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Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous

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The most complete history of A.A. ever written. "Not-God" contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of A.A.'s early figures. A fascinating, fast-moving, and authoritative account of the discovery and development of the program and fellowship that we know today as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Paperback, 456 pages
Published April 1st 1991 by Hazelden (first published 1988)
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This book is an exhaustive and accurate history of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is written as a scholarly dissertation with about a million footnotes. Nonetheless, it is THE book for anyone in AA or interested in AA.
John Gray
Without doubt, the best historical treatment of Alcoholics Anonymous. Beyond the narrative, Kurtz situates AA within the history of ideas that have shaped Western civilization. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Sean Murnin
Apr 02, 2010 Sean Murnin is currently reading it
This independant non conference approved history of aa has given me a deeper understanding. tons of footnotes.

I The Limitations of the Drinking Alcoholic
II The Limitations of the Sober Alcoholic
III Finding Wholeness in Limitation
IV Needing Others
V The Limitations of Alcoholics Anonymous
VI Alcoholics Anonymous and the Wholeness of Limitation
Donald Powell
Lots of history about AA but also a very thoughtful dissertation on addiction, it's treatment and the psychology/sociology of a "spiritual" solution to the frailties of the human condition.
Timothy Cruz
I could not comprehend some of the initial writing/discussion, but the author started to bring everything together towards the middle of the book.
A thoughtful look at A.A. The classic introduction to the movement with a respectful, insightful analysis of its impact on recovery.
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Interesting history of AA. Links to VT as both founders were from here.
History of the beginning of Alcoholics Anonymous. Very detailed
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THE definitive history of A.A.
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