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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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 Front & Center with John Callaway: Tuskegee Airmen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:51

They were America's first black military pilots, fighting Nazis in Europe and Jim Crow at home. On this special presentation of Front & Center, John Callaway sits down with Robert Martin, Dr. Quentin P. Smith, and Shelby Westbrook, three of the legendary Tuskegee...

 Andrei Cherny: The Candy Bombers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:06

The Candy Bombers draws heavily from the personal papers and experiences of Hal Halvorsen, a lovesick young pilot in the airlift. After an encounter with a group of German children, Halvorsen began wrapping his weekly rations of candy in small parachutes and...

 Joe Galloway and Hal Moore: We Are Soldiers Still | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:18

In We Are Soldiers Still, Galloway and Moore find occasion to reconcile with old enemies, examine the face of a land once scarred by war and now reclaimed by nature, and honor friends and young men lost in battle.

 Noah Andre Trudeau: Southern Storm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:36

Sherman's March to the Sea spanned one month, three hundred miles, and $100 million in destruction, a blow from which the Confederacy would never recover.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:03

Their missions range from the deserts of Iraq to the wetlands of the United States, involving construction support in war zones and protection for our water supply at home.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Elizabeth Samet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:56

Elizabeth D. Samet received her B.A. from Harvard and her Ph.D. in English literature from Yale. She is also the author of Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776-1898.

 Martha Raddatz: The Long Road Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:56

The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family recounts every moment of that day on both sides of the world. Eight soldiers would lose their lives, along with 57 wounded.

 R. Allan King: Twice Armed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:32

While serving as a senior civil-military adviser in Baghdad, U.S. Army Lt. Col. R. Alan King disarmed several potentially dangerous situations with a weapon few members of the Coalition Provisional Authority possessed: quotations from the Qur'ran.

 Lucinda Franks: My Father's Secret War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:55:00

Thomas Franks was a secret agent in the U.S. military intelligence service. In My Father's Secret War, Lucinda Franks explores the letters he wrote home, his fragmented service records, and the few stories he reluctantly told at the end of his life.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The Politics of Defense | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:22

Join us for a look at the Politics of Defense and National Security on Front & Center with John Callaway.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas G. Kelley Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:47

It was the worst possible time to break down. On June 15, 1969, Lt. Thomas G. Kelley was leading a column of eight Navy river assault craft along the rivers and canals of the Mekong Delta. But only moments after one of the carriers broke down, unable to...

 Marcus Luttrell: Lone Survivor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:02:00

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 frames the outcome of that day with the story of Luttrell's experience as a SEAL.

 Alex Kershaw: Escape from the Deep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:47

In his book Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew, Alex Kershaw tells an incredible story of the U.S. Navy and the Silent Service during World War II.

 Todd DePastino: Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:22:00

Todd DePastino's Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front is the first full-length biography of one of the most important voices in American war reporting. Mauldin's cartoons appeared in European editions of Stars and Stripes from 1943-45, and were syndicated back home.

 Sir Max Hastings: Retribution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:28

The alliance between Nazi Germany and Japan was marked by few shared efforts. When Hitler gave a pair of new U-Boats to Japan, German manufacturers protested over potential patent violations; in 1944-45, as German armies struggled to defend their own soil,...


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