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Chasing Phil, presented by David Howard

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

In 1977, two young FBI agents plunged into an undercover investigation that had never 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 has been a part of teams that have won three National Magazine Awards.

The event is held at the Hershey Public Library and is sponsored by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library and will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Books will be sold and signed at the event. Pre-registration is required. Registration begins on August 23, 2018, seating is limited, and the event is free. Call the Hershey Public Library’s circulation desk at 717-533-6555 to register or register online at www.hersheylibrary.org.


September 23, 2018
2:00 pm


Hershey Public Library
701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
(717) 533-6555