Barricade Books Publishing’s soon to be released book, Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero, ranked in top 4 percent of Amazon books during June

Eight of author Bruce E. Mowday’s books were in the same category during June with Jailing the Johnston Gang in the top 1 percent

July 2, 2021

            WEST CHESTER, Pa _ Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero, to be released in October by Barricade Books of Fort Lee, N.J., was ranked in the top four percent of books on Amazon on June 20, according to Amazon.

“I’m delighted with the pre-sales of the Lafayette book, but not surprised,” said author Bruce E. Mowday. “This book will redefine the battle of Brandywine and introduce Lafayette, a true American hero, to Americans. I’ve had so many positive reviews and comments on the books from Lafayette historians.”

From the book’s foreword by Chuck Schwam of The American Friends of Lafayette, “It is probably true that every author has at least one ideal reader in mind as he or she writes.  For Bruce Mowday, that reader was me.  As I have been a “Lafayette-ist” for more than a dozen years now, this book spoke to me in a way no other book has.  It is not simply a biography or a description of events, but a detailed explanation of the genesis of Lafayette’s ascent to hero status.”

Mowday is taking orders for signed, first edition, first printings of the book. The book lists for $24.95. Contact Mowday at Mowday’s books, he has authored more than 20, can be seen at

“The battle of Brandywine was a major setback for General George Washington, his troops, Congress and the fight for American freedom. For more than 240 years, Brandywine has been wrongfully viewed as a total disaster. What has been missed has been the importance of Lafayette at Brandywine and his shedding of his blood for American freedom,” Mowday said.

On June 20, 2021, Lafayette ranked in the top 4 percent of Amazon listed books. Seven other books by Mowday were also highly ranked: In the top 1 percent was Jailing the Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers to Justice on June 2; in the top 2 percent were Stealing Wyeth on June 19, J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg, Coatesville on June 9, and Downingtown on June 13; and in the top four percent, Life with Flavor on June 28, Emotional Gettysburg on June 13 and Lafayette on June 20.

“I’m beginning to receive many invitations to talk on the new Lafayette book and my other books. Any organizations wishing to schedule a talk should contact me at

For July, Mowday is signing books at White Chimney’s 300th anniversary celebration on Route 30, Gap, beginning at noon. He is talking about Lafayette at 1:30 p.m. He is doing a private signing in Chadds Ford on July 11 and will appear at the West Whiteland Summer Craft Fair at Miller Park on July 17 from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Mowday is scheduled to give a talk on the Johnston gang on July 30 to the Chester County Probation and Parole department.