It's very clear that Russell definitely did not want Rutherford to do what he did, and it's hard to imagine that it was somehow God's will for him to decide that he alone should run the show, especially if there was supposed to be a 'faithful slave class' like they claim, and not just one person.
Yes, there is a certain irony in that situation, namely that the four directors were thrown out for wanting to stick to the "governing body" arrangement envisioned by Russell and now in use (albeit in a perverted way) decades later.
their anecdotes are all over the place, so you have to look at a number of different pages all over the book to piece together a full story about certain events
Yes, I know what you mean. Come to think of it, it did frustrate me that the material wasn't in chronological order - as you would expect it to be in a history book. Perhaps this was an intentional means of confusing people
Here ya go Cedars! http://www.cftf.com/booklets/proclaimers/