Thomas Williams

Books

This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Hair of Harold Roux

    The novel is a layered narrative that alternates between the protagonist, a writer, working on his novel in 1960s New Hampshire and the story within his novel set in 1930s New England. The protagonist's story explores his relationships with his family, friends, and fellow writers, while the story within the novel follows a young man's journey of self-discovery during the Great Depression. The book won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1975.

    The 10138th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Viking Britain

    This historical work delves into the profound impact of Norse warriors on the British Isles from the eighth to the eleventh century. It explores the Vikings not merely as savage raiders, but as settlers, traders, and integral contributors to the cultural and political landscape of medieval Britain. The book offers a nuanced view of the era, challenging the traditional narrative of the Vikings as mere plunderers, and instead painting a complex picture of their roles as colonizers, craftsmen, and even lawmakers, who left a lasting legacy on British language, society, and geography. Through a blend of archaeological evidence and historical records, the narrative brings to life the world of the Vikings in Britain with vivid detail and scholarly insight.

    The 10203rd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Huey Long

    This biography provides an in-depth look at the life and political career of Huey Long, a charismatic and controversial figure who served as the Governor of Louisiana and a U.S. Senator during the early 20th century. The book explores Long's populist policies, his dictatorial tendencies, and the corruption scandals that marked his time in office. Despite his controversial reign, Long remains a significant figure in American history for his efforts to uplift the poor and challenge the wealthy elites.

    The 11112th Greatest Book of All Time