Friday, September 28, 2012

Gen. Warren Inne to host kickoff for new book, 'Reporting the Revolutionary War'

I received the below press release from Chester County author Bruce Mowday regarding an event for the soon-to-be released book "Reporting The Revolutionary War: Before It Was History It Was News" by Todd Andrlik (Sourcebooks, Nov. 1, 2012, 400 pp., $39.99):

General Warren Inne hosts Chester County kickoff
of new book Reporting The Revolutionary War
with special event on Wednesday, Nov. 14

Author Bruce Mowday will give a talk on book and local history

          MALVERN - The General Warren Inne is hosting the Chester County kickoff event of an exciting new book, Reporting The Revolutionary War: Before It Was History It Was News.

            The book is scheduled for release in the beginning of November by Sourcebooks, Inc. of Naperville, Illinois. According to the publisher, “Coming together to help put the original newspapers accounts in context are 37 top historians — professors, scholars, authors and park rangers — who have contributed more than 60 fascinating essays that chronicle the impact these papers made on America’s War of Independence.”

            “I was honored to be asked to contribute the sections on the battles of Brandywine and Germantown,” Chester County author and journalist Bruce Mowday said. Mowday authored the book September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia.

            Mowday will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, November 14, 2012, event at the General Warren Inne, 9 Old Lancaster Avenue, Malvern. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a chance to talk to Mowday and look at the 400-page full-color book. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. with Mowday’s talk following.

            “The General Warren is a historic inn that is linked to the American Revolution,” proprietor Patrick J. Byrne said. “We are happy to host the kickoff event. We’ve prepared a special menu for the night. This is a perfect setting for Reporting The Revolutionary War and Bruce, an engaging speaker, author and journalist, is the right person to give the talk.” 

            The special menu includes a first choice of General Warren House Salad, Snapper Soup with Sherry, Wild Mushroom Soup or Caesar Salad. The entrĂ©e course will be a choice of Grilled North Atlantic Salmon, Crab Cake, Roasted Chicken Breast, Vegetarian Penne Pasta or Grilled Sirloin Steak. Petit Sweets and Petit Fours will be served during Mowday’s talk.

            The cost of the meal, including soft beverages and coffee, is $45.00 per person. Taxes, gratuities and alcoholic beverages are additional. “We’re expecting a good crowd so reservations are recommended,” Byrne said. Reservations can be made by E-mailing to or calling the inne at 610 296-3637.

“From one of America's leading Revolutionary War newspaper archivists, Todd Andrlik, and guided by scores of historians and experts, Reporting the Revolutionary War brings you into the homes of Americans and lets you see through their eyes the tinderbox of war as it explodes,” according to the publisher. Andrlik authored some of the chapters. The book costs $39.99 and will be available for sale.

Mowday will also have some of his other books at the event. He has authored books on serial murderers, Jailing The Johnston Gang, Jim Herr, Life With Flavor, Richie Ashburn, Why The Hall Not, and others. For a full listing see To contact Mowday, E-mail him at

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