Dr. Bob & The Good Oldtimers - Alcoholics Anonymous Book
A biography, with recollections of early A.A. in the Midwest. Hardcover, 383 pages
This book attempts to give a portrait of Dr. Bob as full-scale and balanced as possible-for the most part, in the words of those who knew him personally. The youngster who grew up in Vermont of the late 19th century became a hard-drinking college boy, then a medical student fighting the onset of his own alcoholism a respected physician, a loving but increasingly unreliable family man, and at last a desperately ill drunk, without hope until he met a stockbroker from New York, Bill W., who urgently needed a fellow alcoholic to help him maintain his own sobriety.