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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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 Amanda Foreman: A World on Fire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:01:00

Amanda Foreman is the author of the international bestseller Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (1999) which has been translated into thirteen languages and won the Whitbread Prize for Biography.

 Marvin Kalb and Deborah Kalb: Haunting Legacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:19

Marvin Kalb is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice (Emeritus) at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Deborah Kalb, a freelance writer and editor, worked as a journalist in Washington for two decades.

 Karl Marlantes: What It Is Like to Go to War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:17

Karl Marlantes received the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals for his service with the Marine Corps in Vietnam.

 Stetson M. Siler, Colonel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:33:09

Colonel Stetson M. Siler served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force from July 8, 1976 to July 31, 2006.

 Craig L. Symonds: The Battle of Midway | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:52

At 10:00 a.m. on June 4, 1942, the Axis powers were winning the Second World War. One hour later, they were not. Symonds argues that the Battle of Midway was the war's tipping point.

 James C. Lanz, Quartermaster 2/C | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:32:16

World War II veteran James Lanz served in the U.S. Navy departing from Pearl Harbor 2 years after that infamous attack to serve in the Pacific Theater of Operations on an LST-34.

 Eric Greitens: The Heart and the Fist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:43

Eric Greitens felt a call to service in his heart; years later, he felt a call to service with his fist, and came to realize those calls were one and the same.

 Scott McGaugh: Battlefield Angels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:18

In every one of America's wars, there have been men and women who knew how Wheeler Lipes felt that day in 1942, and Battlefield Angels is dedicated to their stories.

 David Stevenson: With Our Backs to the Wall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:26

In With Our Backs to the Wall, David Stevenson examines the military, naval, political, and economic threads that form the full complexity of World War I, as well as the impact of concurrent events such as the Russian Revolution.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Walter D. Ehlers Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:28:00

Walter Ehlers led his unit through the beach at Normandy and eight miles inland, where they destroyed several machine-gun nests and severely weakened the German defenses.

 Cyndee Schaffer: Mollie's War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:18:00

Mollie’s War, a story weaved around the collection of letters that Mollie Weinstein Schaffer wrote home to her family during WWII from her assignments in Europe along with historical commentary concurrent with the letters.

 David Goldfield: America Aflame | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:05

To David Goldfield, the course of the Civil War was set long before the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter; it was decades earlier, with the Second Great Awakening, when evangelical religion became entangled with political debate.

 John Woodbridge and Maurice Possley: Hitler in the Crosshairs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:02

A young American soldier named Ira “Teen” Palm led his small group of men up two flights of stairs to find out whether Hitler was home. 16 Prinzregenten Platz was one of many apartments in that middle-class part of Munich, but it had one considerable distinction:...

 Rye Barcott: It Happened on the Way to War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:18

In 2000, Barcott spent part of the summer living in ten-by-ten-foot shacks in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. He was a twenty-year-old college student heading into the Marines, and he sought to better understand ethnic violence.

 Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, USA and Mrs. Ann Campbell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:44:00

In this interview, General Campbell discussed his experience with Joint Task Force 101 and key issues surrounding Operation Enduring Freedom. The General was joined by his wife, Ann, and together they discussed the effects that deployment has on families and...


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