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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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 Medal of Honor Recipient John F. Baker, Jr. Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:34

John Baker had been a gymnast in high school before he joined the Army. One day, near Tay Ninh Province in South Vietnam, he put the first lesson of gymnastics to pretty good use: if you fall down, get right back up and keep going.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: An Update on the Guard and Reserve | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:24

Join John Callaway and his panel of experts for an update on the Reserves of each branch of service and Guard, including an in-depth look at the U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, on Front & Center.

 Kimberly Dozier: Breathing The Fire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:35

In 2006, a car bomb hit Dozier's news team on a street in Baghdad. Her cameraman and sound man were killed, as were their Army escort and Iraqi translator. The next time Dozier opened her eyes, she was in a hospital in Germany, and couldn't speak.

 Linda Robinson: Tell Me How This Ends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:12

Linda Robinson is the bestselling author of Masters of Chaos and author in residence at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies' Strategic Studies Program.

 Rufus Phillips: Why Vietnam Matters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:17

Reflecting now, Phillips regrets that "we failed to communicate with or understand the Vietnamese on a human level." Vietnam was lost, in Phillips' mind, for failure to give the Vietnamese people a political cause worth fighting for - and, in a review of today's...

 Carlo D'Este: Warlord | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:56

Carlo D'Este is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and co-founder of the William E. Colby Military Writers' Symposium, based at Norwich University. He is the author of Patton: A Genius for War and Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life 1890-1945, among other...

 Jonathan Brent: Inside the Stalin Archives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:43

Inside the Stalin Archives reveals a modern Russia in which those citizens were, in a way, right. Today, more than 55 years after his death, Stalin remains an inescapable presence in Russia - not only in the slogans of extremist political groups, but also...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Congratulations, You Won | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:23

John Callaway and his panel of experts for a look ahead at the new administration on Front & Center.

 Joyce Hoffmann: On Their Own | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:07

For female reporters who wanted to cover the long, brutal war in Vietnam, the challenge began before they even left home, when - in the words of one former Saigon bureau chief - they had to "fight like hell to get the assignment."

 Steve Coll: The Bin Ladens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:58

Steve Coll is President & CEO of New America Foundation, and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. Previously he spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent and senior editor at The Washington Post, serving as the paper's managing editor from 1998 to 2004.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Jack H. Jacobs Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:02

Fresh out of college and facing a stack of bills, Jack Jacobs requested assignment with an airborne division, with an eye towards the extra pay he would earn for hazardous duty. When the Army assigned him to be an adviser instead, Jacobs developed an incredible...

 Lewis Sorley: Honor Bright | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:52

Sorley chronicles the superintendents of West Point, the evolving curriculum of the academy and debate over what should be taught to a prospective officer, and the expectations held for cadets - not only by the faculty and alumni, but also by cadets themselves,...

 Allan R. Millett: 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award Recipient | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:51:00

Allan R. Millett is the recipient of the 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Tuskegee Airmen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:51

They were America's first black military pilots, fighting Nazis in Europe and Jim Crow at home. On this special presentation of Front & Center, John Callaway sits down with Robert Martin, Dr. Quentin P. Smith, and Shelby Westbrook, three of the legendary Tuskegee...

 Andrei Cherny: The Candy Bombers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:06

The Candy Bombers draws heavily from the personal papers and experiences of Hal Halvorsen, a lovesick young pilot in the airlift. After an encounter with a group of German children, Halvorsen began wrapping his weekly rations of candy in small parachutes and...


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