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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... 1939.   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
This is the Foreword as it appeared in the first printing of the first edition in 1939.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... (1939).   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
This was only a few days ago at this writing (1939).


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... 1939.   BB A Vision For You (Note), p.161  
(*) Written in 1939.


4.
View FOREWORD   ... 1939.   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
Nevertheless, the infant Society determined to set down its experience in a book which finally reached the public in April 1939.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... 1939, a wholesale miracle has taken place.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Since the original Foreword to this book was written in 1939, a wholesale miracle has taken place.


6.
View PREFACE   ... 1939, and in the following sixteen years, ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
The first edition appeared in April 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation.


7.
View PREFACE   ... 1939 by the late Dr. William D. ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
The section called "The Doctor's Opinion" has been kept intact, just as it was originally written in 1939 by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, our Society's great medical benefactor.


8.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... 1939 by the publication of this volume.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
This determination bore fruit in the spring of 1939 by the publication of this volume.


9.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... 1939 Fulton Oursler, then editor of Liberty, ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
In the fall of 1939 Fulton Oursler, then editor of Liberty, printed a piece in his magazine, called "Alcoholics and God."


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... 1939. In 2016, there are over 117,748 ...   BB A Vision For You (Note), p.162  
(*) Written in 1939. In 2016, there are over 117,748 groups. There is A.A. activity in approximately 180 countries, with an estimated membership of over two million.


11.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... 1939, it referred to a Fellowship composed ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
When the phrase "We are people who normally would not mix" (page 17 of this book) was written in 1939, it referred to a Fellowship composed largely of men (and a few women) with quite similar social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.


12.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... 1939 it was estimated that 800 alcoholics ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
By the end of 1939 it was estimated that 800 alcoholics were on their way to recovery.


13.
View FOREWORD   ... 1939, the pioneering period ended and a ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
With the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain reaction set in as the recovered alcoholics carried their message to still others.


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... 1939, we called it "Alcoholics Anonymous."   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
When the Big Book appeared in 1939, we called it "Alcoholics Anonymous."


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View TO WIVES chapter   ... 1939, when there were few women in ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
(*) Written in 1939, when there were few women in A.A., this chapter assumes that the alcoholic in the home is likely to be the husband. But many of the suggestions given here may be adapted to help the person who lives with a woman alcoholic -- whether she is still drinking or is recovering in A.A. A further source of help is noted on page 121.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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