Books

The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I, Espionage, and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History (Chicago Review Press, 2017).

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Seventeen Fathoms Deep: The Saga of the Submarine S-4 Disaster (Chicago Review Press, 2015).

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“A worthwhile purchase for fans of such recent best sellers as Erik Larson’s Dead Wake and Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice.” —Library Journal Xpress

“[Williams’] recreation of the S-4 disaster is absorbing, lucid and paced like a novel.” —The Day

“…the reader is plunged into a series of inspiring and heartbreaking adventures…. Although fresh national security scandals from Iraq to Benghazi have long since taken the place of the S-4, the story is eerily familiar. Williams’ new book goes a long way to remind those of us without security clearances — no matter how diligent the press — of the bravery and honor of those serving in our armed forces even under the most dubious clouds of conflict.” – Provincetown Banner

Four Years Before the Mast: A History of New York’s Maritime College (Fort Schuyler Press, 2013).

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“Long overdue, Williams’s work contributes significantly to our understanding of maritime education in the United States…” Sea History Magazine

“…this book is not just for Maritime College graduates; it presents a pleasant combination of maritime history, maritime educational history, and sea stories…. Williams regales us with tales of heroism, adventure and tomfoolery…” Marine Technology (MT)