Explore Timeline World War 1 with Robert MacNeil

Total Score:  28

History can teach and inspire us.  Timeline World War 1, through the use of audio, video, photography and historical documents leads you through the balance of power before the war, through the first shot and all the way to a video of Paris welcoming peace.   This app allows you to walk through the whole experience from Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination to the Treaty of Versailles.   You explore both military and personal documents.  It is quite an experience.

 

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Timeline Civil War – Explore and Learn

Total Score:  29

History is a part of American culture and no event is more central to the early history of our country than the Civil War.  States were called upon to take sides – even at times, families.  This iPad app, Timeline American Civil War helps tell that story in a compelling way through audio, video, images and maps.

 

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Learn History One Day At a Time With Today’s Documents

Total Score:  29

History can be educational, it can be inspiring and it is always relevant.   Today’s Documents allows you to take a peak into history one day at a time.  The app serves you up a document – written or photography – each day.   It’s up to you how much time you devote to studying it.  Continue reading “Learn History One Day At a Time With Today’s Documents”

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with GG Bridge App

Total Score:  30

For anyone who has seen the majesty of the Golden Gate Bridge, or wants to, this book app, GG Bridge, is a must have.  The actual title of the book, not used on iTunes, is “A Wild Flight of the Imagination.” The app includes photos, architectural drawings, maps, music, historical recordings, a short film and more.  The bridge opened for pedestrians on May 27, 1937 and for vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937. Happy Anniversary Golden Gate Bridge! Continue reading “Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with GG Bridge App”

Timeline World War 2 with Robert MacNeil – Read, Learn, Enjoy

Total Score:  28.5

As I have mentioned before there is an app for every interest and hobby. One of my interests is World War II history. My father and his two brothers were at Normandy and my father-in-law was in the Philippines on Pearl Harbor Day and was later captured by the Japanese. For both my fathers the outcome was a long, happy life, but this was a defining time for their generation and one that I completely admire. It was with great anticipation that I started reviewing this app. After watching the intro by Robert MacNeil all I could say was wow! Timeline WW2 is packed with information and features and has been a joy to explore. Continue reading “Timeline World War 2 with Robert MacNeil – Read, Learn, Enjoy”