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.
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...
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...
In We Are Soldiers Still, Galloway and Moore find occasion to reconcile with old enemies, examine the face of a land once scarred by war and now reclaimed by nature, and honor friends and young men lost in battle.
Sherman's March to the Sea spanned one month, three hundred miles, and $100 million in destruction, a blow from which the Confederacy would never recover.
Their missions range from the deserts of Iraq to the wetlands of the United States, involving construction support in war zones and protection for our water supply at home.
Elizabeth D. Samet received her B.A. from Harvard and her Ph.D. in English literature from Yale. She is also the author of Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776-1898.
The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family recounts every moment of that day on both sides of the world. Eight soldiers would lose their lives, along with 57 wounded.
While serving as a senior civil-military adviser in Baghdad, U.S. Army Lt. Col. R. Alan King disarmed several potentially dangerous situations with a weapon few members of the Coalition Provisional Authority possessed: quotations from the Qur'ran.
Thomas Franks was a secret agent in the U.S. military intelligence service. In My Father's Secret War, Lucinda Franks explores the letters he wrote home, his fragmented service records, and the few stories he reluctantly told at the end of his life.
Join us for a look at the Politics of Defense and National Security on Front & Center with John Callaway.
It was the worst possible time to break down. On June 15, 1969, Lt. Thomas G. Kelley was leading a column of eight Navy river assault craft along the rivers and canals of the Mekong Delta. But only moments after one of the carriers broke down, unable to...
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 frames the outcome of that day with the story of Luttrell's experience as a SEAL.
In his book Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew, Alex Kershaw tells an incredible story of the U.S. Navy and the Silent Service during World War II.
Todd DePastino's Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front is the first full-length biography of one of the most important voices in American war reporting. Mauldin's cartoons appeared in European editions of Stars and Stripes from 1943-45, and were syndicated back home.
The alliance between Nazi Germany and Japan was marked by few shared efforts. When Hitler gave a pair of new U-Boats to Japan, German manufacturers protested over potential patent violations; in 1944-45, as German armies struggled to defend their own soil,...