Pennsylvania Cable Network features Lafayette at Brandywine on February 6

High praise for Mowday's book as he has 20 appearnces scheduled in five states

February 2, 2022

Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero

featured on Pennsylvania Cable Network on Sunday

 Author Bruce E. Mowday has more than 20 appearances

scheduled in five states, so far, in 2022

            WEST CHESTER, PA _ The Pennsylvania Cable Network is featuring an interview with author Bruce E. Mowday in connection with his new book, Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero.           

“I’m honored to be asked back as a guest on PCN’s excellent show PA Books. Host Phil Beckman does a wonderful job. PCN always presents strong show’s on Pennsylvania history.”

The interview on Lafayette at Brandywine is scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 6. The show will be repeated at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7. Mowday has appeared on PCN on a number of occasions in connection with his books on the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero focuses on the importance of the Battle of Brandywine in American history and Lafayette’s many contributions to the freedom won in the American Revolution. The book was released by Barricade Publishing in October.

“For too long, Brandywine has been relegated to a lesser event in our history. This engagement has been viewed as a major loss by General George Washington’s army and nothing more. Indeed, Brandywine was a military defeat. Brandywine also played an important part in winning our freedom. During the late afternoon of September 11, 1777, Lafayette shed his blood in the cause of our liberty. This was the beginning of Lafayette’s ascent as an American hero. I’ve been gratified with the reception of the book,” Mowday said.

Some of the comments on Mowday’s book include:

  • “Bruce, you are a great storyteller telling a great story.”
  • “You have created a living breathing context from thoroughly researched facts and revealed the meaning of a story we desperately need today. A story about an honest and honorable man, brilliant and passionate.”
  • “Andre Malreaux, the mid-20th century French politician, philosopher and writer once said, ‘All great history is written as if it were a novel.’ You have done this – and you have done it in the very best place and in the nick of time.”
  • “THANK YOU SO MUCH…..I was up until 3AM reading….! GREAT GREAT GREAT!”
  • “Dear Bruce, I received your fine new book yesterday, and have been reading it with great pleasure. For me and probably for many others you have redefined two familiar concepts: Brandywine and Lafayette. I no longer think of Brandywine as a defeat but rather as a test that was met.”
  • “For me Lafayette was just a name. Now I think of him as a very young aristocrat with a family tradition dating back to Joan of Arc but now what can he fight for? Freemasonry? Maybe. Then along comes the American Revolution and George Washington. He no longer feels guilt about being a martial aristocrat because he realizes he can make some positive use of that tradition. But to really get going he has to be tested seriously in action, and that happened at Brandywine.”
  • “We now have a personal story as meaningful as Paul Revere’s ride. Congratulations!”
  • “I zoomed in by phone today to hear your really excellent talk about LaFayette, many insights and much information so valuable to understand America’s friend!”
  • This is an overdue note of appreciation for your work, Lafayette at Brandywine. I wanted to pass along that I thoroughly enjoyed the book, I very much enjoyed learning so many facts of which I had been previously ignorant, Bravo!
  • Great podcast Bruce. You were very articulate and knowledgeable.
  • I recently finished your wonderful book. Since I live on Meetinghouse Road, my property is in the midst of this historic event and I learned much more about the background and the amazing heroics of General Lafayette (and Washington). Thank you for such an inspiring work. (It should be mandatory reading for the autocrats in this country!)”
  • “Your portrayal of Lafayette was especially moving and, once more, GW was lucky to have him, and the French investments, so that he could succeed and receive British surrender.”
  • Bruce has “a keen sense of curiosity and a gumshoe’s nose for storytelling.”
  • “You made me love Lafayette.”

“I’ve found that many people know of Lafayette, his name appears across the United States, but they don’t know the details of Lafayette’s life in America. We should all know and appreciate what he did for our freedom,” Mowday said.

Mowday is scheduling talks and book signings for 2022. He already has more than 20 events on his calendar. If a group would like Bruce to talk or conduct a signing, contact him at For information on all of his books, see If anyone would like to purchase a signed book, send a message to

On Saturday, Bruce is giving a presentation on Lafayette before the Sons of the American Revolution in Morgantown. He has a presentation before the Daughters of the American Revolution in Quarryville on March 5.

“I’m especially looking forward to September and October,” Mowday said. “I’ll be in Yorktown for the anniversary of the surrender of the British. I’m also giving a talk at the historic Hale Byrne house in Delaware where Lafayette celebrated his 20th birthday, a few days before the Battle of Brandywine.  The battle will be highlighted at Chadds Ford Days and a re-enactment at Sandy Hallow on the Brandywine battlefield.”

Mowday is being featured at three events in May in Fayetteville, North Carolina. “Another great honor is taking part in the event of the Authors of the American Revolution Book Festival in Quakertown on April 23. I’m to be a panel member.”

Bruce E. Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 20 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on numerous television shows, including Counter Culture, a PBS Emmy-winning show, the Discovery ID channel, ReelZ network, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, Hollywood and Beyond, Whatcha Got, Journey into the Civil War, Chronicles of the American Civil War and local television stations. He was a guest on the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Revolution 250. Bruce is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups. The Congress of Civil War Round Tables has named Bruce a “5-Star” speaker.  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 and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. For more information on Mowday, his books and his schedule of events, see