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History Detectives

Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

Season 10 Episode 6

In this episode, can History Detectives return the diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier to that veteran’s family? Then, a notebook full of recipes for large volumes of liquor makes an Indiana man wonder if his rich uncle was a Prohibition-era bootlegger. And what can an old ledger tell us about how Hollywood treated Native American actors?

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Season 10 Episode 9
Mysteries from the Wild West
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Mysteries from the Wild West

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Season 10 Episode 8
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Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps Tukufu track down the true story behind a WWI poster.
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