G 530 .T6 T87 2011
“What type of man continues to do his job when he’s facing certain death and is surrounded by chaos? Until now, little was known about the Titanic‘s eight musicians and the lives that led each of them to that ill-fated ship.
In The Band that Played On, Steve Turner retraces each man’s journey to Titanic, while cataloging the photographs, letters, and eyewitness accounts that tell the story of how each man lived and died.
Turner’s elaborate sketch of these men gives us a deeper understanding of how their unusual act of bravery was possible. Explore how their lives began, how they were shaped by their families, and where they found the courage to play on.
Meet the men who stood behind their instruments, knowing the end had arrived, and continued to play. Take another look at a story you may think you already know. You’ll discover the tie that binds music and devotion. You’ll be amazed by the acts of unwavering character. And you’ll experience the story of Titanic as never before.” – publisher description