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W., Bill

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Works: 185 works in 416 publications in 6 languages and 21,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources  Biography  Periodicals  Manuscripts  Concordances  Archives  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: HV5275, 362.292
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Most widely held works by Bill W.
Alcoholics Anonymous : the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism by Bill W.( Book )
42 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and held by 3,858 libraries worldwide
Pioneer member of Akron's Group No. #1, the first A.A. group in the world
Twelve steps and twelve traditions by Bill W.( Book )
11 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Explains the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, its program of recovery for alcoholism, and the twelve traditions, the principles that guide its groups and services
Alcoholics anonymous comes of age by Bill W.( Book )
18 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
History of the formative years of this world-wide organization
A simple program : a contemporary translation of the book Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill W.( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
Since its first publication in 1939, the original "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous has reflected the initial perception that alcoholism primarily, if not solely, afflicts men. Over the years, we have come to recognize that this disease does not discriminate, yet the "Bible" of Alcoholics Anonymous has never been updated - until now. A Simple Program offers a new translation with gender-equal language, making it more accessible and relevant to the modern reader. Written by a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous, A Simple Program is a faithful modernization of the "Big Book"'s complete core text. An invaluable boon for all members of A.A. and other 12-step programs, it is also a helpful guide for those whose loved ones are battling addiction and for anyone interested in matters of spiritual or mental health
As Bill sees it : the A.A. way of life-- selected writings of A.A.'s co-founder by Bill W.( Book )
19 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 315 libraries worldwide
'This volume includes several hundred excerpts from our literature, touching nearly every aspect of A.A.'s way of life"--Foreword
Alcoholics Anonymous : the original text of the life-changing landmark by Bill W.( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 177 libraries worldwide
A special 75th anniversary deluxe edition of a book that has changed millions of lives and launched the modern recovery movement: Alcoholics Anonymous
The language of the heart : Bill W.'s Grapevine writings by Bill W.( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill W.( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 105 libraries worldwide
"A 75th anniversary keepsake volume of the most important and practical self-help book ever written, Alcoholics Anonymous. Here is a special deluxe edition of a book that has changed millions of lives and launched the modern recovery movement: Alcoholics Anonymous. Shrink-wrapped in a vegan-leather hardback casing with a ribbon marker, acid-free paper, stained page edges, and slipped into an O-card reminiscent of the book's original 1939 jacket design, this volume is a lifetime keepsake. This edition not only reproduces the original 1939 text of Alcoholics Anonymous, but as a special bonus features the complete 1941 Saturday Evening Post article "Alcoholics Anonymous" by journalist Jack Alexander, which, at the time, did as much as the book itself to introduce millions of seekers to AA's program. Alcoholics Anonymous has touched and transformed myriad lives, and finally appears in a volume that honors its posterity and impact"--
The A.A. way of life; selected writings of A.A.'s co-founder, a reader by Bill W.( Book )
2 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
The recovery bible by Bill W.( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The soul of sponsorship : the friendship of Father Ed Dowling, S.J. and Bill Wilson in letters by Robert Fitzgerald( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
The Soul of Sponsorship explores the relationship of Bill Wilson, cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous, and his spiritual adviser and friend, Father Ed Dowling. Many might consider that such a remarkable individual as Bill Wilson, who was the primary author of AA literature, would be able to deal with many of life's problems on his own. Reading The Soul of Sponsorship will illuminate and answer the question of how Father Ed, an Irish Catholic Jesuit priest who was not an alcoholic, was able to be of such great help to Bill Wilson. Part of AA's Twelfth Step reminds us "to carry this message to alcoholics," and The Soul of Sponsorship illustrates how sober alcoholics still need the principles of the Twelve Steps brought to them by friends, sponsors, and spiritual advisers. Some of the problems faced by Bill Wilson were: depression in recovery dependency issues whether or not to experiment with LSD the place of money and power in AA knowing God's plan and will learning from mistakes Father Ed taught Bill the importance of "discernment." In Father Ed's Jesuit tradition, discernment was a gift, passed down to him from St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, who described his own struggle with discernment in Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The Twelve Steps of AA and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius presuppose that there is a caring God whose will can be known. The act of tuning in to God's action at one's center is discernment. The big question is, how do you know your Higher Power is speaking and revealing Himself through your feelings and desires' What Bill learned from Father Ed can be found in books and articles he wrote for AA. For the good of AA and himself, Bill learned to listen to his desires, be aware of his inner dynamics, and tune into the action of God within. Doing this meant learning to recognize and identify his personal movements - those inner promptings and attractions often called emotions or affections - which are part of ordinary human experiences. The person who helped Bill grow in discernment was Father Ed, the Jesuit priest with a cane who limped into the New York AA clubhouse one sleet-filled November night in 1940. The two "fellow travelers," Father Ed Dowling and Bill Wilson, gave each other perhaps the greatest gift friends can give: calling on each to know who he is - before God
Alcoholics Anonymous : "the big book" : the original 1939 edition by Bill W.( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who developed the organization's twelve-step program. In 1939, they published this volume, which sets forth the cornerstone concepts of recovery and relates stories of those who have overcome alcoholism. Informally known as "The Big Book," it has gone through numerous editions, and as a lifeline to millions worldwide, it is the most widely used resource for recovering alcoholics. This edition features an Introduction by Dick B., an active recovered member of the Alcoholics Anonymous Fellowship
The big book of Alcoholics Anonymous : the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism by Robert Holbrook Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (generally known as The Big Book) is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, written by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Bill Wilson & Dr. Bob Smith. It is the originator of the seminal "twelve-step method" widely used to attempt to treat many addictions, from alcoholism and heroin addiction to marijuana addiction, as well as overeating, sex addiction, gambling addiction, and family members of alcoholics, with a strong spiritual and social emphasis. It is one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. In 2011, Time magazine placed the book on its list of the 100 best and most influential books written in English since 1923, the beginning of the magazine. - Publisher
Kid keepers : a handbook for children's workers and youth leaders by Bill W.( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Alcoholics anonymous : the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism by Bill W.( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
An analytical investigation of the effect of varying rotor tip speed to reduce helicopter acoustics detection by Bill W.( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The purpose of this study was to analytically determine the effect of incrementally varying helicopter rotor tip speed to decrease noise levels and detection distance. The basis for this study was that primary mission performance (PMP) would be maintained at each incremental change of rotor tip speed. A baseline helicopter was designed that met the Advanced Scout Helicopter (ASH) PMP requirements. It used a 700-fps tip speed four-bladed rotor system. Four generic configurations of the baseline helicopter were also designed which met the PMP requirements. The design rotor tip speed of these configurations varied to 105, 95, 90, and 80 percent of the baseline tip speed. Overall sound pressure levels (OASPL), 1/3 octave band spectra, and detection distances were predicted for all helicopter configurations for a range of operational speeds. Results showed that the 90-percent (630 fps) tip speed configuration was optimum in terms of reduced OASPL. When all configurations were analytically displaced in distance to the point at which their noise signature could first be perceived, the 100-percent (700 fps) tip speed configuration was least detectable. It was also found that OASPL was not a reliable indicator of detectability and that ambient noise conditions had the largest net effect on detectability
De las tinieblas hacia la luz : historias de la cuarta edición del libro grande ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Spanish version contains the new seventeen histories includes in the 4th english edition of the Big Book
El lenguaje del corazón by Bill W.( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Como lo ve Bill : la manera de vivir de A.A. escritos seleccionados del co-fundador de A.A by Bill W.( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bill.
Bill 1895-1971
Bill 1895-1971 W.
Bill W.
Bill W. 1895-1971
Bill W. attivista statunitense
Bill W Il était un héro
Bill Wilson
Bils, V. 1895-1971
Bils, V. (Vilsons), 1895-1971
Griffith Wilson, William 1895-1971
W Bill
W., Bill 1895-1971
W. , ビル
William Griffith biografía, fundador de Alcohólicos Anónimos, y quien co-desarrolló el conocido "programa de doce pasos"
William Griffith Wilson Mitbegründer der Selbsthilfebewegung der Anonymen Alkoholiker
William Griffith Wilson współtwórca ruchu Anonimowych Alkoholików
Wilson, Bill
Wilson, Bill 1895-1971
Wilson, Bill Griffith 1895-1971
Wilson, W.
Wilson, William Griffith
Wilson, William Griffith 1895-1971
Билл У
Билл У. 1895-1971
Уилсон, Билл
ביל W
ביל וילסון
بیل ویلسون
ビル・ウィルソン
威廉·格里菲斯
Languages
English (201)
Spanish (10)
German (4)
Korean (3)
Danish (1)
Russian (1)
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