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The Saturday Evening Post – March 1, 1941

The Story Behind The Jack Alexander Article on A.A. On March 1, 1941, The Saturday Evening Post published an article titled “Alcoholics Anonymous: Freed Slaves...

The Saturday Evening Post – April 1, 1950

Eight years after the release of the wildly successful 1941 Saturday Evening Post article, Bill W. wrote to Jack Alexander with a request.  Bill...

The Original Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Preamble

The Original AA Preamble also known as the Wilmington Preamble: We are gathered here because we are faced with the fact that we are powerless...

Father Ed Dowling and AA’s Bill W.

Father Ed Dowling and AA’s Bill W. by Robert Fitzgerald, S.J. Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, was down. His feet hung over the end of...

Works Publishing Stock Transferred to Alcoholics Anonymous : AA Received Ownership of the Big Book

In the spring of 1938, Bill Wilson started writing the big book. Also, with the help of the new connections made with people at...

Alcoholic Experience – New York Times – June 25th, 1939

Book Review New York Times - June 25th, 1939 Alcoholic Experience by Percy Hutchinson Alcoholics Anonymous. 400 pp. New York: Works Publishing Company. $3.50 Lest this title should arouse...

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Norm A. -Midland, TX -6/18/74

Norm A. -“i’m alcoholic because i drank a lot of whiskey that’s why i’m alcoholic. my case is relatively simple. i drank that booze...

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Judy C. Sober and Free, 2002

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