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Three speakers at an Old Timers Panel, speaking at unknown location or date. Jim H starts the meeting followed by "conference junkie" Lady, the last speaker is Jim T, all the speakers got sober in the 70's.


Jane D. from Tallahassee FL speaking at Sessions by the Sea in Ocean City MD on 9-12-2015


Bill W. speaking twice at Founders Day in Akron OH in 1965. This is the best quality recording of Bill I have ever heard.

In the first half of this speak Bill talks about how AA began and about the earliest days of AA

The second speak, at the Mayflower Hotel in Akron Ohio is about how the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous was written, the project and the actual writing and then how the Big Book was first printed and published.


Duncan speaking for 10 min followed by Sarah the 30 min speaker at North Oakland AA in April of 2016


Marie L, from King NC. speaking at the 37th. FL.State Conv. in Orlando -- 1993


Mitchell K speaking on the topic of The History of AA  at 9th. FOTS Queens NY. Aug.2007. This speak ends abruptly.


The second episode of Sober Cast was the start of this 6 part series, I thought it was time for a repost.

Chuck C. was born in 1902, and got sober in A.A. in January 1946.

In these 1975 original recordings of Chuck C. at the Pala Mesa Men's Retreat, Chuck shares his experience, strength and hope about recovering from alcoholism. He tells how he recovered from a "tongue-chewing, babbling idiot drunk".

The Pala Mesa Men's Retreat had 64 AA men attending, these recording were made by one of these men on a small tape recorder, and the recording quality is pretty good considering that.

This series of talks was eventually transcribed into the book "A New Pair Of Glasses".


The Study Edition of The Big Book

studyeditionI have one of these and it is one of my favorite items, a really excellent and useful for book study meetings or as a gift to a newcomer who is going to be heading to one.

The First 164 pages of The Big Book with lined blank pages opposite each page of text for note taking.

  • Includes the original Foreword
  • The Doctor's Opinion
  • Dr. Bob's Story.
  • Bound in black bonded leather. 

Paragraph numbers along side the text for easy reference.  Entire Original Manuscript (about) including the stories. Easy to read retyped version. Includes paragraph numbers corresponding to the modern text for easy comparison.  

Footnotes explaining historical and obscure references in the text.  

Footnotes documenting all 79 differences between the modern text and the original 1st printing text of the 1st 164 pages (about). Yes, believe it or not, the basic text has been changed 79 times since it was first published.

Two place keeping ribbons.  Special "lay flat" binding.



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