Sunday, April 15, 2012

Interested in the Titanic?

The Band That Played On, The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic is written by Steve Turner and published by Thomas Nelson.

What an informative book! Do you enjoy the stories behind well-known historical moments? If so this book is a perfect book for you. We have all heard about the tragedy of the Titanic. I would also say that most of us have heard of the brave musicians who played on the decks until the very end. What most of us do not know is who those musicians were before they boarded the Titanic. This book is filled with information I have never heard before about the lives of these eight men.

The amount of research that went into the book is reflected in the many behind the scenes stories retold by the author. The book is not just a boring retelling of these stories but a well-written narrative of the events. I enjoyed every page of this enlightening book. From what song the different passengers heard the men playing to how they all came about being on the ship at that time, each section of this book held my attention. Each time the author revealed information about one of these amazing men, I could not wait to hear the next bit of information awaiting me on the next page!

I gave this book 5/5 stars because of the informative writing and amount of information presented. I would recommend this book for everyone interested in the history of the Titanic.

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

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