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Alcoholics Anonymous
1955 Second Edition 16th printing 1974
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
575 Pages, Measures 8.5x5.5x1.75 inches Weighs 1 pound 11 ounces

Condition: Good.
Inner pages clean and bright. Well made sturdy and solid copy.
Former owner name first blank leaf.
Covers are lightly blemished with age.
Dust Jacket has small chips and is blemished a bit with age.
(DJ has now been placed in a mylar cover)

PREFACE
This is the second edition of the book, "Alcoholics
Anonymous," which made its first appearance in
April, 1939. More than 300,000 copies of the first
edition are now in circulation.
Because this book has become the basic text for our
Society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic
men and women to recovery, there exists a sentiment
against any radical changes being made in it. There-
fore the first portion of this volume, describing the
A.A. recovery program, has been left largely un-
touched.
But the personal history section has been consider-
ably revised and enlarged in order to present a more
accurate representation of our membership as it is
today. When the book was first printed, we had
scarcely 100 members all told, and every one of them
was an almost hopeless case of alcoholism. This has
changed. A.A. now helps alcoholics in all stages of
the disease. It reaches into every level of life and
into nearly all occupations. Ourmembership now
includes many young people. Women, who were at
first very reluctant to approach
A.A., have come for-
ward in large numbers. Therefore the range of the
story section has been broadened so that every alco-
holic reader may find a reflection of him or herself
in it.
As a souvenir of our past, the original Foreword has
xi
Xii PREFACE
been preserved and is followed by a second one de..
scribing AlcoholicsAnonymous of 1955.
Following the Forewords, there appears a secti
called "The Doctor's Opinion." This also has been
kept intact, just as it was originally written in
1939 Besides Dr. Silkworths original statement,
there have been added, in the Appendices
a number of the medical and religious endorsement;
which have come to us in recent years.
On the last pages of this second edition will be
found the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anony-
mous,
the principles upon which our A.A. groups
function, together with directions for getting in touch
with A.A.

Alcoholics Anonymous 1955 Second Edition 16th printing 1974 Hardcover with Dust Jacket The Big Book Basic Text Collectible Book

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