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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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 Front & Center with John Callaway: Gays in the Military: A Policy Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:45

As the Pentagon announces a three year decline in discharges of personnel found to be gay, the Government Accounting Office reports that the Pentagon has spent $100 million to replace those discharged since 1994 for being gay. On March 2, Rep. Martin Meehan...

 James D. Hornfischer: The Last Stand of the Tin Can Soldiers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:51

Hornfischer, a writer and literary agent in Austin, Tex., covers the battle off Samar, the Philippines, in October 1944, in which a force of American escort carriers and destroyers fought off a Japanese force many times its strength, and the larger battle...

 Philip Caputo: Acts of Faith: A Novel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:31:00

Thirty years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning author and journalist Philip Caputo crossed the deserts of Sudan and Eritrea on foot and camel back, a journey that inspired his first novel, Horn of Africa, and awakened a lifelong fascination with Africa. His travels...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Sun-Times Wounded Warriors Series Prompts Action | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:45

The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq has focused new attention on veterans and the help they get.or don't get.when they come home. Here in Illinois, the Chicago Sun-Times has been at the forefront with in-depth coverage of the challenges facing veterans and...

 John A. Glusman: Conduct Under Fire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:01:00

In Conduct Under Fire, John A. Glusman chronicles these events through the eyes of his father, Murray, and three fellow navy doctors captured on Corregidor in May 1942.

 Quang X. Pham: A Sense of Duty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:28

Quang X. Pham's A Sense of Duty, the first book written by a former Vietnamese refugee who became a U.S. Marine, is an affecting memoir about fate, hope, and the aftermath of the most divisive war America has fought.

 Richard M. Langworth: Winston Churchill's: The Dream | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:00

The Dream presents a haunting fantasy where his father voices his disappointment with Winston because he never achieved anything.

 Robert M. Citino: Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Robert Citino analyzes military campaigns from the second half of the twentieth century to further demonstrate the difficulty of achieving decisive results at the operational level.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The Recruiting Office | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:14

The Army and the Army Reserves missed their March recruiting goals, as they had in February for the first time since May 2000. While the Navy and Marines successfully met their March goals, the role of all recruiters is more challenging in the face of the...

 Hew Strachan: The First World War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:08

Strachan strenuously avoids the traditional focus on the Western Front (and the British) and the conventional assumptions of generals' stupidity and soldiers' valor. The war as he sees it was a race among generals on all sides to create new weapons and tactics...

 Donald L. Miller: D-Days in the Pacific | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:04

In the Pacific theater during World War II there were more than one hundred D-Days. The largest -- and last -- was the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945, which brought together the biggest invasion fleet ever assembled, far larger than that engaged in the...

 Sean Naylor: Not a Good Day to Die | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:50

At dawn on March 2, 2002, America's first major battle of the 21st century began. Over 200 soldiers of the 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Divisions flew into Afghanistan's Shahikot valley-and into the mouth of a buzz saw

 Front & Center with John Callaway: The Cost of War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:57

While American troops are serving overseas, their families here at home must deal with both the anxiety of loved ones in combat as well as the day to day challenges of getting along without fathers or mothers, husbands or wives, and brothers or sisters. Join...

 Dr. Williamson Murray: The Iraq War: A Military History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:57

The practice of "embedding" journalists in combat units provided a good deal of spectacular, timely footage, but tended to restrict insight to the frontline perspective of riflemen and vehicle crews.

 Bryan Mark Rigg: Rescued from the Reich | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:00

Writing in a clean, dramatic voice but with strict historical accuracy and nuanced analysis, Rigg details how, at the instigation of American Lubavitchers and some sympathetic officials in FDR's administration, highly placed German military men including Helmut...


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