Full of first-person accounts and primary source material, this portrait of Bill W. recounts his journey from Vermont youth to Wall Street success story to hopeless drunk ? until a series of remarkable events allowed him to stop drinking and to co-found Alcoholics Anonymous. We follow Bill through his tireless work for the Fellowship: the publishing of the Big Book, the development of the Twelve Traditions, the formation of the General Service Conference. Closing chapters walk us through Bill’s final years of challenge and change. With 39 archival photographs. Hardcover.