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Washingtonians, Emmanuel Movement and Pre-AA Books

This collection features all books that were influential to alcoholics before the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. The majority of these are original books from the Washingtonians and Emmanuel Movement are from the mid 1800s to early 1900s. Other books that you will find here are related to prohibition, spirituality, solutions to alcoholism, and stories about alcoholics. Several of these books were influential to Bill Wilson in his writing of the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book.

Enjoy shopping for amazing pieces of history related to the recovery of alcoholics in this collection of Washingtonians, Emmanuel Movement and pre-AA books.

  • The Varieties Of Religious Experience By William James - Odj
    The Varieties Of Religious Experience By William James - Odj

    The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - ODJ

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    This is the Modern Library Edition of Varieties of Religious Experience by William James. Printing unknown. This book has a rich history in AA earl...

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  • The Common Sense of Drinking by Richard R. Peabody - 1936 Recovery Collectibles
    The Common Sense of Drinking by Richard R. Peabody - 1936 Recovery Collectibles

    The Common Sense of Drinking by Richard R. Peabody - 1936

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    The Common Sense of Drinking by Richard R Peabody 1936. THE COMMON SENSE OF DRINKING by Richard R. Peabody BOSTON, MASS: Little, Brown & Co., 1...

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  • John Barleycorn by Jack London 1st Printing - 1913 Recovery Collectibles
    John Barleycorn by Jack London 1st Printing - 1913 Recovery Collectibles

    John Barleycorn by Jack London 1st Printing - 1913

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    This is the popular book titled John Barleycorn by Jack London. This is a 1st Edition 1st Printing from 1913. This book is in excellent conditions....

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  • Down In Water Street by Samuel H. Hadley - 13th Edition Recovery Collectibles
    Down In Water Street by Samuel H. Hadley - 13th Edition Recovery Collectibles

    Down In Water Street by Samuel H. Hadley - 13th Edition

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    Down in Water Street: A Story of Sixteen Years Life and Work in Water Street Mission a Sequel to the Life of Jerry McAuley This book is a Thirteent...

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  • The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - First Modern Library Edition 1936 - ODJ Recovery Collectibles
    The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - First Modern Library Edition 1936 - ODJ Recovery Collectibles

    The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - First Modern Library Edition 1936 - ODJ

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    This is the 1936 Modern Library Edition of Varieties of Religious Experience by William James. This book has a rich history in AA early days.  Bill...

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  • The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond Recovery Collectibles
    The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond Recovery Collectibles

    The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond

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    The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond. This version of the book is undated and published by The Peter Pauper Press. This book comes wit...

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  • Charles Towns Preface - Wreckage: A Drama in Three Acts by J. Hartley Manners - 1916 Very Rate Recovery Collectibles
    Charles Towns Preface - Wreckage: A Drama in Three Acts by J. Hartley Manners - 1916 Very Rate Recovery Collectibles

    Charles Towns Preface - Wreckage: A Drama in Three Acts by J. Hartley Manners - 1916 Very Rate

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    Wreckage: A Drama in Three Acts by J. Hartley Manners. This book was published in  1916 by Dodd, Mead and Company. This is a three act play about t...

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  • Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - 2nd Printing 1902 Recovery Collectibles
    Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - 2nd Printing 1902 Recovery Collectibles

    Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - 2nd Printing 1902

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    This is a Second American Printing of The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James. This is the popular book tha...

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  • Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - 1st Printing 1902 - SIGNED Postcard Recovery Collectibles
    Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - 1st Printing 1902 - SIGNED Postcard Recovery Collectibles

    Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - 1st Printing 1902 - SIGNED Postcard

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    This is a First American Printing of The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James. This is the popular book that...

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  • TOGETHER Recovery Collectibles
    TOGETHER Recovery Collectibles

    TOGETHER

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    TOGETHER a Book By 12 Men  Rufus Jones, E. Stanley Jones, Samuel M. Shoemaker, Starr Daily, Frank Laubach, J. Rufus Moseley, Howard Thurman, Walter...

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  • REMAKING A MAN, Courtenay Baylor Recovery Collectibles
    REMAKING A MAN, Courtenay Baylor Recovery Collectibles

    REMAKING A MAN, Courtenay Baylor

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    This highly sought after Emmanuel Movement book has become extremely difficult to find, although reprinted and widely distributed in recent years. ...

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  • The Power of Self-suggestion Recovery Collectibles
    The Power of Self-suggestion Recovery Collectibles

    The Power of Self-suggestion

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    The Power of Self-suggestionby Samuel McComb, D.D. Associate Director of the EMMANUEL MOVEMENT august 1909 This rare 54 page Emmanuel Movement book...

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  • An Address Delivered by Abraham Lincoln Before the Springfield Washingtonian Temperance Society - 1889 Recovery Collectibles
    An Address Delivered by Abraham Lincoln Before the Springfield Washingtonian Temperance Society - 1889 Recovery Collectibles

    An Address Delivered by Abraham Lincoln Before the Springfield Washingtonian Temperance Society - 1889

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    An Address Delivered by Abraham Lincoln Before the Springfield Washingtonian Temperance Society. This pamphlet was published in 1889 by O. H. Oldro...

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  • Signed Benjamin Rush An Inquiry into the effects of ardent spirits upon the human body and mind 1811 Recovery Collectibles
    Signed Benjamin Rush An Inquiry into the effects of ardent spirits upon the human body and mind 1811 Recovery Collectibles

    Signed Benjamin Rush An Inquiry into the effects of ardent spirits upon the human body and mind 1811

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    An Inquiry into The Effects Of Ardent Spirits upon the Human Body and Mind, with An Account of the Means if of Preventing, and of the Remedies of C...

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  • Addressed by Drs. Worcester and and McDougall Recovery Collectibles
    Addressed by Drs. Worcester and and McDougall Recovery Collectibles

    Addressed by Drs. Worcester and and McDougall

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    Addressed by Drs. Worcester and and McDougall June, 1926 Boston Society For Psychic Research This 23 page booklet is in excellent condition.   Emma...

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  • Down In Water Street by Samuel H. Hadley - Second Edition Recovery Collectibles
    Down In Water Street by Samuel H. Hadley - Second Edition Recovery Collectibles

    Down In Water Street by Samuel H. Hadley - Second Edition

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    Down in Water Street: A Story of Sixteen Years Life and Work in Water Street Mission a Sequel to the Life of Jerry McAuley This book is a Second Ed...

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  • The Philosophy Of William James - 1953 Recovery Collectibles
    The Philosophy Of William James - 1953 Recovery Collectibles

    The Philosophy Of William James - 1953

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    The Philosophy Of William James - 1953. Selected from his chief works, with an Introduction, by Horace M. Kallen This book contains its original du...

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  • The Power of Self-Suggestion by Rev. Samuel McComb - 1910 Recovery Collectibles
    The Power of Self-Suggestion by Rev. Samuel McComb - 1910 Recovery Collectibles

    The Power of Self-Suggestion by Rev. Samuel McComb - 1910

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    The Power of Self-Suggestion Rev. Samuel McComb, D.D: Associate Director of the Emmanuel Movement London William Rider & Son Limited 1910 Prefa...

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  • Religion and Medicine by Elwood Worcester - Tenth Printing 1908 Recovery Collectibles
    Religion and Medicine by Elwood Worcester - Tenth Printing 1908 Recovery Collectibles

    Religion and Medicine by Elwood Worcester - Tenth Printing 1908

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    Religion and Medicine by Elwood Worcester. This is a 10th Printing from 1908. This was the first book published about the Emmanuel Movement. Elwood...

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  • Religion and Medicine by Elwood Worcester - Third Printing 1908 Recovery Collectibles
    Religion and Medicine by Elwood Worcester - Third Printing 1908 Recovery Collectibles

    Religion and Medicine by Elwood Worcester - Third Printing 1908

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    Religion and Medicine by Elwood Worcester. This is a 3rd Printing from June 1908. This was the first book published about the Emmanuel Movement. El...

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  • The Living Word by Elwood Worcester - 1908 Recovery Collectibles
    The Living Word by Elwood Worcester - 1908 Recovery Collectibles

    The Living Word by Elwood Worcester - 1908

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    The Living Word Elwood Worcester Moffat, Yard & Company November 1908 Elwood Worcester was the originator of the Emmanuel movement philosophy. ...

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  • SIGNED by Elwood Worcester - Allies of Religion - Limited Edition Recovery Collectibles
    SIGNED by Elwood Worcester - Allies of Religion - Limited Edition Recovery Collectibles

    SIGNED by Elwood Worcester - Allies of Religion - Limited Edition

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    Autograph Edition The Allies of Religion Number 257 of a Limited 300 Printings Elwood Worcester First Edition - 1929 Marshall Jones Company This bo...

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  • Religion and Health by Len Broughton - Second Edition Recovery Collectibles
    Religion and Health by Len Broughton - Second Edition Recovery Collectibles

    Religion and Health by Len Broughton - Second Edition

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    Religion and Health A Review of the Emmanuel Movement with Suggestions to the Christian Church Len G. Broughton Fleming H. Revell Company - 1909 Se...

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  • Why Prohibition Has Failed by Richard Peabody - The American Mercury Recovery Collectibles
    Why Prohibition Has Failed by Richard Peabody - The American Mercury Recovery Collectibles

    Why Prohibition Has Failed by Richard Peabody - The American Mercury

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    “Why Prohibition Has Failed” by Richard R. Peabody. This article was part of the April 1931 issue of the American Mercury. This April issue along w...

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