J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg book receives national attention

Bruce schedules talks and signings in Pennsylvania and Maryland

April 2, 2018

Chester County author Bruce Mowday

tapes Pennsylvania Cable Network show

on new book, J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg

Bruce is also featured speaker at events throughout Pennsylvania

and book is scheduled to be featured in a Civil War magazine

 DOWNINGTOWN _ Chester County author Bruce Mowday completed taping on Thursday of a Pennsylvania Cable Network show on his new book, J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg. The show is a segment for PCN’s It’s History series and is scheduled to be aired in July but exact date hasn’t been determined.

“Being involved in the research and writing of the book has been a great thrill,” Mowday said. “The Wert collection is the largest private collection of artifacts from Gettysburg. There are many historic items in the collection, including the podium used by Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address.”

The book, released by Schiffer Publishing of Atglen, has gained national recognition and is slated to be included in the July edition of the Civil War Monitor magazine. J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg was ranked on Amazon last week in the top 1 percent of books listed on the internet site.

Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 15 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, Hollywood and Beyond, Whatcha Got, and Philadelphia and local television shows. Mowday has hosted his own radio shows, has been editor of magazines and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a former board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance. He is a board member of the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups. For more information on Mowday, his books and his schedule of events, see www.mowday.com.

“I have a number of upcoming speaking and signing engagements in April and May and many involve the Wert book,” Mowday said. “My first talk is on April 12 at the Parkesburg Library. I’ll bring along some of my Gettysburg artifacts for the talk. I hope everyone can join us at 7:00 p.m.”

Mowday will also be speaking and signing books at the 2nd annual Kemper Civil War Days, 42 Community Drive, Kempton, on April 14 and April 15. His talk on Lincoln at Gettysburg will take place on April 15 at noon.

“The Wert book has Kennett Square connections and I’m speaking before the Longwood Rotary on May 3 at 7:00 a.m. at Longwood Gardens,” Mowday said. “Bayard Taylor and his brother have artifacts pictured in the book.”

Two additional talks on the Wert book will take place on May 15 Mowday before the West Caln Historical Society at the West Caln Township building at 7:00 p.m. and the following day before the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War at the American Legion building in West Chester at 7:00 p.m.

Mowday also has three other book talks scheduled in the coming weeks. He’ll be speaking on Jailing The Johnston Gang on April 5 at the Kennett Shriners club at 7:30 p.m. On April 10 he’ll talk about his three West Chester books at the Hilltoppers group at Willistown United Methodist Church and on April 17 he’ll give a presentation before the Brandywine Valley Writers Group at 7:00 p.m. at Ryan’s Pub in West Chester on his book just released by Barricade Books of Fort Lee, N.J., titled Selling Your Book.

Also, Mowday will have four book signings at different venues in May.

“I’m very much looking forward to my May 4 signing during First Friday in Oxford at the Outback Trading Company. I’ll be there from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. On Mother’s Day I’ll be in North East, Maryland, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Kathy’s Corner Shop,” Mowday said.

Mowday was asked to take part in the Chester County Open Studio Tour for artists on May 19 and May 20. “Artist Adrian Martinez was kind enough to ask me to join him at his Washington Avenue, Downingtown, studio. I’m be there during the morning of May 19 and all of My 20,” Mowday said.

Mowday will also take part in the 10th annual Fashion For The Cure event benefitting the Cathy Miller Cancer Fund at the Concord Country Club at 6:30 p.m.

For organizations wanting to schedule a talk or for individuals wanting to purchase books, contact Mowday at mowday@mowday.com.