Unique Partnership of Military Institutions Brings Notable Authors to the Midwest

Chicago's Pritzker Military Museum & Library has collaborated with the U.S. Naval Institute to host and produce a series of programs featuring notable authors based on the East Coast.

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RADM Terry McKnight discusses "Pirate Alley" at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library last October

RADM Terry McKnight discusses "Pirate Alley" at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library last October

"Our partnership with the prestigious Pritzker Military Museum & Library helps preserve important naval history and make it available to current and future generations.” — U.S. Naval Institute CEO Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

This Thursday at 6 p.m., Chicago’s Pritzker Military Museum & Library will host author Stuart Goldman for the most recent in a series of lectures sponsored by the United States Naval Institute, a cooperative arrangement that has brought several authors from the East Coast to Chicago in recent months.

According to Museum & Library President & CEO Kenneth Clarke, who hopes to continue to partner with the Annapolis, Md.-based Institute in the future, the union of likeminded organizations was conceived as a way to highlight the works of certain military historians and authors who otherwise had no plans to visit the city.

“We’re fortunate to have developed this partnership and we couldn’t be happier with the results so far,” Clarke said. “And I don’t just mean us as an institution—without the sponsorship of the U.S. Naval Institute, all of us living in the Midwest may never have had an opportunity to hear about these amazing books and meet the authors themselves.”

In addition to Goldman—an expert in Eurasian and Russian political/military affairs and author of "Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army’s Victory that Shaped World War II"—the sponsored programs have featured former CIA officer Sandra Grimes, long-time Senior Executive Service member Frank Leith Jones, and Terry McKnight, a retired rear admiral of the U.S. Navy. The Naval Institute also has taken steps to ensure that every publication of its Naval Institute Press is included in the Museum & Library’s collection; as a result, hundreds of additional books will be made available to members of the Museum & Library and to the public via interlibrary loan.

"Our partnership with the prestigious Pritzker Military Museum & Library helps preserve important naval history and make it available to current and future generations,” said Naval Institute CEO Peter H. Daly, a retired vice admiral of the U.S. Navy. "This collaboration with Pritzker is invaluable; it extends the reach of these important subjects and authors."

Published in 2012, Goldman’s book is a recent addition to the Museum & Library’s growing catalog of books on Soviet military history, complementing its Michael G. Parrish Collection on the subject. The son of Armenian immigrants, Parrish amassed his collection of Czech, Russian, and Polish texts over the course of a lifetime spent as a librarian, author, and college professor, and donated more than 2,000 books and 26 linear feet of documentation in September 2010.

Goldman’s lecture is open to the public and free to members, but registration is required. Non-members can register for $10. Learn more about the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s upcoming events or register to attend by visiting http://pritzkermilitary.org/events.

About the Pritzker Military Museum & Library:
The Museum & Library is open to the public with an extensive collection of books, artifacts and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Museum & Library is a center where citizens and citizen soldiers come together to learn from each other about military history and the role of the Armed Forces in today’s society.

About the U.S. Naval Institute:
As an independent, non-partisan forum for defense issue debate, the U.S. Naval Institute offers a wealth of expert security issue analysis, as well as such unique historical resources as the world's largest private collection of military photos – and oral histories gathered from hundreds of notable military men and women.


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Unique Partnership of Military Institutions Brings Notable Authors to the Midwest 2014-02-03 USNI Partnership

Feb. 3, 2014 press release from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library