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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 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...

 Joan Waugh: U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:38

At the time of his death, in 1885, Ulysses S. Grant held a dramatically different place in the nation’s memory of the Civil War than he does today.

 Jeff Shaara: No Less Than Victory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:39

Jeff Shaara is the author of several best-selling works of military historical fiction, including Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure, which completed the Civil War trilogy that began with his father’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels. He...

 James Bradley: The Imperial Cruise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:07

President Theodore Roosevelt had a knack for handling the press corps, but sending his daughter Alice on a 1905 diplomatic mission to Asia might have been his masterstroke – she was a media darling and a household name, a fashion plate and an endless font...

 Mark Moyar: A Question of Command | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:29

Using case studies from the Philippines, Vietnam, and other conflicts over the last 150 years, Moyar argues instead that counterinsurgencies succeed or fail based on the leaders involved: their ability to inspire subordinates, adapt to complex situations,...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Michael Thornton Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:43

Lt. Thomas Norris had a dangerous mission to complete, and he had his pick of men to join him. He chose a 23 year old Navy SEAL named Michael Thornton. Norris would later say that was the smartest decision he ever made.

 Robert Schultz: We Were Pirates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:48

We Were Pirates is adapted from the colorful diaries and recollections of Robert Hunt, an enlisted man who served aboard the USS Tambor during World War II.

 Archie Brown: The Rise and Fall of Communism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:51:00

Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, where he taught for thirty-four years.

 James Carl Nelson: The Remains of Company D | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:03

James Carl Nelson has worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald. He is a member of the Great War Society and the Military Writers Society of America. He lives with his wife and two sons in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

 Tanya Biank: Army Wives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:49

Tanya Biank is a Fulbright scholar, journalist, and syndicated columnist. She is a contributing writer to several military-related publications. She lives at Fort Stewart, Georgia with her young son Jack. Her husband, Lt. Col. Michael Marti.

 Jeremiah Workman: Shadow of the Sword | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:12

Shadow of the Sword is the story of Workman’s combat experience, both as it happened in 2004 and how it lives within him today in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 Richard Bessel: Germany 1945: From War to Peace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:58

Germany 1945 is a collection of scenes from a year of cataclysm, one which saw the total collapse of the Third Reich; in Bessel’s estimation, no country had ever been more thoroughly defeated in modern world history.

 Darrell Griffin, Sr.: The Last Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:08:00

Last Journey: A Father Son in Wartime

 Michael & Elizabeth M. Norman: Tears in the Darkness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:14

Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March & Its Aftermath


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