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of materials on the history and theory of alcoholism treatment and the
moral and spiritual dimensions of recovery
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South Bend, Indiana, bridge over the St. Joseph River
Mago Retreat Center
Symposium on AA History
February 21-23, 2014
Presentations will include:
Ernie Kurtz - After 35 Years: Some Suggestions for AA Historians (an exclusive interview filmed for the Symposium)
Glenn Chesnut - Father Dowling
Gail Lacroix - The Akron Pamphlets, 1940
Dan Carricino - Filming of the "Bill W." movie
Cora Finch, author of "Stellar Fire," on Rowland Hazard and Carl Jung
Kevin Hanlon - The Fight Against the 12 Traditions in Cleveland, 1950
Mike Fitzpatrick - Early AA Recordings
Sally Corbett - The Stepping Stones Collection
Dale Mitchell - Dr. Sillkworth
Paul Cleary - GSO Archives
William Schaberg (published the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous) on Jim Burwell
Jay Stinnett - The Oxford Group
For more information, and to register for the conference, click here.
Best to act quickly if you are interested in attending:
there are only 125 places available at the retreat center.
Fiona Dodd, ed., The Authors: Short Biographies of the Men and Women Who Wrote about their Recovery from Alcoholism in the Pioneering Days of the Twelve Step Program, May 2013, paperback xxii + 200 pp., ISBN 978-1-4759-8598-6, $18.95; ebook ISBN 978-1-4759-8599-3, $3.99 CLICK HERE FOR MORE
A GOOD REFERENCE BOOK TO USE IN BIG BOOK STUDY GROUPS
Short biographies of the authors of the stories at the end of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, giving such additional information as we have about these beloved figures: more about how they lived and died, what they did for a living, and any other information about them which was preserved in the A.A. oral tradition or could be gleaned from other old documents, obituaries, or archival repositories.
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John S. (Fort Wayne, Indiana) The Little House on Genessee, November 2012, paperback xii + 122 pp., ISBN 978-1-4759-5162-2, $13.95; ebook ISBN 978-1-4759-5163-9, $3.99 CLICK HERE FOR MORE
An ideal book for beginners: how to get sober in A.A. -- for the really tough guys
John Stark, Ft. Wayne, Indiana (Apr. 11, 1945-Nov. 9, 2012) turned his little house on Genessee Avenue into a place where he sponsored a long series of alcoholics and addicts, many of them hardened ex-cons and people who rode in motorcycle gangs. He led them to sobriety with an amazing success rate through Alcoholics Anonymous and the twelve steps. In this book he and seven of the people he sponsored explain how practicing a set of simple daily actions enabled them to recover from their seemingly hopeless affliction.
CLICK HERE to see his other book "Tales from the Caribbean"
Glenn F. Chesnut, God and Spirituality: Philosophical Essays, November 2010, ISBN 978-1-4502-6769-4, ebook ISBN 978-1-4502-2854-1, viii + 545 pp., $32.95 U.S. click here for more
This book takes us on a journey through three thousand years of history, showing us men and women searching for God and finding the answers to their quest in an amazingly diverse variety of life experiences.
The author introduces us to pagan Greeks and Romans, ancient Hebrew authors, Christians (Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant) from all periods of history, the physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, the mathematician Kurt Gödel, existentialist philosophers, process theologians, New Thought teachers, and the great spiritual masters of the modern twelve step program.
William E. Swegan with Glenn F. Chesnut, Ph.D., The Psychology of Alcoholism, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4502-8598-8, ebook ISBN 978-1-4502-8599-5, x + 324 pp., $19.95 U.S. click here for more
Originally published in 2003 as On the Military Firing Line in the Alcoholism Treatment Program, by Sgt. Bill S. with Glenn F. Chesnut
The great spokesman for that wing of early A.A. which stressed the psychological rather than the spiritual side of the program, Sgt. Bill Swegan (along with world famous psychiatrist Dr. Louis Jolyon West at UCLA) was the developer in 1953 of what became the Lackland-Long Beach Method for alcoholism treatment.
Ernest Kurtz, The Collected Ernie Kurtz, June 2008, ISBN 978-0-595-52099-2, xiv + 232 pp., $19.95 U.S. click here for more
Reprint of the classic 1999 edition published by the Bishop of Books
"Here under one cover is Kurtz at his best: historian, gadfly, teacher, interpreter, and master storyteller .... This is must reading for any student of Alcoholics Anonymous and the evolution of spirituality in America."
Ernest Kurtz, Shame & Guilt, second edition, revised and updated, July 2007, ISBN 978-0-595-45492-1, xiv + 60 pp., $10.95 U.S., order from amazon.com.
click here for more about this book
Particularly in its new and revised version this little book, though short, is one of the best and most insightful works ever written on the sense of shame -- feeling bad about our lives and what we perceive as our failures -- that inner pain which haunts so many alcoholics and addicts and so many other human beings.
And from his deep wisdom and accumulated experience, Kurtz also tells us how the twelve step program can be used to heal that sense of worthlessness and fear of abandonment, and restore us to lives that are happy, joyous, and free.
Glenn F. Chesnut, Changed by Grace: V. C. Kitchen, the Oxford Group, and A.A., September 2006, ISBN 0-595-40680-7, xv + 184 pp., $17.95 U.S. click here for more
"Each century produces a small handful of great spiritual books. I believe strongly that Changed by Grace is going to prove one of the greatest of our present century. The best way to describe it is to say that it does for us today what William James' Varieties of Religious Experience did for the world of a hundred years ago."
-- John Barleycorn in the Waynedale News
Glenn F. Chesnut, The Higher Power of the Twelve-StepProgram: For Believers & Non-believers, September 2001, ISBN 0-595-19918-6, xii + 260 pp., $19.95 U.S. click here for more about the book click here for more about the author
"I can honestly state that this book is one of the most practical books I have ever read. It allows one to approach spirituality from ANY perspective and, at the same time, inspires confidence in the method .... This book can save a life without a doubt!"
George J. Dagis (Saugerties NY)
"As an old hard-bitten, somewhat cynical surgeon I started reading it with a very critical attitude which quickly evaporated and I found much to admire and practically nothing to criticize .... I wish the book had been available for the many questions that my alcoholic sailors had that I could not answer. You make the Twelve Steps good medicine for a host of problems."
Captain Joseph Zuska, M.D., who founded the world famous
Navy alcoholism treatment program at Long Beach in 1965
"This book was designed to gently lead people who are antagonistic toward traditional religious language into a deeper understanding of what those spiritual concepts are actually about, and how they help the everyday working of a good twelve-step program."
A.A. oldtimer Sgt. Bill S. who (with psychiatrist Dr. Louis Jolyon West) developed
the enormously successful Lackland Model of alcoholism treatment in 1951
"It should be required reading for anyone who wants to become a chemical dependency counselor. It makes the process of the spiritual awakening within the context of the twelve step program understandable to both professionals and lay person."
Lori Croy, psychiatric nurse, Elkhart, Indiana
Mel B., Three Recovery Classics: As a Man Thinketh (by James Allen), The Greatest Thing in the World (by Henry Drummond), An Instrument of Peace (the St. Francis Prayer), September 2004, ISBN 0-595-32631-5, vi + 92 pp., $11.95 U.S. click here for more
Two of the major books recommended to newcomers in early AA, in both Akron and elsewhere: James Allen (New Thought, similar to Emmet Fox's Sermon on the Mount, but shorter and simpler) and Henry Drummond (commentary on 1 Corinthians 13).
Glenn F. Chesnut, The Factory Owner & the Convict, Vol. 1 of Lives and Teachings of the A.A. Old Timers, April 2005, ISBN 0-595-34872-6, xii + 325 pp., $23.95 U.S. click here for more
"From one sentence to the next my head was nodding and silently screaming YES, YESSS, YESSSSS, that's exactly what I've observed about alcoholics and alcoholism."
-- John S. of the "John Barleycorn" recovery column in the Waynedale News
Ken Merrill (one of the great oldtimers who took the psychological approach) and Nick Kowalski (one who took the spiritual approach), plus the stories of one of the two most famous early A.A. prison groups, and one of the earliest black A.A. groups in the U.S.
Glenn F. Chesnut, The St. Louis Gambler & the Railroad Man, Vol. 2 of Lives and Teachings of the A.A. Old Timers, June 2005, ISBN 0-595-34878-5, xvi + 308 pp., $22.95 U.S. click here for more
"This book describes the way alcoholics actually think better than anything I have ever read."
-- William E. Correll (Life Treatment Center)
A.A. groups still make pilgrimages once a year to honor the memory of the great A.A. teacher Brownie. Plus Ellen Lantz (an early woman in A.A.) who talks about about the power of love, the gentle voice of Ed Pike who quiets and calms our souls, and the pithy sayings of the colorful, unforgettable Goshen Bill.
Richard M. Dubiel, The Road to Fellowship: The Role of the Emmanuel Movement and the Jacoby Club in the Development of Alcoholics Anonymous, January 2004, ISBN 0-595-30740-X, xvi + 192 pp., $17.95 U.S. click here for more
The only two groups in the early twentieth century who rivaled A.A. in successfully getting alcoholics sober, with a study of their relationship to early A.A. via Rowland Hazard III, Richard Peabody, and early Boston A.A. and the Twenty-Four Hour book.
Nancy Olson, With a Lot of Help from Our Friends: The Politics of Alcoholism, March 2003, ISBN 0-595-27037-9, xxxiv + 534 pp., $30.95 U.S. click here for more
How a small band of A.A. members, including Senator Harold Hughes and Mrs. Marty Mann, got the Hughes Act passed through the U.S. Senate -- the most important legislation on alcoholism in the twentieth century, far more important than the Prohibition Movement, and the basis of the modern alcoholism treatment center.
Annette R. Smith, Ph.D., The Social World of Alcoholics Anonymous: How It Works, December 2007, ISBN 978-0-595-47692-3, xx + 150 pp., $15.95 U.S. click here for more
"With astute application of sociological concepts, Annette Smith .... reveals that a combination of frequent meetings, the Twelve Steps, an encompassing concept of God and the pressure of groups and mentors that are integral to the A.A. program, have the unintended consequence of creating a 'larger whole than the sum of its parts.' A.A. members find themselves in a social world offering individuals of diverse personality types an ongoing sense of belonging."
Jacqueline P. Wiseman, Ph.D., author of Stations of
the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics
Jane S., Q & A: Alcoholism and Sobriety, March 2007, ISBN 0-595-42334-5, xvi + 135 pp., $14.95 U.S. click here for more
A GUIDEBOOK TO RECOVERY FOR BEGINNERS: An old-timer answers basic questions about alcoholism and sobriety.
I think I have a drinking problem? What do I do?
How does A.A. work? What are the meetings like?
What is a sponsor? What are the Twelve Steps?
Are there answers other than A.A.?
What about alcoholics who are also manic-depressive (bipolar)?
Early books by Glenn F. Chesnut (from the 1980's)
on Christian history and theology
Glenn F. Chesnut, The First Christian Histories: Eusebius, Socrates, Sozomen, Theodoret, and Evagrius, 2nd edit., revised and enlarged (Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1986), ISBN 978-0-86554-203-7, xiv + 296 pp., $25 U.S. click here for more
"With this revised edition ... the best book in English on the historians of early
Christianity has become the best book on the subject in any language."
-- Dennis E. Groh, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Glenn F. Chesnut, Images of Christ: An Introduction to Christology (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984), ISBN 0-86683-875-9, xiv + 172 pp., $8.95 U.S. click here for more
The changing interpretations of the person and work of Christ down through the past two thousand years: the meaning and purpose of his sacrifice on the cross, the significance of the title "Messiah," and differing understandings of the relationship between the human and the divine in Christ.
A.A. historical materials and articles
on history and spirituality on this website
(CHRONOLOGICAL by date of posting)
Click here for an alphabetical list of these articles and essays.
8/6/10 Jack Alexander: postings from the AAHistoryLovers
11/16/09 List of all the cities with AA groups as of Dec. 31, 1941
11/11/08 AA Bulletin No. 1 (November 14, 1940)
11/11/08 AA Bulletin No. 2 (January 15, 1941)
11/11/08 AA Bulletin No. 3 (June 20, 1941)
11/6/09 Don G. (Temple, Texas), Off the Walls: Wisdom from the Road of Happy Destiny
10/2/09 Glenn C., "Conference-approved literature"
7/10/09 "History of the Chicago Group"
7/10/09 "AA's First Meeting on the West Coast: November 21, 1939 in San Francisco"
6/14/09 Fiona D., "The Fourth Earl of Lucan: Sister Ignatia was born on his estate in County Mayo in Ireland"
6/12/09 Fiona D., "Sister Ignatia: her parents' marriage certificate"
5/19/09 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The Ground of Being: God and the Big Bang"
5/18/09 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Mount Sinai and the Burning Bush: The Cloud of Unknowing, the Altar to the Unknown God, and the Dark Night of the Soul"
5/15/09 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Learning to See the Sacred Dimension of Reality: Rudolf Otto and the Idea of the Holy, Part 1"
5/14/09 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The Seven Faces of the Experience of the Divine Reality: Rudolf Otto and the Idea of the Holy, Part 2"
4/15/09 The Merton Prayer
3/28/09 Fiona D., "Seven-year-old Ignatia sails from Ireland to America in 1896"
4/12/09 Fiona D., "Sister Ignatia: baptismal record (birth certificate) and the passenger manifest for the SS Indiana"
12/6/08 "A Brief History of Alcoholics Anonymous in Richmond, Indiana (Including Surrounding Communities)," compiled and written by Bob S. and edited by Barb A.
12/6/08 Bruce C. (Muncie, Indiana), "A Brief History of A.A. in Delaware County in Indiana," how A.A. began in Muncie and the surrounding parts of east central Indiana, including Union City, Dunkirk, Hartford City, Winchester, New Castle, Yorktown, Montpelier, Anderson, Marion, Richmond, and Cambridge City. New revised version, March 27, 2008.
11/22/08 "Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Recovery Outcome Rates: Contemporary Myth and Misinterpretation," by Arthur S. (Arlington, Texas), Tom E. (Wappingers Falls, New York), and Glenn C. (South Bend, Indiana): OCTOBER 11, 2008 UPDATE with 2007 Survey Results, Adobe PDF file
11/22/08 same article on recovery outcome rates as an MS Word DOC file
11/8/08 Ernest Kurtz, "Varieties of AA Experience," speaking at the Michiana Conference in South Bend, Indiana, on November 8, 2008, available from Blueprint Tapes in Clinton, Indiana
11/8/08 Mel B. speaking at the Michiana Conference in South Bend, Indiana, on September 15, 2007, cd available from Blueprint Tapes in Clinton, Indiana
9/27/08 The Philosophy of Courage by Philip Leon, with a new foreword by Glenn F. Chesnut
9/25/08 Fifty Books Tracing AA's History, from Charlie Bishop, Jr., the Bishop of Books
9/15/08 Fiona D., "Sister Ignatia's Birthplace in Ireland: The Neary family's rental holdings in Griffith's Land Valuation of 1855"
8/17/08 Anne Smith's Journal
7/13/08 Fiona D., "Sister Ignatia's Birthplace in Ireland: Photographs and Description"
6/16/08 "Brownie's and the Dignitaries Sympathy Groups"
6/1/08 Ernest Kurtz, The Collected Ernie Kurtz
6/2/08 John Barleycorn, "Whack-A-Mole"
2/17/08 Glenn F. Chesnut, God and Spirituality: Philosophical Essays
2/16/08 Glenn F. Chesnut, The First Christian Histories: Eusebius, Socrates, Sozomen, Theodoret, and Evagrius has now been put back in print by Mercer University Press
2/10/08 Glenn F. Chesnut: Dates in His Life
2/3/08 John Barleycorn, "A Nun's Story: Sister Ruth Finds God in the A.A. Meetings"
1/1/08 Arthur S. (Arlington, Texas), Tom E. (Wappingers Falls, New York), and Glenn C. (South Bend, Indiana), "Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Recovery Outcome Rates: Contemporary Myth and Misinterpretation," Adobe PDF file
1/1/08 Arthur S. (Arlington, Texas), Tom E. (Wappingers Falls, New York), and Glenn C. (South Bend, Indiana), "Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Recovery Outcome Rates: Contemporary Myth and Misinterpretation," MS Word DOC file
1/1/08 Loran Archer, "The 95% First Year Dropout Myth"
1/1/08 Annette R. Smith, The Social World of Alcoholics Anonymous: How It Works
1/1/08 Linda Farris Kurtz, Introduction to Annette R. Smith, The Social World of Alcoholics Anonymous: How It Works
9/10/07 Tommy H. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), "First 226 Members Akron, OH AA Group"
8/29/07 John Barleycorn, "I'm not a Nice Guy"
8/12/07 Richard M. Dubiel, "Paul Tillich: Key Philosophical Theologian of the Mid-Twentieth Century"
8/7/07 John Barleycorn, "The Right Side of the Page"
7/9/07 John Barleycorn, "Alcoholics Anonymous and Buddhism"
3/27/07 Jane S., Q & A: Alcoholism and Sobriety
2/13/07 Ernest Kurtz, Shame & Guilt, second edition, revised and updated, 2007.
12/2/06 Rudolf Otto, author of The Idea of the Holy, photo, importance for understanding Bill W.'s primary conversion experience
12/2/06 Rowland Hazard photo
12/2/06 Cora Finch, "Stellar Fire: Carl Jung, a New England Family, and the Risks of Anecdote," link to her account on the Stellarfire website of Rowland Hazard's life and struggles with alcoholism, and the evidence proving that he was Carl Jung's patient in 1926, not 1931
12/2/06 Richard M. Dubiel, "Sober Sleuths: Lawrence Block and James Lee Burke"
11/26/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Twelve-Step Meditation in the A.A. Big Book and the 12 & 12"
9/15/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Practicing the Presence of God: the path to soul-balance and inner calm." The spiritual teaching of Richmond Walker's Twenty-Four Hour book.
5/27/05 "Early Six-step Versions of the Steps"
9/11/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: Discovering a Higher Power."
9/11/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Being at Home: Agapê Love and the Goal of Twelve-Step Spirituality."
9/10/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The Names of God: how to find a God of our understanding."
9/9/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, Changed by Grace: V. C. Kitchen, the Oxford Group, and A.A.
7/29/06 Glenn C., "Writing Local A.A. History: Stories as the Vessels of Wisdom and Grace," talk given at the Eastern Pennsylvania History & Archives Gathering on June 24, 2006.
4/30/06 Bob Pearson, "Our Greatest Danger: Rigidity"
1/21/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The God-Shaped Hole in the Human Soul"
11/16/05 Ed Webster, "Instructor's Outline" for the old-time A.A. beginners classes in Minneapolis.
11/10/05 Glenn C., Funeral Service for A.A. funerals and memorial services
11/10/05 Sophia (Lady Wisdom) and the feminine aspect of God
7-8-05 Glenn C., The St. Louis Gambler & the Railroad Man, Vol. 2 of Lives and Teachings of the A.A. Old Timers
6-13-05 Floyd P. (Frankton, Indiana) and the A.A. group in Anderson, Indiana, "Adventure of Recovery: The Beginnings of A.A. in Anderson June 1943 - February 9, 1947"
5-20-05 Glenn C., The Factory Owner & the Convict, Vol. 1 of Lives and Teachings of the A.A. Old Timers
5-11-05 Neil S. (Fishers IN), "History of Indianapolis A.A."
4-26-05 Bob E. (Evansville, Indiana), "Early Evansville A.A., the first A.A. group in Indiana, founded April 23, 1940 by Akron old-timer J. D. Holmes"
3/25/05 "In Memoriam: Nancy Moyer Olson" (9/18/1929-3/25/2005)
She was the founder of the AAHistoryLovers, author of With a Lot of Help from Our Friends: The Politics of Alcoholism, and the U.S. Senate aide who coordinated the passing of the Hughes Act, the most successful alcoholism legislation of the twentieth century.
3-24-05 The First edition of Ed Webster's Book on The Twelve Steps, later called The Little Red Book
3-21-05 Glenn C., "The Virtues and the Vices"
3-19-05 Founders Day in Minnesota 1946: photographs
3-12-05 Bar Room Reveries: the joke book Ed Webster published in 1958
3-3-05 John S. (Fort Wayne), "Dr. Zweig: The Good Physician"
3-3-05 Photos of Richmond Walker and His Family
2-28-05 Photos of Father Ralph Pfau from the Archdiocesan Archives in Indianapolis
2-28-05 Frank N. (Syracuse, Indiana), "In Memory of Big Al Miller (May 22, 1931 - September 21, 2000), sober December 1, 1973"
2-25-05 Ilene S. (Warsaw, Indiana), "Historical Highlights of the Monday Night Kosciusko Combined Group"
2-25-05 Beth M. (Lafayette, Indiana), "Interview with John Shaifer (June 19, 1923 - November 13, 2000, Gary, Indiana), sober September 15, 1960"
2-25-05 Frank N. (Syracuse, Indiana), "Bob M.'s Memories: Early A.A. in Kosciusko County"
2-21-05 Mel B., "Elder Statesman: Bill W. in Akron, June 15, 1958"
1-3-06 Glenn C., "The Books the Good Old-Timers Read"
1-4-06 Ed Webster (Minneapolis) and The Little Red Book
12-26-05 Glenn C., How A.A. Came to Indiana
1-5-05 Glenn C., "The Lafayette area: January 1948," in How A.A. Came to Indiana
1-2-05 Glenn C., "The Third A.A. Group Started in Indiana: Fort Wayne, December 1941," in How A.A. Came to Indiana
12-30-04 Glenn C., "The St. Joseph River Valley Region: South Bend, February 22, 1943," in How A.A. Came to Indiana
12-29-04 Glenn C., "Doherty Sheerin and the Founding of A.A. in Indianapolis: October 28, 1940," in How A.A. Came to Indiana
12-29-04 Glenn C., "The First A.A. Group in Rensselaer: early 1948," in How A.A. Came to Indiana
12-28-04 Glenn C., "J. D. Holmes and the First A.A. Group in Indiana: Evansville April-May 1940," in How A.A. Came to Indiana
12-26-04 Glenn C., "Early Black A.A. along the Chicago-Gary-South Bend Axis: The Stories and Memories of Early Black Leaders Told in Their Own Words," in How A.A. Came to Indiana
12-20-04 Glenn C., "The A.A. Prison Group Founded in 1944 at the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City," in How A.A. Came to Indiana
12-9-04 Mel B., "Love's Ingredients"
9-13-04 William E. Swegan, "The Psychology of Alcoholism," Chapter 2 of Victory Over Alcohol
9-10-04 Mel B., Three Recovery Classics: As a Man Thinketh (by James Allen), The Greatest Thing in the World (by Henry Drummond), An Instrument of Peace (the St. Francis Prayer)
8-22-04 Glenn C., "The Earliest Printings of Richmond Walker's Twenty-Four Hours a Day," with photos from the collection of Jack H. (Scottsdale, Arizona)
8-22-04 William E. Swegan, "The Thrill of Victory Over Alcohol," Chapter 1 of Victory Over Alcohol
8-22-04 William E. Swegan, Victory Over Alcohol: Old-Time A.A. Beginners Lessons
8-16-04 Mel B., "Ebby"
7-27-04 Glenn C., "The Upper Room and Early A.A."
7-27-04 Mel B., "Requiem for a Resentment"
7-20-04 Sgt. Bill S., "The Challenge of Normalcy"
7-19-04 Akron early A.A. pamphlet, Guide to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
7-19-04 Akron early A.A. pamphlet, Manual for Alcoholics Anonymous
7-19-04 Akron early A.A. pamphlet, Second Reader for Alcoholics Anonymous
7-19-04 Akron early A.A. pamphlet, Spiritual Milestones in Alcoholics Anonymous
7-19-04 Akron reading list for A.A. beginners
7-19-04 Detroit Pamphlet, Alcoholics Anonymous: An Interpretation of the Twelve Steps
7-19-04 Detroit Pamphlet, introduction to these early A.A. beginners' lessons
7-14-04 Linda Farris Kurtz, review of Nancy Olson, With a Lot of Help from Our Friends, on Amazon.com (April 10, 2004)
7-14-04 Frazer A. Lang, review of Nancy Olson, With a Lot of Help from Our Friends, in The Addiction Professional (January 2004)
7-14-04 Mel B., "Emmet Fox: Making Your Life Worthwhile"
7-12-04 Dubiel, Richard M., "The Emmanuel Movement and the Jacoby Club"
7-12-04 Mel B., "AA and Jesus: How Ancient Spiritual Teachings Are Linked to the Inspirational Program of Alcoholics Anonymous"
6-09-04 Glenn C., "Classical Protestant Liberalism and Early A.A."
5-31-04 Sgt. Bill S., On the Military Firing Line in the Alcoholism Treatment Program: The Air Force Sergeant Who Beat Alcoholism and Taught Others to Do the Same
5-28-04 Glenn C., "Psychological vs. Spiritual Interpretations of A.A."
5-27-04 Sgt. Bill S., "The Lackland Model for Alcoholism Treatment"
5-27-04 Sgt. Bill S., "Dr. Louis Jolyon West and the Lackland Model"
4-20-04 Glenn C., "Ralph Pfau (Father John Doe) and the Golden Books"
4-17-04 Glenn C., "Richmond Walker in A.A. History: Chronology of His Life"
4-17-04 "The Tools of Recovery," northern Indiana reading for the beginning of A.A. meetings
4-16-04 Richmond Walker, Memoirs
4-15-04 Glenn C., "Richmond Walker and the Twenty-Four Hour Book"
4-11-04 Nancy Olson, With a Lot of Help from Our Friends: The Politics of Alcoholism
4-09-04 Alan P. (Simi Valley, California), review of Glenn F. Chesnut, The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers and Non-Believers, on Amazon.com
4-09-04 Sgt. Bill S. (Sonoma, California), review of Glenn F. Chesnut, The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers and Non-Believers, in On the Military Firing Line in the Alcoholism Treatment Program
4-09-04 Richard M. Dubiel, The Road to Fellowship: The Role of the Emmanuel Movement and the Jacoby Club in the Development of Alcoholics Anonymous
4-09-04 Glenn C., The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers and Non-Believers
4-09-04 Capt. Joseph Zuska, M.D., review of Glenn F. Chesnut, The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers and Non-Believers