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Located in Chicago, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is open to the public with live events and a collection of books, art, and artifacts that tell the story of the Citizen Soldier in American military history. This master feed will provide all available Library programs including events with award-winning authors, interviews with Medal of Honor recipients, and panel discussions on military issues. To view more than 300 previous Library programs, visit pritzkermilitary.org.

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Located in Chicago, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is open to the public with live events and a collection of books, art, and artifacts that tell the story of the Citizen Soldier in American military history. This master feed will provide all available Library programs including events with award-winning authors, interviews with Medal of Honor recipients, and panel discussions on military issues. To view more than 300 previous Library programs, visit pritzkermilitary.org.

    Dennis Showalter, Challenges High Command and at the Sharp End: A Look at the Human Aspects of the Battle of the Bulge

    Dennis Showalter, Challenges High Command and at the Sharp End: A Look at the Human Aspects of the Battle of the Bulge

    Showalter discusses the human characters, personalities, and capabilities of those on both sides of the Battle of the Bulge, from the leaders in high command to those on the ground.

    • 1 hr
    Gerhard Weinberg, The Ardennes Decision: Why Hitler Went West Vs. East

    Gerhard Weinberg, The Ardennes Decision: Why Hitler Went West Vs. East

    Weinberg discusses the decision to launch a major offensive against the Allies of the American and British in the West versus the Soviet Union in the East.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sir Hew Strachan, The First Last Stand: The Spring Offensives Of 1918

    Sir Hew Strachan, The First Last Stand: The Spring Offensives Of 1918

    Strachan explores the last major German offensives in the First World War, focusing on the Spring Offensives of 1918.

    • 1 hr
    Paul Scharre, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

    Paul Scharre, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

    Pentagon defense expert, former U.S. Army Ranger and author Paul Scharre visits the Museum & Library to explore what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Sir Michael Howard: 2015 Founder's Literature Award Recipient

    Sir Michael Howard: 2015 Founder's Literature Award Recipient

    Honored at the 2015 Liberty Gala with an inaugural Founder's Literature Award, acclaimed British historian Sir Michael Howard shares a discussion of his life's work with award-winning journalist, author, and 2012 Pritzker Literature Award recipient Sir Max...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    William Trimble: Admiral John S. McCain

    William Trimble: Admiral John S. McCain

    Author William Trimble visits the Museum & Library to discuss the life and professional career of Adm. John S. McCain Sr.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

Mustard-tiger ,

Good but I think its peaked

Many of these episodes are interesting and the combat stories really draw you in but the majority of each episodes is blah blah I played water polo in high school, blah blah I was in the ROTC blah blah.

Not to put down any of the recipients in any way but the story of how they earned the medal is what brought us here. Some overview of the person’s life are interesting but it shouldn't take up 80% of the show.

These stories of being in combat are much like survival stories and getting into the mind of the person who lived it as they tell the story is so rare it should be explored. Some stories about actions in Vietnam are riveting and all stories about their high school days will bore you to tears.

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