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:

 Robert Kurson: Shadow Divers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:23

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 Robert Kurson visited the library to talk about his new book Shadow Divers (Random House 2004). Robert Kurson earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: What Really Happened at No Gun Ri? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:33:38

In July of 1950, during the first month of the Korean War, near the village of No Gun Ri, U. S. soldiers reportedly opened fire on a group of civilians gathered under a railroad bridge allegedly killing anywhere between 50 and 350 civilians.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Iraq in Transition: What Next? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:51

With the United States transferring power to an interim government, what will be the ongoing role of the United States in Iraq?

 Medal of Honor Recipient Drew Dix Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:49

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004 Ed Tracy spoke with Drew Dix, the first enlisted man in Special Forces to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. He received a direct commission to first lieutenant and retired with the rank of major after serving twenty years in...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Drew Dix Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:48

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004 Ed Tracy spoke with Drew Dix, the first enlisted man in Special Forces to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. He received a direct commission to first lieutenant and retired with the rank of major after serving twenty years in...

 Geoffrey Perret: Lincoln's War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:18:51

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004, Geoffrey Perret visited the library to talk about his latest book, Lincoln 's War: The Untold Story of America 's Greatest President as Commander in Chief

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The USA Patriot Act | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:33:46

Ever since President George W. Bush put his signature on the Patriot Act in October of 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, a national debate has raged on whether the act provides necessary tools to fight terrorism or deprives Americans of basic civil rights....

 Arnie Bernstein: The Hoofs and Guns of the Storm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:56

While America's Civil War was fought on Confederate battlefields, Chicago played a crucial role in the Union's struggle toward victory. Arnie Bernstein's new book The Hoofs and Guns of the Storm: Chicago's Civil War Connections (2003, Lake Claremont Press)...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The U-505 Submarine Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:36:30

Hear amazing accounts of bravery, ingenuity, fortitude and persistence told with compassion and even humor by the members who served during World War II aboard the USS Pillsbury, part of the USS Guadalcanal Task Group 22.3. Each received the Silver Star for...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Allen J. Lynch Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:41

Allen J. Lynch was awarded with the Medal of Honor by the United States Congress for daring, unselfish acts of bravery in Vietnam. In this program, he tells a captivating, "room silencing" tale of his Vietnam experience in a stirring and educational presentation.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Homeland Security: Is Chicago Prepared? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:45

What state and city agencies have developed strategies for dealing with the post 9/11 reality? How is our metropolitan area coordinating with the federal Department of Homeland Security and how are we dealing with the additional cost of such preparations.

 David Maraniss: They Marched into Sunlight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:28

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004 as David Maraniss visited the library to talk about his new book They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace Vietnam and America October 1967.

 Rick Atkinson: In the Company of Soldiers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:10

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004 Rick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, visited the library.

 Patrick K. O'Donnell: Operatives, Spies and Saboteurs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:37:00

Monday, March 8th, 2004 Patrick K. O'Donnell, author of Operatives, Spies and Saboteurs: The Unknown Story of the Men and Women of WWII's OSS spoke at the library.

 Medal of Honor Recipient John "Jack" Jacobs Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:34

Jack Jacobs received the Medal of Honor in 1969 for exceptional heroism on the battlefield in Vietnam.

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