A man from Pennsylvania thinks his great grandfather was a World War I spy. As evidence he has a notebook he believes details his great grandfather’s investigations.
Inside the book we see typed entries and handwritten notes, such as the word “pro-German” beside some names, and a section about “The Goldman Case,” which appears to outline a possible assassination plot concocted by anarchist Emma Goldman and her cohorts.
Who was John H. Brady and is this his spybook? History Detectives sorts through War Department records, speaks with an historian of the American homefront in WWI and finally heads to the Emma Goldman Papers in Berkeley, California to track down the secrets of this mysterious little black book.
Document: John Brady's Notebook
View some scanned pages from John Brady’s notebook.
Season 8, Episode 4
Gwen Wright Location:
New York and California
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