Pritzker Military Museum & Library Podcasts show

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 www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org. 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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Podcasts:

 David Roll: The Hopkins Touch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:47:00

The Hopkins Touch (Oxford University Press), examines the life of Harry Hopkins, an Iowa-born social worker who had been an integral part of the New Deal's implementation and how he became an integral participant in America's relationships with Churchill and...

 Dr. Lee H. Strohl, Captain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:46:16

A graduate of Yale Medical School, Dr. Lee H. Strohl was drafted into the army during the Vietnam war, where he served as a Battalion Surgeon near the DMZ.

 John Borling: Taps on the Walls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

John Borling: Taps on the Walls

 John Borling: Taps on the Walls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:22:00

During his six and a half years of incarceration, John Borling, Major General, USAF, Ret., (then Captain Borling) mentally composed poetry and communicated it to fellow prisoners via a special, but forbidden, tap code.

 John Borling: Taps on the Walls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

During his six and a half years of incarceration, John Borling, Major General, USAF, Ret., (then Captain Borling) mentally composed poetry and communicated it to fellow prisoners via a special, but forbidden, tap code.

 John R. Mateyko, Lt. Colonel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

John Mateyko enlisted in the Army in 1963, eventually training as a helicoptor pilot, before being sent to Vietnam as a part of the 1st Armored Division, 118th Helicopter Company.

 Lois Leveen: The Secrets of Mary Bowser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

The Secrets of Mary Bowser (HarperCollins/William Morrow), offers insights into the amazing, long-forgotten role one African American woman played in the war that ended slavery.

 Samuel Gevirtz, Private First Class | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:34:00

Samuel Gevirtz, who grew up on the West Coast during the Depression, enlisted at the age of 18, ending up on the USS Bunker Hill, where he witnessed intense fighting and the horrors of war during the invasion of Okinawa.

 Amy S. Greenberg: A Wicked War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:17:00

Often forgotten and overlooked, the U.S.-Mexican War featured false starts, atrocities, and daring back-channel negotiations as it divided the nation, paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, and launched the career of Abraham Lincoln. Amy S. Greenberg’s...

 Eugene Narsete, Captain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:51:00

Dr. Eugene Narsete enlisted in the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor and went to basic training at Fort Custer. He was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska as a flight surgeon during WWII.

 John Swiderski, Specialist 5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:21

John Swiderski was drafted into the Army after completing an accounting degree at Loyola University; he served in Long Binh, Vietnam, as a part of the Vietnam

 Dan Hampton: Viper Pilot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:14:00

Lt. Col. Dan Hampton, one of the most decorated F-16 fighter pilots shares his exhilarating story in VIPER PILOT: A Memoir of Air Combat.

 Glenn E. Kersten, Petty Officer 1st Class | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:37:16

Glenn E. Kersten enlisted into the U.S. Navy, serving on various Submarines in the late 70s.

 Bruce Gamble: Swashbucklers and Black Sheep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:26:00

Swashbucklers and Black Sheep is the first illustrated history of WWII's Black Sheep squadron, from their formation and first two combat tours as the Swashbucklers to the arrival of their legendary second commander Greg "Pappy" Boyington, after which they...

 Mike Dowling: Sergeant Rex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:16:00

Sergeant Mike Dowling and his military working dog Rex were one of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam. 

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