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Dr. Bob and the good oldtimers : a biography, with recollections of early A.A. in the Midwest.

Author: Alcoholics Anonymous.
Publisher: New York, N.Y : Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of one of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. Respected physician, desperately ill drunk, the start of the Fellowship with Dr. Bob's last drink, a tumultuous and exhilarating book.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Robert Holbrook Smith; Robert Holbrook Smith; Robert Holbrook Smith; Robert Holbrook Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alcoholics Anonymous.
ISBN: 0916856070 9780916856076
OCLC Number: 7025702
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 373 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Childhood and college years --
Postgraduate work: M.D. and alcoholic --
Husband, father and drunk --
Physician as co-workers see him --
Alcoholic in the Oxford Group --
Two alcoholics meet --
A.A. number three arrives --
The first group forms in Akron --
Twelfth step approaches evolve --
The co-founders face money problems --
Early meetings and big book controversies --
Cleveland A.A.'s leave the Oxford Group --
The movement spreads in the Midwest --
A.A. and St. Thomas hospital --
Sudden growth in Cleveland --
Split between Akron A.A. and the Oxford Group --
As Dr. Bob said --
The wives role in early A.A. --
Minorities within A.A. gain acceptance --
Toledo A.A.'s find division in not disaster --
Group concerns and angry rumors --
Oldtimers' impressions of Dr. bob --
His prescriptions for sobriety --
Dr. Bob's influence on Ohio A.A. --
Personal sidelights on his sober years --
His spiritual quest --
Shadows --
illness and dissension --
Without Anne, but with loving friends --
The last year --
Appendix A. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous --
Appendix B. The Twelve traditions of alchoholics Anonymous.

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Biography of one of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. Respected physician, desperately ill drunk, the start of the Fellowship with Dr. Bob's last drink, a tumultuous and exhilarating book.

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