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


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1.
  ... Bill.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17
We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill.


2.
  ... Bill.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137
'We know how hard up you are, Bill.


3.
  ... bill.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162
I motioned him to my inside cubicle and produced a five-dollar bill.


4.
  ... Bill's and Dr. Bob's first visit to ...  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.156
(*) This refers to Bill's and Dr. Bob's first visit to A.A. Number Three. See the Pioneer Section. This resulted in A.A.'s first group, at Akron, Ohio, in 1935.


5.
  ... Bill, and nothing but the very best ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.138
This is a matter of life and death, Bill, and nothing but the very best will do!'


6.
  ... bill at all.  BB Into Action, p.83
A remorseful mumbling that we are sorry won't fill the bill at all.


7.
  ... bill collectors, the sheriffs, the angry taxi ...  BB To Wives, p.106
The bill collectors, the sheriffs, the angry taxi drivers, the policemen, the bums, the pals, and even the ladies they sometimes brought home -- our husbands thought we were so inhospitable.


8.
  ... Bill's first visit with Dr. Bob. These ...  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.155
(*) This refers to Bill's first visit with Dr. Bob. These men later became co-founders of A.A. Bill's story opens the text of this book; Dr. Bob's heads the Story Section.


9.
  'Bill, haven't you often said right here ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.138
'Bill, haven't you often said right here in this meeting that sometimes the good is the enemy of the best?


10.
  'Bill,' he said, 'I think it's a ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136
'Bill,' he said, 'I think it's a shame that you are financially so hard up.


11.
  ... Bill likes to tell the following pointed ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162
In this connection, Bill likes to tell the following pointed story.


12.
  ... "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570
(This address is now available in pamphlet form at nominal cost through most A.A. groups or from Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, under the title "Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the Illness.")


13.
  ... Bill says, "consisted of two people: one ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162
"Our office staff," Bill says, "consisted of two people: one devoted secretary and myself.


14.
  "Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one ...  BB Preface, p.xi
"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.


15.
  ... Bill's story opens the text of this ...  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.155
(*) This refers to Bill's first visit with Dr. Bob. These men later became co-founders of A.A. Bill's story opens the text of this book; Dr. Bob's heads the Story Section.


16.
  Bill W. co-founder of A.A., died January ...  BB Bill's Story, p.16
Bill W. co-founder of A.A., died January 24, 1971.


17.
  ... Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570
(This address is now available in pamphlet form at nominal cost through most A.A. groups or from Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, under the title "Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the Illness.")


18.
  ... Bill W. in 1962, the Twelve Concepts ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574
Written by co-founder Bill W. in 1962, the Twelve Concepts for World Service provide a group of related principles to help ensure that various elements of A.A.'s service structure remain responsive and responsible to those they serve.


19.
  ... Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


20.
  Bill W., who along with Dr. Bob ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14
Bill W., who along with Dr. Bob S. founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, wrote the book to share 18 years of collective experience within the Fellowship on how A.A. members recover, and how our society functions.


21.
  ... bill was to be paid.  BB A Vision For You, p.154
One dismal afternoon he paced a hotel lobby wondering how his bill was to be paid.


22.
  ... Bill's writing be retained as originally published."  12&12 Introduction, p.14
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


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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