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AA History

The majority of the articles in this section were written by Bob K., the author of Key Players in AA history, and will include little know details about the founding of AA, and even some of the organizations that preceded Alcoholics Anonymous. There are also articles by other authors about more recent events in the history of AA.

Jerry McAuley – The Water Street Mission

Jerry McAuley – The Water Street Mission

Salvation from alcoholic dissipation through religious conversion is not unprecedented. The tale of Jerry McAuley is a classic one, as he was able to achieve sobriety via a spiritual experience, and then to maintain this new lifestyle by means of service to his fellow man. His story is in William…

Henry Parkhurst

Henry Parkhurst

Throughout the second half of 1938, the Honor Dealers’ little office was abuzz with activity. The hubbub involved neither the sale of auto polish, nor the organization of a buying co-op, but the production of the text Alcoholics Anonymous. Two fallen, forty-something entrepreneurs viewed their new venture as…