Full of first-person accounts and primary source material, this portrait of Bill W. recounts his journey from Vermont youth to army officer to Wall Street success story to hopeless drunk — until a series of remarkable events leads him to stop drinking and to meet Dr. Bob, with whom he would found Alcoholics Anonymous.
We follow Bill through his tireless work for Alcoholics Anonymous: the publishing of the Big Book, the development of the Twelve Traditions, the formation of the General Service Conference. Closing chapters walk us through Bill's final years of challenge and change. With every word documented and every source checked, ‘Pass It On’ is the definitive biography of a fascinating yet enigmatic individual whom we get to know better in these pages.
For the A.A. history buff as well as the member simply curious about Bill W., ‘Pass It On’ offers a wealth of information that sheds light on how the unique movement that is Alcoholics Anonymous came to be what it is today. With 39 archival photographs. ‘Pass It On’ is General Service Conference-approved.