STANDING IN THE STORM, The Many Worlds of William Alan Webb

We Sleep At Night Because America's Armed Forces, Police and Fire Fighters Never Do

Category: Bill’s Non-Fiction (Page 2 of 2)

The Twitter Tornado

Fellow Memphis writer H.C. Playa requested a guest entry for her blog, and this is the result.

On January 1, 2016, I did not have a twitter account. I didn’t know what a hashtag was and I didn’t care. Now, four and a half months later, I have 1500+ followers, more than 1400 tweets, am following more than 2000 people…oh yeah, and I sold my first novel, because of twitter. Within six weeks.

Say what?

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Crowd fund your honeymoon!Tiedinabow

Did you know that was even possible? Check out Bill’s review of the most popular honeymoon crowd-funding site on the net, Doesn’t Everybody Want A Toaster?

Pages 22-24.




An hour long seminar that I wrote and gave in 2016 about the campaign to defend Austria and Hungary in 1945. Sorry about the lighting and sound, I had no control over the conditions.




ww2_v15_i3Bill’s lifetime study of World War II led him to write what is still the top reference for The Battle of Velikiye Luki in 1942-43. This little known action mirrors the much more famous Stalingrad and reflects the numerous vicious combats on the Eastern Front.

In the wet snows of late November 1942, the Soviet army struck at the thinly manned German front lines north and south of the city on the river, surrounding the vital supply center and trapping its garrison while threatening to cut off and encircle an entire German army group.

Adolf Hitler forbade a breakout and ordered that the surrounded troops be supplied by air. Relief attacks never quite had the necessary strength to break through the encircling Russians, and by late January 1943 the city was again in Russian hands, the German defenders either dead or taken prisoner.

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