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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 War on Terror | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:26

John Callaway and his guests as they analyze the status of the War on Terror on "Front & Center."

 Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:21

Five foot six was too short for the Marines in the fall of 1942, and barely tall enough a few months later; on the island of Iwo Jima, with the American forces taking heavy casualties and unable to advance beyond the beach, five foot six was a towering height.

 Forrest Bryant Johnson: Phantom Warrior | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:24

Forrest Bryant Johnson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Louisville with degrees in chemistry and psychology before serving for nine years in the U.S. Army.

 James Campbell: The Ghost Mountain Boys | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:44

Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea: The Forgotten War of the South Pacific tells the long-overlooked story of the Buna Trail campaign, which sent an Army National Guard division from Wisconsin and Michigan to New...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Walter D. Ehlers Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:09

Leadership came naturally to the young Kansas native, newly promoted to Staff Sergeant on the eve of the landing at Normandy. He had, after all, a perfect model: his older brother Roland, who would be landing with the second wave, right behind him.

 Ralph Peters: Wars of Blood & Faith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:39

Wars of Blood and Faith collects seventy-eight columns written by Peters for the New York Post, Washington Monthly and other publications.

 Julie M. Fenster: The Case of Abraham Lincoln | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:12

Julie M. Fenster's The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder and the Making of a Great President finds the 16th President in his formative years, as a lawyer building a practice from difficult cases like debt collection and the dregs of the...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Patrick H. Brady Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:42

For all of the money and development hours that go into best-selling video games, the virtual world still hasn't caught up with what Patrick Brady did with a real-life medevac helicopter in Chu Lai, Vietnam - amazing feats that earned him the nation's highest...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Iran | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:39

The September 2007 visit of Iran's president, Dr. Ahmadinejad, to the United States has brought U.S. relations with Iran into sharp focus. Iran''s relationship with Iraq and role in the Middle East is complex.

 Joseph Persico: Fall Member Guest Luncheon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:18:00

Joseph Persico entered the U.S. Navy in 1952, serving as Lt. j.g. aboard a minesweeper and also with NATO Headquarters in Naples, Italy. He later became a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Information Agency in Argentina, Brazil, and Washington.

 Hampton Sides: Blood & Thunder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:56

In his extraordinary new book, Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, Hampton Sides brings the conquest of the West to vivid life. At the center of the narrative stands the legendary Kit Carson.

 Chandra Manning: Civil War Saturday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:03

In What This Cruel War Was Over, Chandra Manning reveals the voices of the soldiers of the Union and the Confederacy. Her exhaustive research, using countless diaries, letters, and regimental newsletters, follows in the footsteps of James McPherson.

 Rick Atkinson: The Day of Battle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:54

The Day of Battle is not a book of strategy and tactics - it is a book of the real people whose lives were swallowed up in the conflict, and the heart-wrenching losses that came hand-in-hand with every triumph.

 James McPherson 2007 Literature Award Luncheon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:01:00

James M. McPherson was born in North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota, where he attended Gustavus Adolphus College and graduated magna cum laude in 1958. He did his graduate study in history at the Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D. with...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Ed Tracy Interviews John Callaway | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:48

In this special edition of Front and Center, the Library's Executive Producer, Ed Tracy will interview John Callaway on his extraordinary 50 years in television.


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