“Chasing Phil” is presented by David Howard on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Register online, or call the library at (717) 533-6555 beginning August 23.
In 1977, two young FBI agents plunged into an undercover investigation that had never before been attempted by the bureau. Their objective was to embed themselves as up-and-coming “promoters” at the elbow of Phil Kitzer, a con man of smooth and dissembling charm.
Author, journalist and editor, David Howard will present details from his book, “Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man.” It is the thrilling true crime caper bursting with colorful characters and awash in ‘70s glamour that spotlights the FBI’s first white-collar undercover sting.
Howard spent the past twenty-five years crafting compelling works of nonfiction. His first book, Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic, chronicled the 138-year journey of an original, priceless rendition of the Bill of Rights that was pilfered during the Civil War. Publishers Weekly called the book a “remarkable American story” and a “marvelously compelling read” in a starred review. David has spoken at the National Archives, the National Constitution Center, and Virginia’s State Library, and appeared on an episode of the History Channel show “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History.” He was also featured on C-SPAN’s Book TV. As an editor he has worked with some of the nation’s top nonfiction writers, and been part of teams that have won three National Magazine Awards. Books will be sold and signed at the event.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library.