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Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

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?
Season 10 Episode 6 Length 53:16 Premiere: 10/01/12

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Season 10 Episodes

Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner

S10 E9 Length 53:41 Premiere Date 01/08/13

Mysteries from the Wild West

S10 E8 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 04/01/13

Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio

S10 E7 Length 52:31 Premiere Date 10/08/12

Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

S10 E6 Length 53:16 Premiere Date 10/01/12

Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy Toys

S10 E5 Length 53:11 Premiere Date 08/06/12

Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace Chief

S10 E4 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 07/30/12

Book of Rogues, Empire State Crash & a Forbidden Pinup

S10 E3 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 07/23/12

Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom Line

S10 E2 Length 53:08 Premiere Date 07/23/12

Dylan Goes Electric, Beatles Autograph & Frank Zappa Collage

S10 E1 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 07/16/12

Preview: Vietnamese soldier’s diary, bootlegger’s notebook

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10/01/12

Bootlegger’s Notebook

Clip Length 13:24 Premiere Date 10/01/12

A Vietnam Diary’s Homecoming

Clip Length 25:09 Premiere Date 10/01/12

Behind the Scenes - Flintlock Rifle

Clip Length 02:49 Premiere Date 04/27/03

Provenance

Clip Length 02:13 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Trash or Treasure

Clip Length 01:55 Premiere Date 05/31/03

House Dating

Clip Length 02:06 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Real or Fake

Clip Length 02:19 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Preservation

Clip Length 01:39 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Causes of the Civil War

Clip Length 01:37 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Thin Section Analysis

Clip Length 01:30 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Genealogy

Clip Length 01:36 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Underground Railroad

Clip Length 01:26 Premiere Date 05/31/03

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