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Two Discs on War History Cover the American Revolution and the Vietnam War

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Two Discs on War History Cover the American Revolution and the Vietnam War

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Now there are multimedia discs available on both the American Revolution and the Vietnam War. Both feature special reports and color photographs.

The American Revolution

Primary Source Media, publisher of a broad range of current events and historical CD-ROMs, has announced the release of The American Revolution CD-ROM, the latest title of the series, American Journey: History in Your Hands. The American Revolution presents the birth of a nation through primary source documents, including the text of the original draft of the Declaration of Independence. It also features interactive maps focusing on the social life of the colonies, highlighting language and customs from the Revolutionary War era.

"The American Revolution will provide vivid detail on the formation of our country through primary documents from the colonialists, Native Americans, and our forefathers," said Leigh Watson Healy, vice president, sales and marketing, of Primary Source Media.

Exhibiting more than 300 images, 150 of which are in full color, The American Revolution features documents with first-hand descriptions of battles of Trenton and Princeton by George Washington and recent color photographs of a refurbished operating colonial printing press. In addition, it enables access to literary works by such authors as Mercy Otis Warren, Ethan Allen, Philip Freneau, John Leacock, Phillis Wheatley, and Benjamin Franklin.

The American Revolution is a user-friendly hypertext CD-ROM in which Primary Source Media's editors have interwoven images, text, and audio into a rich learning environment.

Minimum and recommended requirements for Windows are 486-based processor with a minimum of 510 K of free conventional memory, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher, 3 MB of free hard disk space (if QuickTime is resident on your computer), 8 MB of RAM, QuickTime for Windows 2.0 (included), a VGA monitor with 640 x 480 x 256 colors, a double-speed CD-ROM drive, and an 8-bit sound card (or better) and speakers (optional).

Minimum and recommended requirements for Macintosh computers are 68040/25 MHz or higher (including Power PCS), system 7. …

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