Lafayette’s heroics detailed in 18 events and three states

Events upcoming at The General Warren and Brandywine River Museum of Art

April 6, 2022

Lafayette’s heroics at Brandywine

and during the American Revolution

subject of talks in three states, 18 events

Upcoming presentations include General Warren and Brandywine River Museum

WEST CHESTER _ Lafayette’s heroic role in gaining America’s freedom is the subject of at least 18 events in three states in the coming months. The presentations are being given by author Bruce E. Mowday on his latest book, Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero.

The book by the West Chester-based author was released late in 2021 by Barricade Publishing of New York and is its second printing. At times, the book ranked in the top 1 percent of books listed on Amazon.

“Lafayette was a main reason why France aided us in the American Revolution. Without France’s support, especially its navy, we wouldn’t have won our freedom, Mowday said. “I’ve found many people know of Lafayette but not the specifics of the great service he performed for America. My book tells Lafayette’s dynamic story.”

Lafayette set sail to aid America on April 20, 1777. On April 20, 2022, the 245th anniversary of the event, Mowday is giving a special presentation, “Sailing to the Americas …Lafayette to the Rescue!, at The General Warren, 9 Old Lancaster Road, Malvern.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to meet Mowday as he discusses Lafayette. Dinner is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Mowday will conclude his presentation after dinner. Signed copies of Monday’s books will be available for purchase during the event. The cost is $25.00 per autographed book.  A very special dinner is being served. The cost is $55.00 per person and reservations are required. To make reservations, call The General Warren at 610.296.3637 or visit to reserve a table using Open Table (please add message you are attending LECTURE).

Just added to Mowday’ schedule is a talk and book signing at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on June 2. The time of the talk is being determined. The next Lafayette event is April 13 for the West Chester Rotary at 7:00 a.m.

Also, Mowday will be a featured speaker at the American Revolution Book Festival on April 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Trolley Barn Public Market, 116 East Broad Street, Quakertown.

During May, Mowday will have three events in Fayetteville, N.C., and in October he will be doing signings in Yorktown, VA., as part of the anniversary events marking the surrender of Yorktown.

For all of Mowday’s engagements, see the events section on his website, The website also lists all of the more than 20 books he authored on history, true crime business and sports. To order signed copies, contact Mowday at

“You made me fall in love with Lafayette,” one reader penned to Mowday. Chuck Schwan of the American Friends of Lafayette wrote, “I have been a “Lafayette-sit” for more than a dozen years, this book spoke to me in a way no other book has. It is not simply a biography of a description of events, but a detailed explanation of the genesis of Lafayette’s ascent to hero status.”