REVOLUTIONARY WAR: BIRTH OF A NATION (Multieducator, $54.95).

Through three thousand pages of documents, animated battle maps, and a fully narrated history, the drama of the Revolutionary War unfolds in this CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows. Divided into four main sections–causes of the war; major battles and events; an alphabetical listing of places, people, and events relating to the war; and legends of the Revolution–the program presents a comprehensive account of the American colonies’ struggle for independence from Great Britain. Also included is a diary covering the years1775-77, which gives a day-by-day account of the war; biographies of Revolutionary War figures such as Ethan Allen (1738-89), George Clinton (1739-1812), Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), John Burgoyne (1722-92), Patrick Henry (1736-99), and James Bowdoin (1726-90); the wartime correspondence of John (1735-1826) and Abigail (1744-1818) Adams; battle accounts; political documents; speeches; diaries; paintings; and period music.