Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Band That Played On

I really wanted to like this book. When I read the concept of this book, I was excited to read it. I understood it to be a closer look into the lives of these brave men - I expected something a little more intimate, I guess. I hoped it would provide an insight into their character that enabled them to stand so strong in the face of such tragedy.
What I found instead was a very dry, impersonal account - providing a lot of dates, places and names, but not much else. I love a good biography - I've read many, and always enjoy them. This book, however, was just too impersonal, too distant from the lives of these men. It was a tough read.
I guess I can't blame the author though. Not much is known about these seven men, so finding information on them was a tough task. I imagine it wasn't easy patching together a good story with the scraps provided.
Nonetheless, I wouldn't buy this book, and I wouldn't recommend it to others.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers through - their book review bloggers program. I wasn't required to post a positive review. These are my own opinions on this book.