By A.A. History Author Dick B.
Historians, A.A. Scholars, A.A. Researchers, A.A. Members, and 12 Steppers in recovery need a brief, book by book, subject by subject resource to which they may turn for accurate, well-researched, well-documented historian facts by the leading "unofficial" A.A. Historian today; and we will mention a few separately and briefly.
A.A. Brief # 2 - AAs know lots about Bill Wilson. But if they don't go to Founders Day each year in Akron, they know little about Dr. Robert Smith (Dr. Bob), and even less about Akron Founders Anne Ripley Smith (Dr. Bob's wife), Henrietta Seiberling, T. Henry and Clarace Williams, and even the Bill W. role in Akron. "The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous" by Dick B. gives you a thorough grounding in how A.A.'s founding actually came about in Akron, Ohio. It tells you who the movers and shakers were in Akron from 1931 to 1939 when the Big Book was published. www.dickb.com/Akron.shtml