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Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous Paperback – April 1, 1991
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Like Dick B., I find Kurtz's footnotes to be a rich vein for further research. I also found refreshing Kurtz's resistance to the hagiography or iconoclasm that usually accompanies histories of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, AA's co-founders.
It may be helpful to remember that Not God is a reworked dissertation in American Studies, not History. It is essentially academic, but Kurtz retains the ability to marvel at the mystery of the miraculous recoveries that have resulted from the rise of twelve-step programs.
A great read!
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This is a must read for any student of the history of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a rewrite of the author's PhD dissertation, and that shows a bit, it is a little dense at times,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charlie C
Extremely insightful not only for those in recovery but for any student of the challenges in the conflicts of our current culture.Published 2 months ago by Rev. Dr. J. Dirk Reek
Love the content. Tiniest print that I have ever read. Need special glasses to read it.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent history of the birth and childhood of the AA program and fellowship (there is a difference between the two). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer