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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 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:

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Covering the U.S. Military | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:37

A journalist on the U.S. military beat has unique challenges: evaluating military briefings, developing one's own sources, and dealing with classified information.

 Doris Kearns Goodwin: Team of Rivals | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:29

In this highly original work, Ms. Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius as he rises from the obscurity of a one-term congressman/prairie lawyer to become president and prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation.

 Edward H. Bonekemper: A Victor, Not A Butcher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:26

Civil War hero General Ulysses S. Grant has been unfairly maligned because of the bloody 1864 campaigns he conducted against Robert E. Lee to secure final victory for the Union. A Victor, Not A Butcher takes you into those decisive campaigns to prove that...

 Bing West: No True Glory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:11

The most hard-fought campaign since the invasion of Iraq by coalition forces in April 2003, the battle for Fallujah seems here to embody most every facet of the American military experience in that country--inordinate courage by the fighting men and their...

 David L. Roll & Keith D. McFarland: Louis Johnson and the Arming of America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:55

Louis Johnson was FDR's Assistant Secretary of War and the architect of the industrial mobilization plans that put the nation on a war footing prior to its entry into World War II

 Medal of Honor Recipient Wesley L. Fox Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:33

While serving as a rifle company commander with the Third Marine Division in 1969, Fox was twice wounded in a vicious battle during Operation Dewey Canyon. His extraordinary actions earned him the nation's highest military honor.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Wesley L. Fox Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:13

While serving as a rifle company commander with the Third Marine Division in 1969, Fox was twice wounded in a vicious battle during Operation Dewey Canyon. His extraordinary actions earned him the nation's highest military honor.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: One on One with Charles Moskos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:52

Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Northwestern University, Charles Moskos is one of today's leading thinkers on military issues. The author of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, his books include The Military - More Than Just a Job?, A Call to Civic Service,...

 Allan R. Millett: The War For Korea, 1945-1950 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:13

When the major powers sent troops to the Korean peninsula in June of 1950, it supposedly marked the start of one of the last century's bloodiest conflicts. Allan Millett, however, reveals that the Korean War actually began with partisan clashes two years earlier...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: We Were Soldiers Once... and Young | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:34

Hal Moore retired from the Army as a 3 Star General in 1977 with over 32 years active service. Joe Galloway is the senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers and a nationally syndicated columnist.

 George Crile: Charlie Wilson's War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:33:03

Charlie Wilson loved to have a good time, and found a seat in Congress to be a fine place for it - there was booze to drink, beautiful women to meet, and a secret mission to destroy international communism.

 Bruce Berkowitz: The New Face of War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:20

As American and coalition troops fight the first battles of this new century -- from Afghanistan to Yemen to the Philippines to Iraq -- they do so in ways never before seen.

 Ralph Peters: New Glory: Expanding America's Global Supremacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:54

Peters criticizes the Bush administration for over-relying on high technology and defense contractors in the Iraq war and for not committing enough troops and being too afraid of casualties to do the job properly.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The U.S. Military in Iraq: Who is Winning? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:44

As the debate intensifies over the success of the U.S. policy in Iraq, public support for maintaining a military presence in Iraq is diminishing. Can the U.S. effectively fight an insurgency where no front line exists? What has the United States learned from...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Women in the U.S. Military: A Changing Role? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:33

As the war in Iraq continues, death and casualty figures include increasing numbers of women. Although women are technically not assigned to combat, the lack of a front line in Iraq puts women soldiers at a risk similar to men. What is the role of women in...

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