Bruce E. Mowday Chester County Publisher & Writer / Author ~ Pennsylvania / PA

The Mowday Group

Bruce E. Mowday, President of The Mowday Group, Inc., spent more than 20 years in journalism, winning a number of writing awards for his investigative journalism, before founding his own company in 1997.  He uses his journalistic experience as an editor, columnist and reporter to promote his clients.

Author Bruce Mowday

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Bruce E. Mowday is an award winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 16 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Bruce has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network and Philadelphia and local television shows. He is a contributing editor with Business 2 Business magazine. Bruce has hosted his own radio shows and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a board member of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau and the Valley Forge Park Alliance. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups.

elected Bruce to the Board of Directors in June 2016.

DISCOVERY ID channel utilized Bruce Mowday as an expert during a recent episode of the Evil Kin  series on the Johnston gang. Mowday has also appeared on C-SPAN and has made multiple appearances on Pennsylvania Cable Network and Philadelphia and local television shows.

Chester County Historical Society gift shop now has signed copies of my book!

WCHE radio show host Gene Pisasale's guest for December 16, 2015, was Bruce Mowday. The interview for the Living History show can be found at

CHESTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS reappointed Bruce Mowday to the Board of Directors of the Chester County Conference and Visitors' Bureau.

Historic Walking Tours Offered in Gettysburg, Brandywine and West Chester: Bruce Mowday is now offereing walks at Gettysburg where the Union fought off the Confederate's Pickett's Charge; the area of the Battle of Brandywine where Lafayette first fought for this country and where George Washing almost died and historic West Chester. The tours are suitable for inidividuals, groups, families and organizations. For information, scheduling and pricing contact Bruce at

Bruce Mowday is a contributing editor for Business 2 Business magazine. For his latest article on Job Recruitment Websites: 4,807,312 resumes for one job posting !!! See Check out all of Bruce's articles and the magazine at

Paoli Battlefield group did a YouTube presentation - at least 3 of the 45 minutes - of my talk on the Rev War at the General Warren Inne. You can access it at:

From a recent note: "I greatly enjoyed reading your very detailed account of Pickett's Charge from the Union perspective. I knew nothing of the heroics of Gen. Webb of the Philadelphia Brigade. Thank you for bringing me up to speed."

Recent E-mail comment concerning article Bruce wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer:  Mr. Mowday, I'm a freelance writer and sports lover in Columbus, Ohio. I wanted you to know that your recent column in the Inquirer is one of the absolute best articles dealing with the subject of character and ethics in sports that I've ever read. I'm now a big fan, and I'll try to pick up a couple of your books.

Recent E-mail comment concerning Battle of Brandywine book: "Dear Mr. Mowday, I have just put down your book, September 11..., having read it in two sittings, and I am compelled to congratulate you on writing such an inspired account of the battle, its contextual place within the political and social climate, and it's impact on the war. ...

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) interviewed Bruce Mowday  about his new book, Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story on Gettysburg's 150th anniversary celebration.

Reporting The Revolution: Bruce Mowday contributed to the book that was named the top book in 2012 on the American Revolution. See the full story under the news section of this website.

Chester County Library Honors Bruce Mowday by including his name on the Library Mural.




Each book comes signed and with a personalized inscription if desired. 
Pennsylvania residents need to add 6 percent sales tax to the price of the book
Please E-mail your order to Bruce E. Mowday at

West Chester - Images of Modern America

“West Chester is a thriving modern American town that honors its historic past and has become a sought-after location to live. The community offiers many exciting events during the year, including a professional bicycle race, parades, and art and restaurant festivals.” West Chester - Images of Modern America highlights what makes West Chester special.

Price:  $23.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling
Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story

“Gettysburg holds a special place in the history of the Civil War and the United States,” said Publisher Carole Stuart. “This new book explores what the Union soldiers endured during the charge by the Southern forces. The story deserves recognition and has been overshadowed for more than a century by books and articles on General Robert E. Lee’s forces.”

Price:  $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling

Life with Flavor: A Personal History of Herr's

Jim Herr's passion was to flame the entrepreneurial spirit within us. Jim believed that small businesses made our country strong. He also has a knack for keeping things simple. As President George H. W. Bush said about this book, "If you want valuable guidance on how to succeed in business and, more importantly, how to succeed in life, than Life with Flavor is a must read. Meet Jim Herr and learn. And whatever you do, do NOT skip Mim's Notes in the Epilogue!"

PRICE $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling.

Richie Ashburn Book
Richie Ashburn … Why The Hall Not. The Amazing Journey to Cooperstown.

Phillies’ great Richie Ashburn is known as the most beloved athlete in the history of Philadelphia sports. National baseball broadcaster Tim McCarver has said so and called this book “marvelous.”  Bruce Mowday tells the story of Ashburn signing an autograph for a young fan and years later how that fan helps Ashburn enter baseball’s Hall of Fame.
Price: $20 plus $3 shipping and handling

Johnston Gang Chester County Pennsylvania Publisher & Writer Bruce Mowday

Jailing the Johnston Gang   Third Printing!

Serial murders Norman, David and Bruce A. Johnston Sr. terrorized Chester County and communities throughout the East Coast for decades. This book is the inside story of the dedicated law enforcement team that brought the killers to justice. Author Bruce Mowday covered the case as a newspaper reporter.
Price: Hardback: SOLD OUT!
Paperback: $18.00 plus plus $3.00 shipping and handling.


Washington's Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia

September 11, 1777:  Washington's Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia

United States history almost changed on September 11, 1777, as George Washington almost dies. Washington’s army also almost ceased to exist. This is the first book on the historic American Revolution battle that was the main battle of the Philadelphia Campaign. This was Lafayette’s first battle and the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia after the battle.
Price:  $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling
"This book (September 11, 1777: Washington's Defeat at
Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia) is a must read for local
history buffs and students of all ages since Mowday does
a wonderful job in telling the story."
Book review by University History Professor
Unlikely Allies:  Fort Delaware's Prison Community in the Civil War

Unlikely Allies:  Fort Delaware's Prison Community in the Civil War

Confederate prisoners in the Civil War were held at Fort Delaware, located on a small piece of ground, Pea Patch Island, in the middle of the Delaware River. The book tells the story of Southern prisoners trying to survive and Northern guards trying to endure the desolate outpost.
Price:  $18.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling

The Selling of an Author

The Selling of an Author

The work of an author isn’t completed when the manuscript is written. Authors need to work to promote their work. This book provides authors with unique ideas to increase sales of their books.
Price:  $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling
"The Selling of an Author is ideal for anyone aspiring to make a    
living from the craft of writing, regardless of personal experience in
the marketing realm.  Highly recommended."
Midwest Book Review
Along the Brandywine River

Along the Brandywine River

Postcards from Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum and the Battle of Brandywine are all contained in this pictorial history book. Mills galore, including ones of the du Pont empire, were all constructed along the Brandywine. Along the Brandywine River tells the story of the historic Brandywine River from its origins in Chester County to Wilmington, Delaware, through more than 200 vintage post cards.
Price:  $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling

Eyewitness To The Settlement of The West
Eyewitness to the Settlement of the West

Jacob Wright Harlan was a member of the Donner party, took part in the gold rush, fought for California independence, met Captain John Freemont and owned parts of San Francisco. The book tells the true story of Harlan and recounts the Harlan family history, which dates to 1687 in New Castle, Delaware.
Price: $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling
West Chester - Six Walking Tours

West Chester - Six Walking Tours

Walk the streets of West Chester, Pennsylvania, past where President Abraham Lincoln’s campaign biography was printed, stop and see the Tiffany glass in the town’s library and admire the architecture of many of the buildings designed by Thomas U. Walter, who designed the U.S. Capitol. West Chester was selected as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More than 4,200 structures are now in the National Register and this book explores the best of them in neighborhoods dating from 1686.  It's the perfect companion for strolling through West Chester's streets on a beautiful day or as a memento for lovers of history, architecture and small town living.
Price:  $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling

Chester County Mushroom Farming

Chester County Mushroom Farming

The Mushroom Capitol of the World is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Vintage photographs depict the early growing process of mushrooms and the pioneers who began the American Mushroom Institute.  This book traces the contributions of the Quaker, Italian and Hispanic cultures to the industry. The book highlights mushroom advertising, mushroom parades, mushroom clothing and all things mushroom.
Price:  $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling

History of  West Chester PA

West Chester

The historic town of West Chester, county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania, is shown through more than 200 vintage postcards. The West Chester Normal School, now West Chester University, is seen as it appeared in the early 20th century. Horticultural Hall, scene of the first women’s convention in Pennsylvania, is located in West Chester along with many other historic buildings.
Price:  $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling


History of Coatesville PA


Lukens Steel, a leader in the production of specialty steel began in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Rebecca Lukens, one of the first women CEOs in the nation ran Lukens. Many grand Victorian mansions dotted the streets of Coatesville in the early 20th century. Coatesville was also the site of the last lynching in the North. The town’s story is told through more than 200 photographs.
Price:  $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling

"Your lecture was very interesting and informative.  I
learned a lot!  Hope you write more books in the future."

History of Downingtown PA


The East Branch of the Brandywine River runs through Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The town was known for its paper and other mills. The more than 200 vintage photographs from the Downingtown Area Historical Society tell the story of town that pre-dates the American Revolution.
Price:  $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling


History of Parkesburg PA


The town was first known as Fountain Inn after the 1730's tavern. Parkesburg had Chester County’s first radio station and airfield in the early 20th century. Fountain Inn was renamed Parkesburg after prominent politician John G. Parke. The Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, which later became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, played a role in the town’s history. The book depicts Parkesburg in more than 200 vintage photographs.
Price:  $22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling


Republican Party in Chester County PA

The Republican Committee of Chester County

The book was researched and written to honor the 150th anniversary of founding of the Republican Party in Chester County. The book recounts those that formed the party and those that supported President Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President. The history of the GOP is recounted in the book.
Price:  $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling


History of A. Duie Pyle trucking company
The First 85 Years:  A History of A. Duie Pyle

From a modest one-man operation, the A. Duie Pyle trucking company has grown into a
diversified network of 30 facilities and 2,000 plus employees.  Follow three generations
of the Pyle-Latta family through the Great Depression, World War II, labor strife and
industry deregulation and consolidation. 
Not for Sale.
The History Of Caln Township
Spanning the Centuries: The History of Caln Township in the American Landscape
Caln Township was part of Chester County, one of William Penn’s original three counties of Pennsylvania. Caln played a vital role in the development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Chester County. Co-authored along with daughter Melissa A. Mowday.
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