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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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 William Hitchcock: The Bitter Road to Freedom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:49

Most histories of World War II focus on the famous generals and major campaigns, the soldiers and heroic sacrifices - the combat narrative of the war, particularly as it involved Americans. But The Bitter Road to Freedom is a chronicle of the civilian experience.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The Global Economic Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:40

As recent history has shown, economic turmoil can have unexpected consequences. While democracy in the United States narrowly emerged unscathed from the Great Depression, a similar crisis in Germany allowed the National Socialists to rise from a minority party...

 Medal of Honor Recipient James Taylor Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:41:00

First Lt. James A. Taylor was serving in South Vietnam as Executive Officer of B Troop, First Cavalry, Americal Division on November 8, 1967 when he was notified that his commander had been wounded in action.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Ingram Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:24

"Operation Indiana," a blocking mission in the Quang Ngai Province of Vietnam, took place on March 28, 1966. When C Company, First Battalion, 7th Marines - known as "Suicide Charley" - arrived, they had only 112 men.

 David Bellavia: House to House | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:18

The central narrative of House to House is the Second Battle of Fallujah, a joint U.S.-Iraqi offensive in November 2004. Although infantry and officers alike had discussed the upcoming offensive in terms of Normandy and other famous battles of American military...

 Andrew Meier: The Lost Spy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:56

Nearly everyone knows what life on Her Majesty's Secret Service is like: martinis, danger, and the best gadgets England has to offer, with a Bond girl waiting at the end of the adventure. Aspiring members of Stalin's Secret Service would discover a few key...

 James L. Nelson: George Washington's Secret Navy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:09:00

James Nelson is the author of fifteen works of fiction and non-fiction, including Benedict Arnold's Navy and Thieves of Mercy: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea.

 Robert Patton: Patriot Pirates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:49

The British Royal Navy ruled the sea with a fleet of warships that could outrun and outgun any other nation with ease. At the outset of the American Revolution, General George Washington and the Continental Congress knew their small navy didn't stand a chance...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Pakistan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:54

In recent years, Pakistan has assumed a major role in the international scene. But as a relatively new country - albeit one with ancient traditions - how is Pakistan dealing with the overwhelming political, military, and economic challenges it faces, all while...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Paul W. Bucha Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:18

He went to Fort Campbell, Kentucky with orders to select and train a company of soldiers for service in Vietnam. Like most young company commanders, the 23 year old Paul Bucha was meticulous in his selections; however, for Bucha's company of "clerks and jerks",...

 Tom Clavin: The Last Stand of Fox Company | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:38

The Last Stand of Fox Company is the story of a small group of Marines charged with buying time for the rest of the First Division to withdraw. To do so, Fox Company would have to defend a narrow mountain pass overlooking the frigid Chosin Reservoir against...

 Brenda Wineapple: White Heat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:09:00

Brenda Wineapple is the author and editor of five books, including the award-winning Hawthorne: A Life and Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The American Scholar, The New York Times Book Review, Parnassus,...

 Maxwell Taylor Kennedy: Danger's Hour | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:33

Danger's Hour: The Story of the USS Bunker Hill & The Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her

 Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr. U.S. Army (Ret.) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:08

In 1943, at seventeen years of age, Becton enlisted to fight in World War II. Though his youth in the suburbs of Philadelphia had been rife with the effects of Jim Crow, he found an opportunity to prove what he could do. After the end of the war, however,...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The First 100 Days | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:30

The First 100 Days: What Challenges Face the New Commander-in-Chief? President Barack Obama has laid out a bold domestic agenda to address the economy and other challenges at home, but what kind of impact is he looking to make overseas? Join John Callaway...


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