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By Mel B.

This is often either a desirable heritage of the youth of Alcoholics nameless, in addition to the bitter-sweet story of the afflicted guy invoice W. continuously often called "my sponsor."

In 1934, Ebby Thatcher known as an outdated consuming blood brother to inform him concerning the happiness he was once discovering in sobriety. His friend's identify used to be invoice Wilson, and this e-book is the tale in their life-long friendship. it truly is either a desirable background of the youth of Alcoholics nameless, in addition to the bitter-sweet story of the afflicted guy invoice W. regularly known as "my sponsor." "Deeply informative and relocating, a beneficial contribution to the background of A.A. A 'must' interpreting for an individual attracted to one of many extra attention-grabbing chapters in A.A.'s history."--Nell Wing, Retired A.A. Archivist and invoice Wilson's Secretary

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After all, it is well known in the AA fellowship that Ebby's only significant role in AA was to carry the message of hope to Bill. He had little to do with the writing of the Big Book or the laborious work of getting the early AA society established and function- Page x ing. Later on, he even became a sort of hanger-on who seemed to trade on his friendship with Bill. His life followed a pattern that is all too familiar in many AA groups: early sobriety and periods of recovery interrupted by repeated slips.

It's doubtful that, as a Democrat, Mayor Thacher would have supported Abraham Lincoln's 1860 election. Still he pulled out all the stops to provide a warm welcome when Lincoln visited Page 18 Albany on his way to take office in Washington. It was a dramatic journey for Lincoln, facing Southern secession and the threat of war. In O Albany! William Kennedy described the scene on the afternoon of February 18, 1861. The president-elect arrived in Albany in a train, "pulled by a highly polished locomotive bearing the name Erastus Corning, Jr.

The men were members of the Oxford Group, an evangelical movement then having great success in helping troubled people. Their spiritual program had restored Ebby to sobriety; now he wanted to pass the same message on to his old friend Bill. Ebby's call couldn't have been timed more perfectly. Since 1933, Bill had been making desperate efforts to stop drinking, but nothing had worked. He was an intelligent, capable man who prided himself on his ability to fight his way through most problems, but none of this had worked with his drinking.

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