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 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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 Russell S. Bonds: War Like the Thunderbolt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:55

War Like the Thunderbolt profiles the relentless Sherman and his Confederate opposites, Joseph E. Johnston and John Bell Hood, analyzing the critical battles and maneuvers of the campaign.

 David Finkel: The Good Soldiers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:44:00

The Good Soldiers is the story of an infantry battalion nicknamed the 2-16 Rangers, which was sent to Baghdad in early 2007 as part of the new strategy known as “the surge”.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Patterson Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:02

In October 1969, a few months after his 21st birthday, Robert Patterson was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Robert Patterson Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:56

In October 1969, a few months after his 21st birthday, Robert Patterson was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 Hugh Ambrose: The Pacific | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:01

Drawn from the men’s military records, letters, journals, and photographs, Ambrose’s book enhances and expands on the story told in the HBO miniseries – one that evokes what made the war against Japan distinct from World War II in Europe, and honors...

 Holger H. Herwig: The Marne, 1914 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:02

Holger H. Herwig holds a dual position at the University of Calgary as professor of history and as Canada Research Chair in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He has published more than a dozen books.

 John W. Hall: Uncommon Defense | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:49

In 1832, the Sauk leader Black Hawk led a thousand followers into Illinois to reclaim their ancestral lands. Federal troops arrived to force their withdrawal.

 John F. Ross: War on the Run | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:37

John F. Ross is executive editor of American Heritage magazine and a former member of the Board of Editors at Smithsonian magazine. War on the Run chronicles Robert Rogers’ wild life and times, encompassing both courage under fire and an indictment for counterfeiting.

 William Foley: Visions from a Foxhole | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:45

William A. Foley, Jr. served in Gen. George S. Patton’s “Ghost Corps”, joining the 94th Infantry Division as an eighteen year old in January 1945. The fall of the Third Reich was nearly within grasp, and Foley would see combat immediately.

 Sir Max Hastings: Winston's War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:33:56

Hastings focuses on Churchill from the outside in – through the eyes of those around him as well as those of the war-weary British people. It was an image more complicated than the one now remembered; Churchill’s inspiring rhetoric could not resolve the...

 Gerhard L. Weinberg: New Boundaries for the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:22

Dr. Weinberg is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an advisor to the National World War II Museum. He has held appointments at the U.S. Air Force Academy and Bonn University in Germany, and delivered lectures at the Naval War College,...

 Craig M. Mullaney: The Unforgiving Minute | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:53

Driven to excel by a demanding father, Mullaney graduated second in his class from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After completing the grueling courses of Ranger School, Mullaney continued to the University of Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, earning...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Harold Fritz Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:46

Born in Chicago, Harold Fritz had been studying to be a veterinarian when he received his draft notice in 1966. Three years later, he was a first lieutenant with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam.

 John Milton Cooper, Jr.: Woodrow Wilson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:58

Summing up decades of research on the 28th President, Cooper follows Woodrow Wilson from his youth in the antebellum South – where his family would be divided by the Civil War – through his years at the head of Princeton, where he developed the collegial...

 Gregory Freeman: Troubled Water | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:28

With more than 5,000 sailors living and working on board, aircraft carriers have been described as floating cities. Being an American city in 1972 meant being part of a major social upheaval, as tensions broiled over civil rights, discrimination, and the war...


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