The Book That Started It All: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous (Hardcover)

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    An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians. The Book That Started It All offers fresh insights into the history and foundation of the revolutionary Alcoholics Anonymous program. Reproduced in this elegant gift edition with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians, the original working manuscript is the missing link in our understanding of what transpired between AA founder Bill Wilson's first draft of Alcoholics Anonymous and the first published edition. In January 1939, Wilson and other AA founders distributed 400 copies of his typescript to everyone they could think of "who might be concerned with the problem of alcoholism," to test out the program. As the loan copies were returned, suggestions for revision were considered and written out in colored pencil on one master copy that was eventually submitted for publication.

    The many changes made in black, green, and red on page after page are shown here in their original form, revealing the opinions, debates, and discussions that went into making the Big Book.

    This is perfect for your coffee table. The Book That Started It All weighs more than five pounds, is 11.25" wide and 13.5" tall, with a 22.5" span when open.

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    ISBN 9781592859474
    Genre SELF-HELP / Twelve-Step Programs
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 233
    Publisher Date 2010-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Hazelden
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 14.0 in
    Wdth 12.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 5.15 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous
    Audience General/trade
    Country of Origin United States

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