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The Big Bender - Signed by Charles Clapp Jr. - First Edition 1938 - ODJ

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The Big Bender


Charles Clapp Jr.

First Edition 1938

With the Original Dust Jacket!

This rare highly sought after book has been well recognized by AA collectors as a “must have”.

This book has been inscribed and signed by  Charles Clapp Jr.

Several days after signing the book, he sent a letter to the owner of the book requesting for them to remove the inscription from the book due to his “sappy” inscription. The letter is included with the book.

Charles Clapp Jr. tells of struggle with alcoholism an his early experience with Alcoholics Anonymous and Oxford Group.

Charles Clapp was an Oxford Grouper, who AA founder Bill W had helped get sober in October of 1935. Clapp had been associated with Sam Shoemaker, but could not stay sober until he got help from Bill. "The Big Bender" relates that story. Clapp was from Bedford Hills. 

This book is in very good condition and will be a great addition to any collection. This is also very special with the original jacket included. The dust jacket has some edge wear with chipping and small tears. We’ve included pictures to give a better idea of condition and contents.