I just started reading this book based on the recommendations of members. It is the best book I have read on the Witnesses.
I do become confused about the strands of American Protestantism that nurtured the Witnesses.
When I was young, I felt that Russell miraculously came forward with the first correct interpretatin since apostolic times. 1789 was important in computing a bunch of dates. Talk about American exceptionalism. If you read about the Revolutionary War, it could have gone the other way. There were back channels that were negotiating with England to reconcile almost until the end of the war. What if the states had taken longer to ratify the const'n. Yet Russell had a mass following.
Weird. Well, I don't wan to spend the rest of my life reading about religion.