THE FORENSIC HISTORIAN
Using Science to Reexamine the Past
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Were the sensational "Hitler Diaries" launched by a West German publisher in 1983 real?
Historian Hugh Trevor-Roper thought so, and publicly authenticated them. However, MI6 chemist Julius Grant examined the diaries with a fluorescent light and found out in a few hours that they were fake. Other nuclear, chemical, and DNA analyses in this fascinating volume provide evidence in 19 other controversies, from CT scans of Tutankhamun, to carbon-14 dating the Shroud of Turin, to identifying the Romanov bones and the body of Osama bin Laden.
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