given to telling the story of all 8 of the musicians. We are given information about their entire lives. It is a lot of detail but brings the entire story to detail as you finish the book. This is clearly a book written for someone that enjoys history. No matter how dry or how detailed the book was in parts, you cannot deny the sacrifice of these 8 musicians. They dedicated their final hours to calming the passengers. Simply amazing.
I give “The Band That Played On” a 3 out of 5.
Disclosure of Material Connection: Thomas Nelson Publishers sent me a free copy of this book as part of their bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”