Stealing Wyeth talks in Radnor and Oxford

Connecticult Civil War Round Table hears talk on J. Howard Wert's Gettysburg

January 3, 2020

          Author Bruce Mowday will give two talks on his true crime book Stealing Wyeth to begin 2020.

The first talk will be on Tuesday, January 7 before the Oxford Historical Society, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 246 North 3rd Street. On Wednesday, January 8, Mowday will give a presentation at the Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“Stealing Wyeth was released in August by Barricade Books and has been very popular,” Mowday said. “In December the book was ranking in the top 0.3 percent of all books listed on Amazon. The book is already in its fourth printing.”

The Hershey’s Mill television station, West Chester, is also taping a half-hour show on Stealing Wyeth on Tuesday, January 7.

Stealing Wyeth tells the story of the theft of 15 paintings, including seven by famed artist Andrew Wyeth and six more by his son, renowned artist Jamie Wyeth from the Andrew Wyeth estate. The paintings were transported out-of-state and hidden in the ground and in the back of old cars to avoid being discovered.

“The book details the Wyeth family, the criminals and the law enforcement team that brought the criminals to justice,” Mowday said. “Large crowds have attended talks and signings, including one last month with Jamie Wyeth at the Farnsworth Museum in Maine.”

Mowday has a talk scheduled on his book J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg on Saturday, January 18 at noon before the Connecticut Civil War Round Table at the Torrington Library. The Wert book details the largest private collection of artifacts from Gettysburg and the Wert family. J. Howard Wert was a spy and scout for the Union during Gettysburg.

Mowday will also have copies of his newly-released book, Emotional Gettysburg. The book features original art work by Karl J. Kuerner, the only painter taught by Andrew and Carolyn Wyeth, and essays by Mowday. “This is a unique book on Gettysburg,” Mowday said. “The historical and emotional aspects of Gettysburg are tied to Gettysburg today.”

Mowday has authored three books on Gettysburg, including Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story. Mowday is combining his three books in a new presentation, “Three Views of Gettysburg.” To schedule a talk, contact Mowday at