The band that played on : the extraordinary story of the 8 musicians who went down with the Titanic / Steve Turner.
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- ISBN: 9781595553874 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1595553878 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 259 pages) : illustrations
- Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 
- Copyright: ©2011
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-242) and index.
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"That glorious band" -- "The world's greatest liner" -- "A man with the highest sense of duty" -- "I will write to you on board the Titanic" -- "An exceptionally good performer on the piano" -- "A thorough and conscientious musician" -- "The life of every ship he ever played on" -- "An intellectual turn of mind" -- "The Titanic is now about complete" -- "We have a fine band" -- "A solemnity too deep for words" -- "It is with great sadness that I have to give you the painful news" -- "If you think you have a legal claim" -- "A natural fruit of the evil of the age" -- "The sweets of notoriety" -- "I should cling to my old violin."
When Titanic collided with an iceberg at 23:40 on April 14th, the eight members of the band had already retired for the evening. Still, they put on overcoats and mufflers came out to play in the lounge. When most of the First Class passengers had taken to their lifeboats, the musicians simply moved to the deck and continued to play, calming the passengers as the ship sank. Historian and biographer Steve Turner delves into the lives of these men, revealing eight unique portraits of bravery. --from publisher description
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Description based on print version record.
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