I was thinking the topic of gratitude might be a good one for the day after a holiday, searching my archives for a recording with that as the main topic I ran across this one from AA founder Bill W. Bill starts with the topic of gratitude and moves on to his story and how that led to the creation of AA at an unknown event.

This is from June of 1954 and I was able to remove the nasty hum it had, the result is a pretty good recording for 1954. This runs just a little over an hour and the first 40 min the sound quality is pretty good all things considered, the last 20 min the sound isnt as clear, it gets a bit more muddy and I couldnt fix that but it is listenable and if it annoys, turn it off.

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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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