Bagpipe Brothers

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ISBN: 9780813533964

$24.95

Overview

The FDNY Band's story of tragedy, mourning, and recovery. In the months following the 9/11 attacks, New York City's Emerald Society Bagpipe Band of firefighter-musicians took out their instruments and prepared to bury their dead -- brothers in duty and in blood. Many firefighters alternated between playing their instruments at More »

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ISBN: 9780813533964

The FDNY Band's story of tragedy, mourning, and recovery. In the months following the 9/11 attacks, New York City's Emerald Society Bagpipe Band of firefighter-musicians took out their instruments and prepared to bury their dead -- brothers in duty and in blood. Many firefighters alternated between playing their instruments at funerals and digging for the missing in the rubble of Ground Zero. This book tells the story of four band members, all of whom represent the larger stories of mourning and recovery that the nation experienced. The stories include searching for the dead, struggling to bring peace to their families and themselves, coping with the endless round of funerals, and rethinking the meaning of faith. Covers the ordeal of the massive number of funerals, the importance of recovering bodies in Irish-American culture, and the bagpiping ritual, both traditional and modern.

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