Bill Johnson is considered a treasure of the Bahamas. His second book includes stories, memories and sketches that read like a salty tour of a museum of natural history, guided by Ernest Hemingway.
Eric Wiberg shares in the Forward, "One theme running through the stories, anecdotes, and truisms of Bill Johnson's new book Bahama Tales is that the author is sharing his life with the reader. Despite all the life-threatening adventures he undertook ashore and afloat from Port-de-Paix to the Cuban mountains to Androsian bights, he survived to tell them.......he relays a lifetime of hard-won knowledge and stories which blend the practical with the mysterious. We should enjoy what we learn in these pages. We should learn from them, emulate, and share them. In doing so, we preserve some of the Bahamas' maritime and cultural heritage for other generations, as Johnson so eloquently has written in these pages."