I own 12 books on the subject.
So what? Does that all of a sudden make you an expert? And just ignore people who are knowledgeable in this subject, who have been researching the Titanic much longer than you and who disagree with you, even when they present you with facts to counter your claims?
No, I hardly think so.
All the books state that the Duff Gordons asked to leave, all the books state that duff Gordon offered to replace the kits and that people though of it as a bribe and ALL the books spacificlly state that a picture was taken, the day AFTER Sir Cosmo paid up and that it was a seperate situation. Many of these authors actually spoke with members of the THS and got this information.
Well, your information is wrong for the reasons posted above. You posted in a public forum, so you should expect rebuttal, disagreement and constructive criticism. Those are the consequences.
Perhaps you need to read things closer before trying to correct me.
Michael McGuffin doesn't need to do any such thing. It is YOU who needs to take a closer look at things. As he recommended, read the inquires from both the U.S. Senate and British Board of Trade, found here:TIP | United States Senate Inquiry
Just because someone wrote it in a book and states that they are an authority, does not make it so. Don't believe everything you read and double check, and re-check your facts before taking it as gospel.
Now deal with it and get over yourself.