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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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 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.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The Economics of National Security | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:54

The cost of the war in Iraq, homeland security in the US, and deployment of American troops around the globe are both taxing the U.S. treasury and generating heated debate in Congress.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Paul W. Bucha Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:06

In March 1968, in the weeks following the Tet Offensive, Captain Bucha and his company found themselves surrounded and cutoff by the North Vietnamese.

 Kevin J. Weddle: Lincoln's Tragic Admiral | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:43:00

Once revered as one of the finest officers in the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont is now, when remembered at all, criticized for resisting technological advancement and for half-heartedly leading the disastrous all-ironclad Union naval attack...

 James Swanson: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:41:00

At the very center of this story is John Wilkes Booth, America's notorious villain. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat.

 Kerry Trask: Black Hawk: The Battle for the Heart of America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:18:00

Until 1822, when John Jacob Aster swallowed up the fur trade and the trading posts of the upper Mississippi were closed, the 6,000-strong Sauk Nation occupied one of North America's largest and most prosperous Indian settlements.

 W.E.B. Griffin: The Hostage: A Presidential Agent Novel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:34

U.S. Army Special Forces Major Charley Castillo works with the Department of Homeland Security, but more and more he is the man to whom the President turns when he needs an investigation done discreetly.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: 36 Days on Iwo Jima | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:50

It was the largest battle ever for the United States Marine Corps, and, in total, nearly 50,000 killed in action or wounded on both sides in the 36-day battle involving over 90,000 troops.

 Marshall Legacy Institute: Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:19:00

The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) was founded in 1997, the 50th Anniversary year of the Marshall Plan. Two major projects of MLI are the Mine Detection Dog Partnership Program (MDDPP) and Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS).

 Jonna Doolittle Hoppes: Calculated Risk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:15

Jonna Doolittle Hoppes is the granddaughter of Jimmy Doolittle. Calculated Risk is a firsthand account that brings readers inside the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle.

 Jonathan Parshall & Anthony Tully: Shattered Sword | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:14

Shattered Sword is a new, definitive account of the Battle of Midway, focusing primarily (but by no means exclusively) on the Japanese side of the battle.

 Richard Carwardine: Lincoln: A Live of Purpose and Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:21

As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. Through his groundbreaking research, Carwardine probes the sources of Lincoln's moral and political philosophy.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: A New Year Ahead in Iraq | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:03

With Iraq's first parliamentary election now history, the U.S. policy in Iraq continues to evolve. President Bush has acknowledged the challenges America faces as pressures to reduce or withdraw U.S. Troops mount. Join John Callaway and his panel of experts...

 Jack Hamann: On American Soil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:07

In August 1944, the murder of an Italian prisoner of war at Seattle's Fort Lawton stunned the nation. The three American soldiers charged with the crime and forty others accused of storming the Italian barracks were all black. Despite a lack of evidence to...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Gary L. Littrell Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:25:32

In April 1970, while serving as an Infantry advisor in Vietnam, Sergeant Littrell was thrust in to command of a battalion of South Vietnamese Rangers in defending their position. His extraordinary actions over the next four days in leading operations in the...


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