Peter Serko

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The Battle of Gettysburg Videos

The Battle of Gettysburg Videos

Below, find a YouTube playlist (more videos available via the menu in the upper right corner) on The Battle of Gettysburg. The first video will give you a good idea of what and where the fighting happened on Day #1,…

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Tappan Howell Letters

Tappan Howell Letters

Tappan Howell, Hattie’s uncle, was 19 years old when he was mortally wounded at The Battle of South Mountain in September 1862. He died two weeks later in a hospital…

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Hannibal Howell Letters

Hannibal Howell Letters

These letters come from two sources: one, my cousin Lois Phelps Brown, who got them from her father shortly before his death. Two letters (the last two) from the Clara…

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Engagements

Engagements

2024 April 22-26 Artist In Residence McMurray Middle School Vashon, WA May 11 Reading and book talk Schuyler County Historical Society Where: Logan Landmark Burdett, NY 2023 October 20, 2023…

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Why Students Should Read Hattie’s War

Why Students Should Read Hattie’s War

In Hattie’s War, young readers will find a story that entertains and enlightens, encouraging them to challenge conventions, pursue their passions, and fight for their place in the world. It’s…

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Themes In Hattie’s War

Themes In Hattie’s War

Several key themes resonate through the book’s narrative. These themes contribute to the story’s richness and offer deeper insights into the human condition and historical context, offering rich material for…

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AI Fails

AI Fails

Let’s face it: like it or not, AI is a fantastic technology… but it’s not perfect. I used several ChatGPT apps to generate images: Consistent Character GPT and Glibatree Art…

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Why Your Book Club Should Dive Into “Hattie’s War”

Why Your Book Club Should Dive Into “Hattie’s War”

Hattie’s War is more than a historical novel; it’s a doorway to rich discussions, personal reflections, and a deeper understanding of the human condition through the lens of history. It…

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Teacher’s Guide

Teacher’s Guide

Overview This guide is designed to facilitate discussions and activities around Hattie’s War, a novel that not only immerses students in the post-Civil War era but also explores themes of…

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Leveraging AI

Leveraging AI

Creating marketing and promotion material for Hattie’s War allowed me to dabble in AI finally, something I’ve been interested in learning about but never had a solid reason to give…

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Book Trailer

Book Trailer

https://vimeo.com/911392945

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