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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 Medal of Honor Recipient George E. Day Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:38:22

George E. "Bud" Day is the nation's most highly decorated soldier since General Douglas MacArthur. In a military career spanning 34 years and three wars, Day received nearly 70 decorations and awards of which more than 50 are for combat.

 Mark Bowden: Guests of the Ayatollah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:53

On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took fifty-two citizens hostage, and kept them hostage for 444 days.

 Colin Beavan: Operation Jedburgh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:14

On D-Day, three hundred young American and Allied soldiers were dropped behind enemy lines to launch a secret sabotage mission code-named Jedburgh.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The Military Impact on the Frontlines of Medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:12

Throughout history, the medical profession has literally been in the trenches on the battlefield. This necessary relationship between the military and the medics has saved untold numbers of wounded soldiers.

 Clark Kent Ervin: Open Target | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:24:00

Executive Director Ed Tracy will discuss Ervin's recently released book, Open Target: Where America is Vulnerable to Attack and his first-hand experiences as former Department of Homeland Security Inspector General.

 Neil Hanson: Unknown Soldiers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:04:00

Approximately three million soldiers killed in World War I were never identified. In tribute, each participating nation, beginning with Britain, laid one body to rest in a Tomb for the Unknown Soldier.

 Michael Sallah & Mitch Weiss: Tiger Force | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:14

Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War stemmed from a series published in the Toledo Blade entitled "Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths".

 Alexander Rose: Washington's Spies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:15:00

Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War.

 Scott Turow: Ordinary Heroes: A Novel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:21:26

Scott Turow is the author of six best selling novels about the law.

 Derek Leebaert: To Dare and To Conquer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:49

In this monumental critical analysis of the 3,000-year history of special operations, Leebaert proves that "[a]n opponent's strength does not consist of numbers only or plain superiority of weapons."

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The Battle for Peace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:25

Join John Callaway for a discussion featuring General Anthony Zinni, Benjamin Page and Charles Glaser on Zinni's new book, The Battle For Peace.

 Douglas S. Russell: Winston Churchill, Soldier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:05:00

Douglas S. Russell was born in Chicago and educated at Grinnell College and the University of Iowa College Of Law.

 Steve Huntley: Knocking Down Barriers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:07:00

In Knocking Down Barriers: My Fight for Black America Truman K. Gibson Jr. chronicles a life spent at the center of the struggle for racial justice.

 COL Thomas X. Hammes, USMC: The Sling and the Stone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:38

Ongoing events in Iraq show how difficult it is for the world's only remaining superpower to impose its will upon other peoples. From Vietnam, French and US, to Afghanistan, Russian and US, to Israel and the Palestinians, to Somalia and Kosovo, recent history...

 Kristin Henderson: While They're at War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:14:00

Kristin Henderson is a journalist married to a military chaplain who has served in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq.


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