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Hewlett Lecture

The Society for History in the Federal Government presents:

The Annual Richard G. Hewlett Lecture

and Dinner

707-7th St. NW, Washington, DC

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October 23, 2014

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Featuring Anthony S. Pitch

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Join the Society for History in the Federal Government at the annual Hewlett Lecture and Dinner, featuring Anthony S. Pitch, Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Washington DC, 6–9 p.m.

Anthony S. Pitch

Anthony S. Pitch

The Joys of Researching A Work of Non-Fiction

The Society for History in the Federal Government is honored to present distinguished historian Anthony S. Pitch as featured guest at the annual Richard G. Hewlett Lecture and Dinner.  Author of many works on Washington, DC, area, including The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814, and They Have Killed Papa Dead!–The Road to Ford’s Theatre, Abraham Lincoln’s Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance, Pitch will discuss “The Joys of Researching A Work of Non-Fiction.”  Embracing his works on the War of 1812 and others, Pitch will reflect on the creative process with an emphasis on the excitement of discovering historical materials in the Library of Congress.

Described by the Washington Post as a “mesmerizing” speaker,” Pitch has appeared on C-Span TV, the History Channel, National Geographic TV, NPR, PBS, Smithsonian TV, and as guest speaker at many Washington-area events. We invite you to join us for what is certain to be an outstanding talk. Mr. Pitch will sign books following the discussion. For more information about Mr. Pitch, visit his website at

Space is limited, so be sure to register soon on our new Events registration website. We hope to see you there!

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