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

What's New:

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGnHIVhPasI&feature=youtu.be

Cecil Whig did a preview on a Bruce Mowday talk on Pickett's Charge. See http://www.cecildaily.com/features/misc_features/article_5c12738e-fc30-5316-aef7-18e46cf0db16.html.

C-SPAN aired show on Sunday, October 20 on talk by Bruce Mowday on Battle of Brandywine.

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. ... It is a rare find to read a book that organizes verified research within an intelligent narrative; it inspires my imagination and engenders an even deeper respect for the subject. Thank you for your effort, conviction, and talent. You have brought much happiness, satisfaction, and encouragement to my life. While that may sound a bit dramatic -- and it is -- it remains nonetheless true and I would be forever remiss to have not offered my appreciation."

Bruce was in New York City for a talk on the Battle of Brandywine on Thursday, August 15 at the historic Fraunces Tavern. C-SPAN recorded Bruce's talk.

Bruce's latest book, Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story has arrived and is avaialble for purchase. To see Bruce's talk at the National Steel Museum in Coatesville, go to http://3ctvlive.com/gs_mowday_lecture_5_2_13.cfm.

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) interviewed Bruce Mowday  about his new book, Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story on July 3 at 3 p.m., live from Gettysburg's 150th anniversary celebration.
Bruce took part in the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg : with seven book signings on on July 1, 2 and 3 in Gettysburg. For Bruce's article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Gettysburg, see http://articles.philly.com/2013-07-01/news/40288220_1_philadelphia-brigade-gettysburg-men-gettysburg-150-years

Celebrate The Book: A Central Pennsylvania Book Festival has contracted with Bruce to give a presentation on Getting Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at its festival at St. Patrick's Parh in Carlise. See
(www.celebratethebook.com). 

Main Line Suburban Life's Ray Hoffman wrote an excellent column on January 7, 2013, on Bruce's new book on Jim Herr. The column is reprinted on this website under the NEWS section.

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.

Bruce Mowday named 2012 Grand Marshal of Coatesville Christmas Parade.


Chester County Library Honors Bruce Mowday by including his name on the Library Mural. From the cememony,  "In the Fall of 2011 the Library held a contest of our patrons to help select the Author names that would go on the lobby mural. We received 180 responses and 27 Authors were selected, four of when were from Chester County."

Plantation Field: The Mowday Group handled local media relations for the event and received this comment: "I do not think that anyone in a couple of hundred miles of here did not know that the best event ever took place last weekend."

Arcadia Publishing has placed Bruce's Downingtown book in Cracker Barrell restaurant.

County Lines Magazine reported on Bruce's book on Jim Herr. Please see http://www.countylinesmagazine.com/article.aspx?aid=940

Arthur Kade has posted his interview with Bruce Mowday on Bruce's books on Richie Ashburn and Jailing The Johnston Gang. See http://arthurkade.com/2012/01/getting-philadelphias-most-beloved-athlete-richie-ashburn-into-the-hall-of-fame-with-bestselling-author-bruce-mowday/

Main Line Today made Bruce's book Richie Ashburn ... Why the Hall Not? The Amazing Journey to Cooperstown a "MLT Musts/things we like." The article said: Written by "seasoned Chester County-based writer Bruce E. Mowday, Why the Hall Not? is brimming with feisty anecdotes about the inimitable Whitey, along with all the proof you'd ever need to account for his greatness on the field and in the broadcast booth."

Sisters In Crime:
10/16/11 E-mail: Dear Bruce: Thanks, so much, for the GREAT presentation on the Johnston Gang at yesterday's Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime meeting.  Everyone was on the edge of their seats as you led us through the beginning of the gang and their subsequent arrest and trials.  I can't wait to read your book, as I'm sure there are many more details about this local group that only the length of a book could encompass.   All of us were amazed at the brutality and cunning of the gang.  A novel wouldn't be half as entertaining or chilling. Thanks for bringing books to sell.  Many of us enjoy reading what the speaker has talked about and adding an autographed copy to our personal shelves.  Again, thanks for the great morning.  You were enjoyed by all! Sue Fellman Jacob,  VP, Programs Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime

Comments:
Johnston Book talk:
I just want you to know how very impressed residents were with your talk about the Johnson Gang. The response was so positive for the unexpected angle you presented...that of the investigation as opposed to just the crimes and punishment. It made so many of us identify with you and your three years of research and determination to find answers. The fact that you had personal contact with the main characters added color and credibility to your accounts. Really--it was so very interesting!!
Thanks you so much, Bruce. I hope we can call on you again for another of your varied subjects. I'll watch the press for your Gettysburg publication date...and will call you soon after!

Book Signing: "Worth coming (to Chadds Ford Days) just to meet you."
West Chester Rotary: "Really enjoyed your talk today at Rotary!  You have a way of making history interesting."

Richie Ashburn talk: "Thanks ... for your absorbing talk last night, Bruce."
Talk at Delaware County Community College:  "Just wanted to thank you for the great talk you gave last week. My students enjoyed it and who knows maybe they'll launch their own writing career."
Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber of Commerce: "Our members thoroughly enjoyed your talk and loved your books. It is inspiring to see the impact local authors have on our community and at large."


 

Books

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 Mowday@mowday.com

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
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

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

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

Coatesville

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

Downingtown

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

Parkesburg

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.
Not for Sale.
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