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The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous by Dick B.
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Aug 25, 2011

it was ok
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Read from August 25 to October 28, 2011

This is not a written history. Maybe the author just lacks the academic background and discipline to write history. It is in fact a collection of sources. It would be a very useful tool for someone writing a traditional history of AA, and it is in that that the book has value. The author has done an exhaustive job researching the material both from the written record, personal papers and oral recollections but without a background in AA and a fairly broad historical context within which to place the material it really wouldn't make much sense. Reading it was a task, for anyone without a specific interest it would be disorganized, poorly composed and simply boring,
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