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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... page 121.   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.


2.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... (page 17 of this book) was written ...   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.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... page 561 of this book.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
This was the substance of A.A.'s Twelve Traditions, which are stated in full on page 561 of this book.


4.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen in ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
On the next page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen in their so-called "short form" the form in general use today.


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... page of A.A. history.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
Then our trustees wrote a bright page of A.A. history.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... page which contains the twelve steps.   BB Into Action, p.75  
Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps.


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View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... page will understand!   BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Unhappy drinkers who read this page will understand!


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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