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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 of Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:04

Joining John Callaway were panelist and legal experts Gary Isaac, Dr. Alberto R. Coll and Steven Presser to explore the intricacies of war and the law.

 Fred Chiaventone: Civil War Saturday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:25

Chiaventone, a retired cavalry officer and former Professor of International Security Affairs at the US Army's Command and General Staff College, is an expert on military history.

 James S. Robbins: Civil War Saturday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:22

Author James S. Robbins holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Mass.

 Steve Mumford: Baghdad Journal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:57

Mumford traveled as an embedded journalist with U.S. military units to locations in Iraq such as Basra, Baghdad, Tikrit, Samarra, Karbala, Kirkuk, Dohuk and Hilla in multiple visits since 2003.

 Gerald Crimmins: Fort Dearborn: A Novel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:11

Told from the perspective of two young boys and their fathers -one a sergeant with the United States First Infantry, the other a Potawatomi warrior - readers can learn of the early days of Chicago's history.

 Philip Bobbitt: The Shield of Achilles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:01:00

Join Professor Philip Bobbitt for a dynamic and exciting discussion of his visionary and prophetic book, The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Military Blogs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:38

Join John Callaway and his guests as they explore this fast-growing phenomenon.

 Michael Doubler: The National Guard & The War on Terror | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:11

Michael Doubler comes to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library to discuss The National Guard and the War on Terror, the first in a series of monographs that explores the National Guard's contributions in the first war of the 21st century.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Leo K. Thorsness Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:00

While on a "Wild Weasel" surface-to-air missile suppression mission over North Vietnam on April 19, 1967, then-Maj. Thorsness did the unthinkable.

 James Megellas: All the Way to Berlin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:30

This special interview features James "Maggie" Megellas on the first-hand accounts of his World War II combat experiences and leadership challenges, as outlined in his 2003 book, All the Way to Berlin.

 David Palmer: George Washington & Benedict Arnold | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:31

Join us for a discussion of two of the most readily recognized names of American military leaders from the Revolutionary War period with author Dave R. Palmer and his book, George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots.

 Ed Ruggero: The First Men In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:36

The First Men In is remarkable story of brave American paratroopers who leapt into the dark skies over Normandy in perhaps the most dangerous and demanding mission of the Liberation of France.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Anthony Weller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:04

Joining John Callaway will be Anthony Weller, author and son of respected reporter George Weller. Anthony will discuss his father's career as a reporter, combat correspondent and how his unique experiences and reports from post-war Japan were censored by military...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:23

On December 4, 1950, Lt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. was flying a ground support mission in his F4U Corsair as the wingman to Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the Navy's first African-American aviator. These two aviators - one white, the other black - came from vastly different...

 Robert F.X. Drury: Halsey's Typhoon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:54

Robert Drury has reported from Iraq, Darfur, Afghanistan, Liberia, Belfast, Haiti, and Sarajevo.Join author Bob Drury for his reflections on an amazing naval story of World War II when men and ship battled, not with other men, but with nature.


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