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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: The Two Koreas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:09

What is our strategic position in the region? What is in store for the two Koreas, their neighbors and the world? Join us for an exploration of the two Koreas on Front & Center with John Callaway.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Bruce P. Crandall Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:00

He is the most recent living recipient of America's highest award for military valor. In a ceremony at the White House in 2007, more than 41 years after his incredible exploits as a pilot in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, a legend in Army aviation received...

 Burke O'Gorman: End of Watch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:18:00

Researched and written by Edward M. Burke and Thomas J. O'Gorman, End of Watch: Chicago Police Killed in the Line of Duty 1853-2006 stretches from Constable Quinn to Patrolman Eric Solorio, who died of injuries sustained in a patrol car accident in January...

 Bruce Chadwick: 1858 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:14

In 1858, fate had yet to pay its call on them. Abraham Lincoln was giving galvanizing speeches across Illinois...and losing an election. Jefferson Davis was suffering the health consequences of an old hotel tryst in Cuba. William Tecumseh Sherman, the general...

 Howard Reich: Prisoner of Her Past | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:06

Sonia Reich believes that she is being hunted. Her food is rancid and hair ridden with lice; her doctors are trying to poison her, and someone has painted a yellow Star of David on her lawn to mark her for the executioners.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Israel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:33

Join John Callaway for an exploration of "Israel: A Strategic Review".

 Medal of Honor Recipient James E. Livingston Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:25

In one ferocious battle after another, without a moment's rest between the defense of a key bridge and an assault on an enemy-held village, Echo Company had lost almost two-thirds of its Marines. But when another company of Marines radioed in desperate need...

 James McPherson: Tried By War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:21

James McPherson is the recipient of the 2007 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. He is the author of fifteen books and the editor of another dozen.

 Civil War Saturday: Marc Leepson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:34:00

Marc Leepson is a journalist, historian and the author of six books.

 Civil War Saturday: Steve Mayeux | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:07:00

Steve Mayeux is the quintessential "Louisiana Man." Born in the Cottonport Clinic on Bayou Rouge in 1950, he has paddled across the Mississippi River in a pirogue, run a trap line, managed a cotton gin, kept bees, farmed the family land, wrestled a few alligators,...

 James Megellas: All the Way to Berlin Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:17

At 90 years old, Megellas recently returned from spending Christmas in Afghanistan with his old outfit, the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, along the Pakistani border. He continues to travel and lecture around the world.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: High Schools, Military Academies & JROTC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:26

What does it cost, who really benefits, and what is the future of High Schools, Military Academies and JROTC?

 Medal of Honor Recipient Brian M. Thacker Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:47

One soldier had to stay behind. The small observation team at Fire Base 6 was under heavy fire and vastly outnumbered, and two helicopters were shot down trying to rescue them. As the enemy gathered for a final assault, the young officer sent his men ahead,...

 Steve Coonts: A Conversation with Stephen Coonts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:54

Coonts is the author of 14 New York Times bestsellers and editor of several anthologies of classic aerial fiction. He and his wife, Deborah, reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 Heidi Squier Kraft: Rule Number Two | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:54

Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital is a first-hand account of seven months with a Marine Corps surgical company, immersed in Iraq, earth-shaking artillery rounds, and the all-encompassing desert.


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