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Pritzker Military Museum & Library Podcasts

Summary: The Pritzker Military Library, located in Chicago, Illinois, has extensive collections in military history and military fiction, especially those works that illustrate the role of the citizen-soldier. The mission of the library is to build awareness of the importance of the military in our society by facilitating public debate and discussion on the impact of military issues. The Library has an extensive programming schedule. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. All programs are available as a live webcast and are also archived for later viewing at This master feed will provide all available PML programs including Medal of Honor with Ed Tracy, Front & Center with John Callaway, and Pritzker Military Library Presents series.

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 Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Maxwell Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:21

For more than 65 years, he has carried a message wherever he goes. In World War II, the messages were between the command post and the front lines. Since then, the message has been from a generation of veterans to all who have followed in their footsteps:...

 Thomas Ricks: The Gamble | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:21

The Gamble: General David Petraeus & the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006 - 2008

 Doug Stanton: Horse Soldiers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:07

Shortly after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the Special Forces were sent to Afghanistan. Moving in troops for a full-scale invasion might have taken up to six months; as the lead element in the war, the Special Forces' mission was to make it happen...

 Michael Pearlman: Truman and MacArthur | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:57

Michael Pearlman retired in 2006 as a professor of history at the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He is also the author of Warmaking and American Democracy: The Struggle Over Military Strategy, 1700 to the Present.

 Nick Del Calzo: Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:22:00

Del Calzo's striking black-and-white photographs accompany each profile in Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty, which is published by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Each portrait aches with experience and a story of heroism...

 David Kilcullen: The Accidental Guerrilla | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:07

Kilcullen has worked as an officer and military adviser on the ground in hotspots ranging from East Africa to the jungles of the Philippines. In 2007, he served as Senior Counterinsurgency Adviser to Gen. David Petraeus during the planning and implementation...

 Ron Werneth: Beyond Pearl Harbor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:38

Beyond Pearl Harbor is a personal view of the war from the Japanese side, from a pilot's feelings about the Zero itself (superb maneuverability, but poor protection for the pilot) and training methods of the Imperial Japanese Navy (a solid whack to the back...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: LeMay | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:17

General Curtis LeMay was a monster, a belligerent and remorseless murderer. He was a patriot of the first order, a forward-thinking visionary who created the U.S. Air Force as we know it.

 PW Singer: Wired for War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:48

In Wired for War, P.W. Singer explores how robotic systems have already changed military operations. He visits pilots who fly missions in Iraq from cubicles in the United States, using unmanned drones, and then drive home for dinner. And he talks to the makers...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Donald Ballard Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:03

When the first grenade landed near them, "Doc" Ballard was able to grab it and throw it away. But when the second came, he knew he didn't have enough time, and he knew his patients would be killed by the blast. So he threw himself on the grenade, and waited...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Mexico | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:16

In the midst of widespread police corruption, can the Mexican government enforce the rule of law? What approach is the White House taking to address this growing threat to our national security? And what role do U.S. weapons - and demand for illegal drugs...

 Anthony Weller: Weller's War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:23

George Weller began reporting on Greece and the Balkans for the New York Times in the 1930s, and then made his name covering World War II for the Chicago Daily News. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943 for his story of an emergency appendectomy on a submarine...

 Russell Bonds: Stealing the General | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:50:00

The first Medal of Honor was awarded to Private Jacob Parrott for a daring Civil War raid known as the Great Locomotive Chase. Led by Union agent James J. Andrews, the team slipped behind enemy lines and stole a locomotive named the "General".

 Medal of Honor Recipient Richard Pittman Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:29:00

As a high school student, Pittman was inspired by President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address, and decided that his call to service lay in the military. There was one significant obstacle, though: Pittman was legally blind in one eye.

 Allan R. Millett: The Koreas in the Inter-War Years, 1945-1950 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:26

For renowned military historian Allan R. Millett, the approaching 60th anniversary of the Korean War provides an opportunity to reflect on the inter-war years in the Koreas (1945-1950).


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