This is an exceptional book! The first edition was published in January of 2015. And a second edition – with eight more chapters – was published in February of 2023, almost exactly eight years later.
Our friend, bob k, first starting sharing stories on our website, AA Agnostica, in December, 2011.
He wrote stories about the early history of AA and about people who had been a key part of creating and defining the AA fellowship.
These stories were very well received and appreciated. Let us provide you with an example. Back in March of 2014, bob wrote Dr. Bob, AA Co-founder – Part One. This became chapter 5 of both the first and second editions of Key Players. Here are just a few of the comments about that article:
“I applaud you bob k for shedding so much needed light and insight on this important part of AA history. Another awesome piece of literature, a very powerful, clear and heart warming account of the part played by Dr. Bob Smith.”
“Very well written… I love pieces like this… Thank you bob k.”
“Excellent history of the “other” founder of AA. This article is a very interesting history of Dr. Bob’s early life and the times in which he lived… It is instructive and helpful to read AA history… Thanks so much for this article.”
“Excellent piece bob. Very interesting. Thank you for putting the work in!”
“What a fantastic read… It’s so interesting to read about our founders and Dr. Bob’s story is one many of us can relate to. Thank you for all your insight bob k.”
Okay, let’s stop there. I’m sure you get the picture. This has been the standard response to bob’s articles on the website and, as well, his both editions of wonderful book, Key Players in AA History.
Organized in six sections and now 40 chapters, the book is a treasure.
Every chapter is well researched, much of it is fascinating, and all of it is written in an enjoyable and easily readable style.
The ratings of the first edition were 4.7 out of 5 with 83% of the readers giving the book a 5 out of 5 rating. That will certainly also be the ratings for the second edition.
The paperback version is available at Amazon. Here it is at Amazon USA. Of course, it’s also available as an eBook. Key Players in AA History is available in a number of formats at the BookBaby BookShop.