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1.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... edition.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Sixteen years have elapsed between our first printing of this book and the presentation in 1955 of our second edition.


2.
View PREFACE   ... edition added the appendix "Spiritual Experience"; in ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The second printing of the first edition added the appendix "Spiritual Experience"; in the second edition, the appendices on A.A. Tradition, the "medical view" and "religious view" of A.A., the Lasker Award and information on how to contact A.A. were added, and the appendix on the Alcoholic Foundation was discontinued.


3.
View PREFACE   ... edition appeared in April 1939, and in ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The first edition appeared in April 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation.


4.
View PREFACE   ... edition; eight new stories were added.  BB Preface, p.xii  
Nine of the stories in Part II ("They Stopped in Time") were carried over from the second edition; eight new stories were added.


5.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... edition in 1939.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
This is the Foreword as it appeared in the first printing of the first edition in 1939.


6.
View PREFACE   ... edition includes the Twelve Concepts for World ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
This fourth edition includes the Twelve Concepts for World Service and revises the three sections of personal stories as follows.


7.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... edition of "Alcoholics Anonymous" came off press ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
This fourth edition of "Alcoholics Anonymous" came off press in November 2001, at the start of a new millennium.


8.
View PREFACE   ... edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous."  BB Preface, p.xi  
This is the fourth edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous."


9.
View STEP ONE essay   ... edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," published ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
That is why the first edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," published when our membership was small, dealt with low-bottom cases only.


10.
View PREFACE   ... edition, Part I ("Pioneers of A.A.") was ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
In the third edition, Part I ("Pioneers of A.A.") was left unchanged.


11.
View PREFACE   ... edition, published in 1955, reached a total ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies.


12.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... edition represent a membership whose characteristics -- of ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
The stories added to this edition represent a membership whose characteristics -- of age, gender, race, and culture -- have widened and have deepened to encompass virtually everyone the first 100 members could have hoped to reach.


13.
View PREFACE   ... edition, the appendices on A.A. Tradition, the ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The second printing of the first edition added the appendix "Spiritual Experience"; in the second edition, the appendices on A.A. Tradition, the "medical view" and "religious view" of A.A., the Lasker Award and information on how to contact A.A. were added, and the appendix on the Alcoholic Foundation was discontinued.


14.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... edition was published in 1976, worldwide membership ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Since the third edition was published in 1976, worldwide membership of A.A. has just about doubled, to an estimated two million or more, with nearly 100,800 groups meeting in approximately 150 countries around the world.


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View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... edition went to the printer, the total ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
By March 1976, when this edition went to the printer, the total worldwide membership of Alcoholics Anonymous was conservatively estimated at more than 1,000,000, with almost 28,000 groups meeting in over 90 countries.


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View PREFACE   ... edition were retained intact; three were edited ...  BB Preface, pp.xi-xii  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


17.
View PREFACE   ... edition, which came off press in 1976, ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The third edition, which came off press in 1976, achieved a circulation of approximately 19,550,000 in all formats.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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