Second to the Last to Leave
The Lauren F. Bruner story, Memoir of a Sailor, by Edward J. McGrath and Craig O. Thompson.
"This is the best written and most detailed account of the Attack on Pearl Harbor that I have ever read. It is a true and exciting account, and pretty much exactly like it happened. I should know, since I was on USS Arizona on the morning of 7 December 1941 and was also lucky to make it out alive. This book is so good I didn't want it to end." — Lou Conter, Quartermaster 3/c, USS Arizona crew member and survivor
"Second to the Last to Leave is a really good story and I guess I should know, because I was on the Arizona with Lauren all those years ago. The way the book is written tells it pretty much exactly the way it happened and the way I remember it. It's been a lot of years and I've read a lot of books all trying to tell the story without ever having been there. But I'll tell you, Lauren's book tells it like it really was." — Howard Kenton Potts, Coxswain, USS Arizona crew member and survivor.
Soft cover. 471 pages.