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Glenn F. Chesnut, Infinity and the Proofs for the Existence of God, January 2017, ISBN 978-1532-0089-55, e-book ISBN 978-1532-0089-62, vi + 240 pp., paperback $19.95 U.S., e-book $3.99 U.S. click here for more
This book shows us who and what God is, and explains how our universe exploded into existence in the Big Bang, 13.799 billion years ago, in such a way that all other Being in the universe derives its existence and nature — and its capacities for growth, power, moral character, change, and novelty — from God as the Ground of Being.
This present book — combined with Chesnut's God and Spirituality: Philosophical Essays (2010) — sets out an architectonic philosophical system for the twenty-first century, grounded on one side in the classics of the ancient Greco-Roman world and the medieval period, but on the other hand taking seriously the revolutionary changes in western thought produced by the development of twentieth-century science, including relativity, quantum theory, the uncertainty principle, and Gödel’s proof.
Unless otherwise noted, order our books from amazon.com or from Barnes & Noble Bookstores or from any of the other major online booksellers. (Some of our most recent volumes however are being printed by Book Patch in Scottsdale, Arizona. There will be a special book order button on the web page for that volume.)
Glenn F. Chesnut, A.A. Meetings in Akron and Cleveland 1938-1942, August 2017, ISBN 978-1947-7783-44, vi + 280 pp., paperback $6.80 U.S. click here for more
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How old-time A.A. meetings were conducted back in the early days (citing eyewitness accounts from the time) and what was being taught in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Akron and Cleveland during that formative period.
Plus the four different spiritual traditions that early A.A. drew upon: (1) Oxford Group, (2) early American frontier revivalism, (3) Emmet Fox and New Thought, and (4) the classical Protestant liberalism of The Upper Room with its emphasis upon the religion of the heart, the rejection of rigid doctrines and dogmas, a turning away from the world of soaring Gothic cathedrals and authoritarian religious leaders dressed in ornate robes, and the refusal to allow material wealth to contaminate the realm of the true spiritual life.
Glenn C. (South Bend, Indiana) Heroes of Early Black AA: Their Stories and Their Messages, July 2017, ISBN 978-1947-5191-07, viii + 460 pp., paperback $12.98 U.S. click here for more
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This is the first full length book to give detailed accounts of early African-American members of A.A., told in their own words as much as possible, beginning in 1945 and continuing down to Joe McQuany -- the most famous black figure in early A.A. history -- who got sober in Little Rock in 1962 and recorded the first of the Joe and Charlie tapes in 1977 -- the lessons on the Big Book which have now been listened to all over the world.
And read the stories of seven brave black men and women (in all) from the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous telling -- in their own words -- how they got into the new A.A. program, and explaining the central spiritual principles which enabled them (and those whom they so successfully taught) to live clean and sober, and at peace with themselves. Includes the First Lady of Black A.A. (the first black woman to get long term sobriety in A.A.) telling us how she and a young black man broke the color barrier in their big factory town by joining A.A. in 1948.
Glenn F. Chesnut, Father Ralph Pfau and the Golden Books: The Path to Recovery from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, January 2017, ISBN 978-1532-0089-55, e-book ISBN 978-1532-0089-62, vi + 240 pp., paperback $19.95 U.S., e-book $3.99 U.S. click here for more
This is the first major study of Father Ralph Pfau, one of AA's four most-published and most-formative authors (along with Bill Wilson, Richmond Walker, and Ed Webster) during the new movement's earliest thirty years, during which it grew from only 100 members to almost 300,000.
When he joined Alcoholics Anonymous in 1943, he became the first Roman Catholic priest to get sober in the newly formed movement. An alcoholic and drug addict, he had spent the previous ten years being removed from parish after parish, as his drinking and addiction to "downers" got out of control over and over again.
He taught the spirituality of imperfection, drawing from St. Thérèse of Lisieux's Little Way and St. Augustine's teaching of God as Truth Itself -- the forgiving God who touches us in our fallenness, in acts of sudden psychological insight in which our whole perspective on life undergoes sweeping positive quantum changes. Over and over he calmed people's fear of God by reminding them that perfection was a myth, and that no human being could do it all. He was one of the most creative and interesting American Catholic theologians of his era.
John Stark, Tales from the Caribbean, April 2018 reprint, ISBN 9-781642-540109, iv + 338 pp., paperback $9.86 U.S. Originally published 2012. click here for more
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A collection of lively tales about the people who live on sailboats and party on the sandy beaches of the Virgin Islands: charter boat captains, yacht racers, spear fishers, and adventurers. These stories tell of buried pirate treasure, gypsy fortune tellers, a young woman who races yachts, a renegade monk living with a bevy of beautiful former prostitutes from Amsterdam, and those who know how to take fast boats from port to port under a veil of secrecy.
But there are also, tucked away, a number of spiritual teachings coming from the years when John Stark and Glenn Chesnut met once a week to read and discuss Glenn's books, and John worked out ways to communicate those messages to ex-cons and people in motorcycle gangs -- something that John did very successfully. See John Stark & Glenn Chesnut, "The Spirituality of the Caribbean Tales," by clicking here and going to the Glenntext website.
Glenn F. Chesnut, Father Ed Dowling: Bill Wilson's Sponsor, July 2015, ISBN 978-1-4917-7085-6, ebook ISBN 978-1-4917-7087-0, viii + 640 pp., $35.95 U.S. click here for more
The life and teaching of Father Ed Dowling, S.J., the Jesuit priest who served for twenty years as sponsor and spiritual guide to Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
After the first meeting of these two extraordinary spiritual teachers, on an icy evening in December 1940, Father Ed said that the graces he received from meeting Bill Wilson were as great as those he had received from his ordination as a priest, and Bill in turn described encountering the Jesuit as being like a second conversion experience, where he could feel the transcendent presence of God filling the entire room with grace.
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.
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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
100 Best Books on Alcoholism & Recovery in American History 1774-2016, selected by Charles Bishop, Jr., 128 pp., published July 2016, $15.00 U.S. + $3.00 shipping (check or money order) click here for more
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Bishop's personal collection of 15,000 rare books and pamphlets on A.A. and alcoholism became the base in 1995 of Brown University Library's newly founded Chester H. Kirk Collection on Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous, which has become the world's largest historical archive of materials relating to the treatment of alcoholism and addiction. Bishop is also the co-author of the massive scholarly catalog entitled To Be Continued ... The Alcoholics Anonymous World Bibliography 1935-1994.
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