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The Resource Bill W. and Mr. Wilson : the legend and life of A.A.'s cofounder, Matthew J. Raphael

Bill W. and Mr. Wilson : the legend and life of A.A.'s cofounder, Matthew J. Raphael

Label
Bill W. and Mr. Wilson : the legend and life of A.A.'s cofounder
Title
Bill W. and Mr. Wilson
Title remainder
the legend and life of A.A.'s cofounder
Statement of responsibility
Matthew J. Raphael
Title variation
Bill W. and Mister Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "William Griffith Wilson, recently cited by Time magazine as one of the hundred most influential individuals of the twentieth century, is better known to many as Bill W., cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous. In Bill W. and Mr. Wilson, Matthew J. Raphael presents a revealing new look at both the legendary Bill W. and the private Mr. Wilson, who tried to live apart from his own celebrity." "In quest of a more historically accurate and complete account, Raphael separates fact from fiction in the standard biographies of Wilson and finds reason to doubt the literal truth of some foundational A.A. stories. He also provides a context for Wilson's (and thus A.A.'s) key ideas in the work of William James, Carl Jung, and other modern thinkers. What emerges is an unvarnished portrait of a charismatic man and social visionary; whose true greatness is all the more apparent in view of his human imperfections." "Readers already familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous will find much to engage them. Others will discover A.A. and its cofounder from an insider's perspective."--Jacket
  • "William Griffith Wilson, recently cited by Time magazine as one of the hundred most influential individuals of the twentieth century, is better known to many as Bill W., cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous. In Bill W. and Mr. Wilson, Matthew J. Raphael presents a revealing new look at both the legendary Bill W. and the private Mr. Wilson, who tried to live apart from his own celebrity." "In quest of a more historically accurate and complete account, Raphael separates fact from fiction in the standard biographies of Wilson and finds reason to doubt the literal truth of some foundational A. A. stories. He also provides a context for Wilson's (and thus A. A.'s) key ideas in the work of William James, Carl Jung, and other modern thinkers. What emerges is an unvarnished portrait of a charismatic man and social visionary; whose true greatness is all the more apparent in view of his human imperfections." "Readers already familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous will find much to engage them. Others will discover A. A. and its cofounder from an insider's perspective."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raphael, Matthew J
Dewey number
  • 362.292/86/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5032.W19
LC item number
R36 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • W., Bill
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholism
  • Self-Help Groups
Label
Bill W. and Mr. Wilson : the legend and life of A.A.'s cofounder, Matthew J. Raphael
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43115044
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9781558492455
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99086304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Bill W. and Mr. Wilson : the legend and life of A.A.'s cofounder, Matthew J. Raphael
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43115044
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9781558492455
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99086304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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