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Michael Robbins: Lest We ForgetPreview Program

Michael Robbins: Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget with Michael Robbins

James Holland: The Allies Strike BackPreview Program

James Holland: The Allies Strike Back

Author James Holland returns to the Museum & Library to discuss the second book in his acclaimed War in the West trilogy on World War II.

2017 Founder's Award Recipient: Edwin BearssPreview Program

2017 Founder's Award Recipient: Edwin Bearss

2017 recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library Founder’s Literature Award: Edwin Bearss. Bearss was selected by the Museum and Library’s founder Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker to receive this award for his immense contribution to furthering…

Peter Mansoor, SurgePreview Program

Peter Mansoor, Surge

Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) visits the Museum & Library to discuss his service in Iraq as the executive officer to General David Petraeus during the period of the surge in the Iraq War.

Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughanPreview Program

Medal Of Honor Recipient James McCloughan

Medal of Honor Recipient Allen J Lynch interviews Specialist Five James C. McCloughan about the actions McCloughan took over the course of 48 hours in close-combat fighting against enemy forces in Vietnam in 1969. McCloughan, who was 23 at the time,…

Warrior Games: Recovery, Rehabilitation and ReintegrationPreview Program

Warrior Games: Recovery, Rehabilitation And Reintegration

Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg leads a panel discussion with Master Chief Richard Curtis, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Fisher House Foundation Kenneth Fisher and Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III, Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Century of Service: 85th Infantry DivisionPreview Program

Century Of Service: 85th Infantry Division

A discussion about the history of the U.S. Army's 85th Infantry Division with the Division's Chief of Staff LTC Daniel Jaquint and Command Public Affairs Specialist MSG Anthony Taylor. Presented in partnership with U.S. Army Office of Public Affairs…

Reflections on a Distinguished Military Career, Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, USN (Ret.)Preview Program

Reflections On A Distinguished Military Career, Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, USN (Ret.)

Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Stanley R. Arthur and Dr. Edward J. Marolda for join us for a discussion highlighting moments in Admiral Arthur's naval career. Sponsored by the U.S Naval Institute.

Meet Your Army: Major General Tom AyresPreview Program

Meet Your Army: Major General Tom Ayres

Major General Thomas E. Ayres visits the Pritzker Military Museum & Library to discuss the role of the Judge Advocate General's Corps and leadership in the U.S. Army.

Century of Service: ROTC and JROTC

Century Of Service: ROTC And JROTC

A discussion about the history of the ROTC and JROTC with guests Colonel Andy Morgado, Colonel Daniel L. Baggio (Retired), and Dr. Arthur Coumbe. Presented in partnership with the U.S Army Public Affairs, Midwest.

Vice Admiral Philip Hart CullomPreview Program

Vice Admiral Philip Hart Cullom

VADM Cullom, Deputy Cheif of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, visits the PMML to speak on Naval Affairs.

Pamela Toler: Heroines of Mercy StreetPreview Program

Pamela Toler: Heroines Of Mercy Street

In Heroines of Mercy Street, Pamela Toler highlights the contributions of the nurses at Mansion House who helped manage a wartime hospital during the Civil War.  Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion…

Vice Admiral Richard P. Breckenridge Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces CommandPreview Program

Vice Admiral Richard P. Breckenridge Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Join Vice Admiral Richard P. Breckenridge and Pritzker Military Museum & Library CEO and President Kenneth Clarke for a discussion on naval affairs and command. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Navy Memorial Foundation. VICE…

General Mark A. Milley: Chief of Staff of the U.S ArmyPreview Program

General Mark A. Milley: Chief Of Staff Of The U.S Army

The Chief of Staff of the United States Army is the principle military advisor and a deputy to the Secretary of the Army. The position is held by a four-star general and is typically the highest-ranking officer on active-duty in the U.S. Army, exercising…

Meet Your Army: MG Clayton HutmacherPreview Program

Meet Your Army: MG Clayton Hutmacher

Major General Clayton Hutmacher visits for a free program to discuss the #MeetYourArmy initiative and to provide updates on current operations of U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

James Carl Nelson: I Will HoldPreview Program

James Carl Nelson: I Will Hold

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.

Michael J. MacLeod: The Brave OnesPreview Program

Michael J. MacLeod: The Brave Ones

Author, photographer and veteran Michael J. MacLeod shares his experiences as a newly-enlisted, 41-year old paratrooper in Afghanistan. Serving as both embedded reporter and a serving solder, MacLeod witnesses and experiences the endurance, sacrifice,…

Nimrod T. Frazer: Send the AlabamiansPreview Program

Nimrod T. Frazer: Send The Alabamians

Nimrod T. Frazer recounts the story of the 167th Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Division in WWI from their recruitment to their valiant service on the fields of eastern France.

Century of Service: U.S. Army 82nd Airborne DivisionPreview Program

Century Of Service: U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division

82nd Airborne - 100 years

Terrence Finnegan: Shooting the FrontPreview Program

Terrence Finnegan: Shooting The Front

Colonel Terry J. Finnegan's acclaimed work is a pioneering study of the impact of aerial photography on World War I, America's fledgling air force, and intelligence methods for decades to come.

Century of Service: U.S. Army First Infantry DivisionPreview Program

Century Of Service: U.S. Army First Infantry Division

Dr. Paul Herbert and Lieutenant Colonel Shawn M. Bault discuss the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division's origin and lasting impact of the Army's first divisional unit created for combat in Europe in World War I. Presented in partnership with U.S. Army Office…

Matthew Davenport: First Over TherePreview Program

Matthew Davenport: First Over There

U.S. Army veteran Matthew Davenport's critically-acclaimed debut work details the riveting true story of America's first modern military battle, its first military victory during World War One, and its first steps onto the world stage. Sponsored by the…

Stephen Taber: A Rainbow Division Lieutenant in FrancePreview Program

Stephen Taber: A Rainbow Division Lieutenant In France

A focused and balanced account of the firsthand experiences of an American officer in World War I, the original diary of John Taber provides a uniquely valuable window into life in the trenches and on the war's front lines in Germany and France. Sponsored…

Lt. General H.R. McMaster: Harbingers of Future WarPreview Program

Lt. General H.R. McMaster: Harbingers Of Future War

As TRADOC's Deputy Commanding General for futures, Lt. Gen. McMaster serves as Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC)—responsible for developing, evaluating, and integrating concepts, requirements and solutions for the Army to…

Mitchell Yockelson: Forty-Seven DaysPreview Program

Mitchell Yockelson: Forty-Seven Days

'Forty-Seven Days' recounts the critical time in 1918 when the U.S. military proved itself to be more than worthy opponents to the Germans, and General Pershing a worldwide hero. Told from the perspective of Pershing and his replacement, General Liggett,…

Meet Your Army: Chaplain (Major General) Paul K. HurleyPreview Program

Meet Your Army: Chaplain (Major General) Paul K. Hurley

As part of the Army's continuing initiative to build and sustain a connection with the American public, Chaplain (Major General) Paul Hurley visits for a free program to discuss the #MeetYourArmy initiative and the evolving role of chaplains in today's…

Robert & Rebecca Dalessandro: Over TherePreview Program

Robert & Rebecca Dalessandro: Over There

Featuring more than 360 photographs detailing the American military experience in World War I from recruitment to Armistice, on the ground, in the air, and at sea, Over There is the premier visual history of the United States in the Great War to be published…

Admiral Cecil D. Haney, Commander of U.S. Strategic CommandPreview Program

Admiral Cecil D. Haney, Commander Of U.S. Strategic Command

In his current assignment, Admiral Haney serves as the senior commander of unified military forces from all four branches of the military assigned to USSTRATCOM, and is the leader, steward and advocate of the nation's strategic capabilities. In a special,…

James Bilder: Artillery ScoutPreview Program

James Bilder: Artillery Scout

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…

Jeffrey Sammons & John Morrow, Jr.: Harlem's Rattlers and the Great WarPreview Program

Jeffrey Sammons & John Morrow, Jr.: Harlem's Rattlers And The Great War

From its beginnings in the 15th New York National Guard through its training in the explosive atmosphere in the South, its singular performance in the French army during World War I, and the pathos of postwar adjustment—Harlem's Rattlers and the Great…

Meet Your Army: Major General Charles Whittington, First ArmyPreview Program

Meet Your Army: Major General Charles Whittington, First Army

As part of a community initiative to sustain a connection with the American public, Major General Charles Whittington visits for a free program to discuss the #MeetYourArmy initiative and to provide updates on current operations. Presented in partnership…

James Holland: The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941Preview Program

James Holland: The Rise Of Germany, 1939-1941

In his major new history of World War II, the first of three volumes, acclaimed historian James Holland weaves together strategy, tactics, and the economic, political, and social aspects of the war to create a masterful book that redefines and enhances…

Col. Douglas V. Mastriano: Alvin YorkPreview Program

Col. Douglas V. Mastriano: Alvin York

Winner of the 2015 Colby Award for a major contribution to the understanding of military history, U.S. Army Col. Doug Mastriano's debut work sorts fact from myth in the first full-length biography of York in decades. Sponsored by the United States World…

Brigadier General Malcolm B. Frost: Meet Your ArmyPreview Program

Brigadier General Malcolm B. Frost: Meet Your Army

As part of a community initiative to sustain a connection with the American public, Brigadier General Malcolm Frost visits for a free public program on the current state and future plans of the nation's Army.

Susan Gilbreath Lane & Frederick J. Chiaventone: Dignity of DutyPreview Program

Susan Gilbreath Lane & Frederick J. Chiaventone: Dignity Of Duty

The Museum & Library's newest orginal work—a personal odyssey of service from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, offering a firsthand glimpse into the life of a 19th Century American citizen soldier—is explored in detail by Editor Susan Gilbreath…

James Stavridis: The Accidental AdmiralPreview Program

James Stavridis: The Accidental Admiral

A memoir of leadership and life-lessons, The Accidental Admiral offers a wealth of Stavridis' insights on management, motivation, strategic communications, planning, and the convergence of threats that will confront the United States and its allies in…

Elliot Ackerman: Green on BluePreview Program

Elliot Ackerman: Green On Blue

Former White House Fellow and Marine Corps officer Elliot Ackerman shares his gripping, morally complex debut novel, "Green on Blue"—an astonishing feat of empathy and imagination about boys caught in a deadly conflict. Presented in partnership with…

William Albracht: Abandoned in HellPreview Program

William Albracht: Abandoned In Hell

An unforgettable account of searing combat, sacrifice, and the drive to survive, "Abandoned in Hell" is a powerful self-portrait of an unsung hero. Albracht's dramatic memoir of leadership, sacrifice, and brutal violence, it is a potent reminder of heroism…

Bob Drury: The Heart of Everything That IsPreview Program

Bob Drury: The Heart Of Everything That Is

Bob Drury discusses his new book The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

Standing Down: From Warrior to CivilianPreview Program

Standing Down: From Warrior To Civilian

Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, an anthology of 44 selections, was created for Talking Service, the Great Books Foundation’s initiative to develop reading and discussion programs for veterans, as well as their families, friends, service providers,…

General Robert W ConePreview Program

General Robert W Cone

General Robert W. Cone assumed duties as Commander, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command on April 29, 2011

Jake Tapper: The OutpostPreview Program

Jake Tapper: The Outpost

An unflinching, moving, and eye-opening account of the devastating sacrifices made during one of America’s deadliest battles in Afghanistan.

Medal of Honor Recipient William Swenson InterviewPreview Program

Medal Of Honor Recipient William Swenson Interview

Former Army Capt. William Swenson received the Medal of Honor from President Obama on October 15, 2013 for actions during the Battle of Ganjgal in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on Sept. 8, 2009.

Terry McKnight: Pirate AlleyPreview Program

Terry McKnight: Pirate Alley

In 2009, with piracy on the rise and fast becoming a serious global security issue, Rear Adm. Terry McKnight took command of CTF 151, the multinational task force on patrol in the Gulf of Aden. As task force commander, he directed operations that disrupted…

David Finkel: Thank You for Your ServicePreview Program

David Finkel: Thank You For Your Service

No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel shadowed the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the…

Robert Colella: Battle for BaqubahPreview Program

Robert Colella: Battle For Baqubah

A first sergeant's firsthand account of 15 months in the volatile Diyala Province of Iraq.

Richard Rubin: The Last of the DoughboysPreview Program

Richard Rubin: The Last Of The Doughboys

A fascinating book based on the oral histories of the last surviving World War I veterans.

Rick Atkinson: The Guns at Last LightPreview Program

Rick Atkinson: The Guns At Last Light

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945 is the final book in Rick Atkinson's critically acclaimed "Liberation Trilogy." The first book in the series, An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942–1943, won…

Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia: Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffPreview Program

Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia: Senior Enlisted Advisor To The Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Sgt. Maj. Battaglia visits the Library to address active duty military from all branches on the issues facing today's Armed Forces personnel. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

General Stanley McChrystal: My Share of the TaskPreview Program

General Stanley McChrystal: My Share Of The Task

My Share of the Task (Portfolio/Penguin), is the revealing memoir of General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Following McChrystal from his first…