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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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 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...

 Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy L. Davis Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:53

Sammy Lee Davis is a retired United States Army soldier and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his conduct in the Vietnam War.

 Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy L. Davis Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:30:00

Sammy Lee Davis is a retired United States Army soldier and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his conduct in the Vietnam War.

 Karen Spears Zacharias: Hero Mama | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:59:00

In December 1965, David Spears said good-bye to his wife and three children and went to fight in Vietnam; he returned "in a cargo plane full of caskets" in July 1966. His family has never been the same.

 Paul Dickson & Thomas B. Allen: The Bonus Army | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:22:00

In the summer of 1932, 45,000 veterans of World War I marched peacefully on Washington, D.C. -- their two month rally to demand immediate early payment of a cash bonus promised to them in 1924 for their military service.

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Special Edition with Alex Kershaw | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:14

Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed book, The Bedford Boys, and two biographies: Jack London, and more recently, Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa.

 Lewis Sorley: Vietnam Chronicles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:22:56

During the four years General Creighton W. Abrams was commander in Vietnam, he and his staff made more than 455 tape recordings of briefings and meetings.

 Steve Coll: Ghost Wars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:32:07

Steve Coll's Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 offers revealing details of the CIA's involvement in the evolution of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the years before the September...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Soldier's Best Friends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:31:45

From Hannibal's elephants to Patton's passenger pigeons, animals have been an important component of military operations.

 Fred Anderson & Andrew Cayton: The Dominion of War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:28:18

In The Dominion of War, historians Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton boldly reinterpret the development of the United States, arguing instead that war has played a leading role in shaping North America from the sixteenth century to the present.

 Urlich Straus: The Anguish of Surrender: Japanese POWs for World War II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:59:00

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 Ulrich Straus visited the library to talk about his new book The Anguish of Surrender: Japanese POWs of World War Two. He lived a total of twenty-one years in Japan, first as a child between 1933 and 1940. He served as a U.S. Army...

 Sir Max Hastings: Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944 - 1945 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:40

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004 Steve Edwards, host of Chicago Public Radio's award-winning daily news magazine Eight Forty-Eight, joined us to interview Sir Max Hastings about his new book Armageddon : The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945 (Knopf 2004).

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Full Reckoning: Life After Combat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:39

Over 8,000 US military personnel have been injured in Iraq. While many have received excellent medical care, others, particularly those in the Reserves and the National Guard, have met unanticipated problems obtaining medical care, sorting through red tape,...

 Front & Center with John Callaway: Coming Home: The Veteran's Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:35:46

Service in Iraq is offering American military personnel new challenges in the field and at home. What are our soldiers experiencing in Iraq and what are they facing when they return home? John Callaway asks Iraq veterans to tell their stories.

 Jon Meacham: Franklin & Winston | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:24:39

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 Jon Meacham visited the library to talk about his new book Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship.


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