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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.
"Cheat or lose" Victor Conte
Just got done reading this great book written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle. Read more
I loved every aspect of this book. It exposed Bonds for being the player we knew he was. Makes you wonder if someone is doing well if they are not on the juice.Published 22 days ago by Damion C Byrd
This is an interesting book about the bonding of a son, his children, and his parents as they travel in two WinnbagosPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 5 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 5 months ago by B. Fuller