Thursday, August 25, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

When is the last time you read a history book? Historical biography? You know, something that took place in the past but was REAL.

The last one that I read, that really captivated me was The Band that Played On by Steve Turner. It was about the band in the Titanic, about their lives and how they came to be on board for that fateful voyage. I was drawn in by the minutia, the twists of destiny that made them accept the offer to work on the Titanic. Very interesting and it painted a vivid picture not only of these peoples' lives but also of the time period.
My review is here, if you're interested.


Stephen said...

I saw this book just the other day when browsing NetGalley! The Titanic is a pet interest of mine, so I've been thinking about requesting this one. Did the book mention that White Star had the audacity to bill the band's family for their lost uniforms?

Anonymous said...

This sounds really good, heard of it before.

Anya Millar said...

I've not read this one yet but it's going on my tbr list. The Titanic is actually interesting to me, lol. (No I've never seen the movie).

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Juli Rahel said...

That book sounds really good, especially because I always start crying at the scene in the movie when they decide to play on!! :'(
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Claire said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) That book sounds really interesting. It would be great to know a bit more about such an amazing group of people.

Kate Maxwell said...

That sounds like a very good story. Like others, the Titanic holds a certain fascination! I think that non-fiction history is trying to be more palatable...there are so many interesting stories that need to be told!
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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book. I don't know how I missed it but I just requested it from Netgalley! Thanks.

I read a lot of true crime. Not really history but real. LOL I guess it could fall into history. Hmm

Bev Hankins said...

I've thought about this one off and on. It's on the long TBR list...

Sounds really good!

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