THE ALAMO: VICTORY OR DEATH
(Archimedia Interactive, $59.95). The drama of the Battle of the Alamo, which took place during the Texas Revolution of 1835-36, is chronicled in this two-disc CD-ROM set for Macintosh and Windows. The well-documented program recounts the story of the brave band of approximately 185 Texans who held out from February 24 until March 6, 1836 against an army of more than 5,000 Mexican soldiers determined to prevent Texas from gaining its independence. Disc one contains information on the history of Texas; on the missions, such as the Alamo, built by the Spanish; and on the battles fought in the course of the conflict. Disc two features biographies of such men as James (Jim) Bowie (1796-1836), David (Davy) Crockett (1786-1836), and General Antonio L?pez de Santa Anna (1795?-1876); games and puzzles based on the event; “Songs of the Time,” featuring period music recorded by such Texans as Charley Pride and Robert Earl Keen; and artifacts connected with the site, including buttons, Crockett’s musket ball pouch, Spanish coins from as far back as the early eighteenth century, and various war-related documents.