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  • The Hay-Adams Author Series Welcomes Richard Moe
  • Media Contact: Sherry Moeller



  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 27, 2014, The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House.


    After graduating from Williams College and the University of Minnesota Law School, Moe served as chief of staff for Vice President Walter Mondale, senior advisor to President Jimmy Carter, and president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which he led in its efforts to preserve historic sites and structures, such as those in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the Manassas battlefields.


    In 2007, Moe was awarded the Vincent Scully Prize by the National Building Museum in recognition of his leadership in moving historic preservation into the mainstream of American life. That same year he received the Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Historical Association. In Roosevelt’s Second Act, published by Oxford University Press, Moe provides insight into the key political players of the time and why the contest that elected FDR to a third term might be the most important election in American history.


    Hans Bruland, Vice President and General Manager of The Hay-Adams, will host the Author Series, along with The Honorable James Symington, a four-term member of the US House of Representatives. Tickets for the event, held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., are $85 and include a three-course meal, wine, tax and gratuity. Moe’s latest book will also be available to purchase. For tickets and more information, visit www.hayadams.com and click on Author Series or call 202.220.4844.


    About the Author Series and The Hay-Adams

    Created in 2005 by Kay Enokido, former president of The Hay-Adams, the Author Series recognizes the country’s greatest writers and brings back a tradition started by John Hay and Henry Adams, whose houses once sat at the site of the Hotel. The Hay-Adams Author Series combines this unparalleled location and fine food and drink with lively conversations from some of the most distinguished authors of today including Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Marie Arana, Robert Bennett, Geraldine Brooks, Christopher Buckley, Jenna Bush, Ron Chernow, John Feinstein, John Grisham, Tony Horwitz, Walter Isaacson, Marcus Mabry, David McCullough, Robert Merry, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Patricia O’Toole, and John Taliaferro.


    Located at Sixteenth and H Streets at Lafayette Park across from the White House, The Hay-Adams is Washington’s finest luxury hotel and one of the most historic and celebrated properties in the world. The Hotel offers 145 rooms and suites, many with White House views. It has won numerous awards for its impeccable service and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, an exclusive group of discriminating luxury hotels worldwide. For more information, visit www.hayadams.com and follow The Hay-Adams on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheHayAdams and Twitter @HayAdamsHotel.