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The Eye Opener 2nd Group Level Printing 1952 Old Dominion Alcoholics Anonymous
1951. The Eye Opener is a daily meditation book for members of Alcoholics Anonymous written by Robbie Robinson in 1951. This is the 2nd of 2 privately published group level printings, this one sponsored by the Old Dominion Group in Alexandria, VA. Robbie published this anonymously. Just like Twenty Four Hours a Day had been originally privately published at the group level by the Daytona Group, written by Richmond Walker. Today, Hazelden distributes both books. Robbie also wrote The God Angle, which was published in 1972. All of these books mentioned are hard to find. The Daytona 24 hours can go for as much as $1500. This book is in amazing condition. Little to no wear to cover or interior, and pages are unmarked aside from a note about a flight in the back. A very, very well preserved copy. A little about the dating of this book, taken from the AA Hostory Lovers Yahoo! group... benknutson86 Aug 6, 2014 Thanks to additional information provided by Richard H. and David M., I believe we can now, with great certainty, date the original publication of The Eye Opener to 1951. The case for it's being published in 1951 is strong for three reasons: 1) In The Eye Opener, the reading for July 24th states, in part: "Last year I attended the Southeastern Convention at Miami Beach [...]." Thanks to a dated copy that recently surfaced, we know the book was in print by September of 1955. Prior to 1955, the Southeastern Convention was held in Miami on only one occasion: 1950. So, 1950+"last year"=1951 2) The First Edition of The Eye Opener states on its full title page: "Sponsored By Alexa … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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