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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 Dr Edward Marolda - Combat at Close Quarters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:56

Author Dr. Edward Marolda visits the Museum & Library to discuss his book "Combat at Close Quarters: An Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War."

 Ann Todd - OSS Operation Black Mail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:46:00

Author Ann Todd visits the Museum & Library to discuss her book about a WWII spy who practiced psych-ops. Sponsored by the United States Naval Institute.

 Richard “Dick” Duchossois, Major, United States Army | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:03:00

Lieutenant Duchossois is a native of Chicagoland, Illinois, born on October 7th, 1921. He attended Morgan Park Military Academy in Chicago for his high school education. He began his undergraduate degree in Virginia, when he was called to duty in World War...

 Lindsay, James J, General | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:01:00

General James Lindsay enlisted in the army in 1952. He joined the 82nd airborne division, the following year and went on to serve nine assignments in the 82nd and commanded the division from 1982-83. He served two tours in vietnam, and was the first...

 Kenneth “Rock” Merritt, Command Sergeant Major | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:51:00

Kenneth “Rock” Merritt was the second parachutist to jump from his plane, at the Normandy invasion, in 1944, as part of the 1st Battalion 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), in the 82nd Airborne Division.  Though his chain of command was killed,...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Beikirch Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:39

Vietnam veteran, former Army Special Forces medic, and Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch shares his experiences in the military and offers lessons learned from a life of public service

 Thomas Lippman - Hero of the Crossing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:16

Author Thomas Lippman visits the Museum & Library to discuss his book "Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World."

 James McGrath Morris - The Ambulance Drivers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:42

Author James McGrath visits the Pritzker Military Museum & Library to discuss his book "The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War."

 Jason Redman: The Trident | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:59

Jason Redman, a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL lieutenant who served in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, discusses his book "The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader."

 Century of Service: Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:29

Lieutenant General Stephen M. Twitty (USA) visits the Museum & Library to discuss his career and the 100-year history of the First Army, America's first, oldest, and longest-serving numbered field army.

 Andrew Bacevich - America's War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:14

Retired Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich visits the Museum & Library to provide a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East. Sponsored by Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired).

 Terry Finnegan - A Delicate Affair | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:15

Terrence Finnegan returns to the Museum & Library to discuss his book about the 1918 battle at Seicheprey France that introduced American troops to 20th-century warfare. Sponsored by the United Staes World War One Centennial Commission.

 James Bilder: Artillery Scout | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:42

Pulling from stories shared by his grandfather—an Artillery Scout in France during World War I—as well as military records and diaries from 33rd Infantry officers, author James Bilder paints a captivating picture of the life of a soldier on the front...

 Max Boot: The Road Not Taken | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:25

Author Max Boot returns to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library to talk about his book "The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam"

 James Carl Nelson: I Will Hold | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:13

Acclaimed military historian James Carl Nelson tells the inspiring true story of Clifton B. "Lucky" Cates, whose service in World War I and beyond made him a legend in the annals of the United States Marine Corps.


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