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ZOOM FDR: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
     
Sold Out (Win95/98/3.1) (Retail) (FDRPR)
 

Corbis

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Ratings:

5 stars from ComputerLife

A Legend in His Own Time. An Inspiration in Ours.

He changed the course of history - like no other president before or since. He was a uniquely American hero: a strong man in a wheelchair, an aristocrat with the common touch, a president in desperate times. Explore the life and legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose four unprecedented terms spanned the Great Depression and World War II.

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore the Roosevelt family homes, room-by-room, discovering the stories behind FDR's struggles, triumphs, and lasting personal relationships.

Step back into the society and politics of this bygone era.

Go behind the scenes at Hyde Park, the White House, Warm Springs, and Campobello - and enter areas normally restricted from public view.

See the drama unfold

History comes alive in multimedia exhibits that spotlight pivotal American events, from Pearl Harbor to Yalta.

Watch rare newsreel footage, examine vital documents, and hear the rousing speeches that inspired a nation.

Renowned historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Geoffrey Ward, and William Leuchtenburg provide insight into the most important moments of FDR's life and presidency.

Chart a course through history

Interwoven timelines reveal the depth of these momentous times - from the birth of FDR in 1882 to Eleanor Roosevelt's death in 1962.

Immerse yourself in critical national and global events, daily life in America, and FDR's extraordinary partnership with Eleanor, a first lady like no other.

Requirements: Multimedia PC with 486/33 or better, 8MB RAM (Microsoft 3.1), 12MB RAM (Microsoft Windows 95), 256 color Super VGA display, double speed CD-ROM drive, 8-bit Windows compatible sound card and speakers, mouse, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.

Reviews:

ComputerLife, February 1997

"Long before sound bites were in vogue, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was tossing off slogans like 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself' and 'war is a contagion' and inspiring a nation of people ravaged by the Great Depression. His legacy of public works and social programs endures, and he's revered far and wide as a great humanitarian and statesman. Corbis Publishing's wonderful FDR reveals the man behind the presidency and offers a nostalgic and respectful view of the 32nd president of the United States.

"The title, created with the help of renowned historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Geoffrey Ward, and Bill Leuchtenburg, brings FDR to life through vintage audio clips, newsreel footage, rare photographs, and personal documents. I was able to travel back in time to view FDR's inaugural address, relive the dramatic first 100 days of his presidency, witness the bombing of Pearl Harbor, learn how he hid his wheelchair from the public, and meet Roosevelt's wife and their family members. Coverage of such diverse events as the stockmarket crash of 1929, Eleanor Roosevelt's first women-only press conference, and the 1939 broadcast of H. G. Wells's 'War of the Worlds' gave me a real sense of the period during which FDR governed.

"Its accessible interface, sense of humor, fantastic renderings of Roosevelt's residences, and plethora of historical documents make FDR a must-have for my multimedia library. The disc, like the man it profiles, serves as a standard by which others should be measured."

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