A.A. Meetings in Akron and
Glenn F. Chesnut
Glenn F. Chesnut, A.A. Meetings in Akron and Cleveland 1938-1942, August 2017, ISBN 978-1947-7783-44, vi + 280 pp., paperback $6.80 U.S.|
How old-time A.A. meetings were
conducted back in the early days
The first part of this book describes how meetings were held (citing eyewitness accounts from that time) and what was being taught in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Akron and Cleveland during the formative period that stretched from 1938 to 1942 -- starting the year before the Big Book was published, when A.A. was beginning to gain a stable structure -- and continuing past the break with the Oxford Group, all the way down to 1942, where the Akron Manual gives us a marvelous picture of the way meetings were being conducted by that point, and also tells us what the Akron group had decided new alcoholics should read and learn to understand the spiritual aspects of the program.
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