And the Band Played On . . .: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank

And the Band Played On . . .: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank

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by Christopher Ward
     
 

The amazing true story of one of the band members who famously played as the Titanic sank, written by his grandson
 
On April 14, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on

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The amazing true story of one of the band members who famously played as the Titanic sank, written by his grandson
 
On April 14, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play as the ship went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancée, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother. A century later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss, and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way people lived—and died. This outstanding piece of historical detective work is also a moving account of how the author's quest to learn more about his grandfather revealed the shocking truth about a family he thought he knew, a truth that had been hidden for nearly 100 years.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Clever and touching . . . a moving homage to all of the men, women and children who heard the last music played on board the SS Titanic, and to the people they left behind."  —Scotsman

"A heartbreaking story, wonderfully told."  —Julian Fellowes, screenwriter, Downton Abbey and Gosford Park

"This book is a must-read for those interested in the passing of Titanic and her heroic bandsmen who earned their place in history."  —The Titanic Commentator (journal for the Titanic Historical Society)

"Titanic buffs will be especially interested in the details about how Hume's family was treated by the White Star Line. Biography readers will enjoy the honest look at a family touched by tragedy."  –LJExpress, daily newsletter from Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444707960
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
389,190
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Christopher Ward is the grandson of Jock Hume, who at 21 was the youngest member of the Titanic's orchestra. He is a former columnist for the Daily Mirror, former editor of the Daily Express, and the chairman and cofounder of Redwood Publishing, Europe's first customer magazine agency.

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And the Band Played On . . .: The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
fentosopenbook More than 1 year ago
One of the best books out there on the Titanic. It is written by the youngest band member grandson. This talks about the ship that picked up the bodies,how they transported them back to Nova Scotia, and more. Great Read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago