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Multi-Media Review: FDR : AH

8/19/2000 • Reviews

FDR (Corbis, $40.00).

Through newsreel footage; black and white photographs; vintage audio clips; and diaries kept by the White House usher that provide a day by day, hour by hour, account of the president’s activities, this CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows examines the four-term presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945). Divided into 11 chapters–Nothing to Fear; The First Ten Days; Legacies of the New Deal; The Changing Face of America; A President in Isolation; The Inner Circle; Seasons of Dilemma; Pearl Harbor; Hour by Hour; A Nation at War; and To Yalta and Back–this program spotlights pivotal events in the history of the United States during the years 1931-45.Also provided are biographies of the president himself; First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962); FDR’s secretary Marguerite “Missy” LeHand (1898-1944); Louis Howe (1871-1936), one of his closest aides; Harry Hopkins(1890-1946), a trusted advisor during World War II; daughter Anna Roosevelt (1906- ), who became his helper and confidante during his last years at the White House; and Margaret “Daisy” Suckley (1891-1991), sixth cousin, companion, and unofficial nurse during the war years.

 

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