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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Post and placed such a compelling picture ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
Then Jack Alexander wrote a feature article in the Saturday Evening Post and placed such a compelling picture of A.A. before the general public that alcoholics in need of help really deluged us.


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View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... post only two storm signals: A group ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In charting this enormous expanse of freedom, we found it necessary to post only two storm signals: A group ought not do anything which would greatly injure A.A. as a whole, nor ought it affiliate itself with anything or anybody else.


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View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Post piece broke in 1941, thousands of ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
He explains that when Jack Alexander's Saturday Evening Post piece broke in 1941, thousands of frantic letters from distraught alcoholics and their families hit the Foundation(*) letterbox in New York.


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... Post piece made A.A. a national institution.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, pp.186-187  
Jack Alexander's famous Saturday Evening Post piece made A.A. a national institution.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Post-war disillusionment, ever more serious alcoholism, impending ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Post-war disillusionment, ever more serious alcoholism, impending mental and physical collapse, brought him to the point of self-destruction.


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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