New West Chester book from Arcadia Publishing featured on radio show, talks and book signings

Bruce and Melissa Mowday authored Modern Views of West Chester

DOWNINGTOWN _ A new West Chester book released by Arcadia Publishing by father and daughter Bruce and Melissa Mowday is being featured this month on WCHE radio and a number of book talks and signings.

Bruce Mowday and Ray Doyle, one of the photographers contributing to the West Chester book, will take part in the Living History show on WCHE – 1520 AM on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m.

The West Chester Rotary on November 10 will hear a presentation by Bruce Mowday on the book and Bruce and Melissa will have the book available at a number of community events, including Thursday’s merchants’ faire at Tel Hai in Honey Brook from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. On Saturday Bruce will be signing books at the Hankin Library, Chester Springs, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Signed copies of Images of Modern America: West Chester are available from Bruce Mowday by contacting him at The cost of the book is $22.95. All of Bruce’s books can be seen at

Bruce’s other book signings include November 12 at noon at the Sanderson Museum, Chadds Ford; and Kathy’s Corner Store, North East, Md., from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

He will give two talks on his book on the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia, this month. On November 10 at 10:00 a.m. he will be at the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary event at Hershey’s Mill and on November 15 he will be at the West Caln Historical Society at 7:00 p.m.

Bruce will also be the keynote speaker at the Lower Providence Township fundraiser on November 12 at 9:00 a.m. and will talk about his book on Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story at the Birdsboro Rotary Club on December 1 at 6:30 p.m. He will give another talk on Pickett’s Charge on December 15 in King of Prussia before a group of retired GE employees.

Citadel Federal Credit Union is hosting two talks, one with author Karol Collins at the Thorndale branch on Friday, November 25, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and the other at the Downingtown branch on December 16 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Bruce’s December schedule includes signings at the Downingtown Library on December 3 from 9:00 a.m. until noon and at Historic Sugartown on December 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Chester County Commissioner Chairman Terence Farrell will join Bruce on WCHE’s Living History show on December 7 at 1 p.m. to talk about Pearl Harbor.

He has three Christmas book signings at Barnes & Noble, Exton, and one at Books A Million in Exton Square. On November 26 he will be at BAM from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Barnes & Noble signings are December 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., December 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and December 24 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

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. Mowday 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. Mowday 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 Valley Forge Park Alliance and 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