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Local Author Talk: "Three Views of Gettysburg" with Bruce Mowday

Local Author Talk: "Three Views of Gettysburg" with Bruce Mowday In-Person

On the second day of the epic Civil War battle at Gettysburg, the brother of noted Kennett Square author Bayard Taylor was killed. Chester County author Bruce E. Mowday has written three books on Gettysburg, including J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg, based on the largest private collection of artifacts of the battle, including some from the Taylor family.  Bruce’s first book on Gettysburg was Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story, the first written on the Union defenders of Pickett’s Charge, whose Union troops helped save the country on July 3, 1863. In his third book, Emotional Gettysburg, Bruce wrote essays inspired by the original paintings by Chadds Ford artist Karl J. Kuerner. Many readers have said they will never look at Gettysburg the same way.

Local author Bruce E. Mowday, an award-winning author and newspaper reporter, has authored more than 20 books on history, sports, business and true crime. He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including Counter Culture, a PBS Emmy-winning show, the Discovery ID channel, ReelZ network, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, Hollywood and Beyond, Our American Heritage, Whatcha Got, Journey into the Civil War, Chronicles of the American Civil War as well as local television and radio stations.

Bruce was a guest on the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Revolution 250 and featured in the Authors of the American Revolution Congress hosted by Nathan’s Papers. 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.  He has hosted his own radio shows, edited 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 www.mowday.com.

A member of the American Friends of Lafayette, Bruce is the Chester County Coordinator for the Lafayette Bicentennial Celebration in 2024 and 2025. He is also a member of the county’s 250th committee planning for a celebration of our nation’s founding.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event.

Thursday, July 20, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Struble Room
Chester County Library
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