Anthony S. Pitch is the author of The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814 (United States Naval Institute, 1998), a selection of the History Book Club, with movie rights optioned by National Geographic. Chained Eagle, his biography of the longest-held American POW in North Vietnam, was a main selection of the Military Book Club. Pitch is currently working on a book about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He won a history prize while attending The King's School, Canterbury, England, and holds a BA from Rhodes University, South Africa. He was a journalist in England, Africa, and Israel before becoming Associated Press Broadcast Editor in Philadelphia and a senior writer in the books division of US News & World Report in Washington. Pitch has been interviewed by Brian Lamb on Book TV and his anecdotal history tours in Washington, D.C. have been featured on international television and C-SPAN.
Patriotism and Reconstruction: Washington, DC after Conquest and Arson during the War of 1812
as author at MIT World Series: The Resilient City: Trauma, Recovery and Remembrance,