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Williams has written on subjects including the California cocaine trade, Oakland’s Black Panther Party and the career of San Francisco mayor and political power-broker Willie Brown. His journalism also has been honored with: the Gerald Loeb Award for financial writing; the California Associated Press’ Fairbanks Award for public service; and, on three occasions, the Center for California Studies' California Journalism Award for political reporting. He was the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Journalist of the Year in 1999.
Born in Ohio, he graduated from Brown University and the University of California-Berkeley and attended University College, London, U.K. Before joining the Chronicle, he worked as a reporter at the Hayward Daily Review, the Oakland Tribune, and the San Francisco Examiner. He was a University of Michigan Journalism Fellow in 1986-87.
Delightful story, well written & many times I found myself laughing out loud while reading it.
I must say that having read this book, I realized that I do not know as much about the extent of the BALCO investigations as I thought.
My wife read this book and told me about it, then we watched the DVD which accompanies the book.
This book will likely go down in baseball history as one of the main reasons that we have drug testing in the game today. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Josh H.
This book was a gripping read. But it only has two parts, the how it happened, and the investigation. Read morePublished 20 days ago by ReaderinReno
While Game of Shadows is informative (especially on BALCO and Victor Conte himself), it leaves the reader feeling like it was authored by pulp writers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JKHolman
I really enjoyed this book. Interesting and well written. I enjoyed the stories and the realization the the younger generation doesn't always listen to the older generation's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Larry Mattox
needed the book to help my son do a report on doping in sports from the pro side and this book gave us some good information.Published 3 months ago by rmaringo
This was a book that was hard to put down. I'm fascinated by the continued denials of those who used performance enhancing substances in professional baseball and the Olympics over... Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Fuller
Boring story of a family's road trip. Maybe if I knew the family personally I would've enjoyed it. Our entire book club disliked this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Happy reader
Funny poignant remarkable book. You will not be disappointed! I have recommended this book to friends and given countless copiesPublished 8 months ago by x46vob
This book uses circumstantial evidence to incriminate and conclude that Barry Bonds took steroids, and that this cheating has been the sole reason for all his homeruns since... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Avid Fan