Two years before stars KATHARINE HEPBURN (The African Queen) and CARY GRANT (North by Northwest) and director GEORGE CUKOR (My Fair Lady) would collaborate on The Philadelphia Story, they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s romantic-comedy perfection, the second film adaptation of a hit 1928 play by PHILIP BARRY. Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family—setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister (Hepburn). With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, Holiday is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well. Special Edition Features New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Holiday (1930), a previous adaptation of Philip Barry’s play, directed by Edward H. Griffith New conversation between filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger and film critic Michael Sragow Audio excerpts from an American Film Institute oral history with director George Cukor, recorded in 1970 and ’71 Costume gallery PLUS: An essay by critic Dana Stevens
The next level of real-time strategyIt's your turn to experience the intensity of all-out interplanetary war and lead vast armies of terran, protoss, and zerg to victory. StarCraft II delivers an epic sci-fi single player campaign and first-rate multiplayer action. This digital download includes both the Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void expansions.Two games in one -The Battle Chest includes Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void, so you can play two epic single player campaigns: guide Jim Raynor's Raiders across the galaxy in search of glory, or lead Sarah Kerrigan as she embarks on a path of furious vengeance.Call down the thunder -Whether you command the mysterious protoss, the nomadic terran, or the ruthless zerg, you must decide how to outwit or outgun the enemy in an unforgiving universe of intense strategic combat.Weapons primed -Devise and deploy merciless strategies with over thirty-seven new units and weapons at your command. Torch foes with the Hellion’s flamethrower, ambush adversaries with acid-spewing Banelings, or deploy the Void Ray’s prismatic beam to annihilate your enemies.Mega multiplayer -Wage unrelenting war on your friends and foes through Battle.net. Whether it’s your first time gaming online or you’re a multiplayer veteran, Battle.net’s matchmaking technology makes sure it’s always a fair fight.Create, share, and download -With the included StarCraft II Editor, you can create your own campaigns, maps, and mods. Share your creations on Battle.net and experience what the StarCraft community has to offer!
Fair Play can be read as a stand alone novel or as book two of the Matchplay series. The Good-Girl, the Bad-Girl and the Boy They Both Want...Fair Play begins where the New Adult romance Matchplay left off. Bad girls need love, too... Keira Whitley is used to getting what she wants and what she wants is the sexy-and-smart, Aaron Donovan. They're both from extremely wealthy and prominent families and their parents have talked about getting the two of them together since they were kids. The only problem is that Aaron recently got engaged to the girl of his dreams, Rainy Dey. But Keira knows she and Aaron are supposed to be together and she's not about to let a little thing like Aaron's declaration of true love for Rainy get in her way. But is all really fair in love and war? Warning: This audiobook is told from the perspective of Keira Whitley, a villainous Queen of Mean. If you're looking for a story told from the point of view of a sweet Mary-Sue virgin, this audiobook is NOT FOR YOU. Go listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again. And if you decide to listen to this audiobook anyway, DON'T say I didn't warn you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Druen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027241/bk_acx0_027241_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fitzy at his passionate best with chest-puffing tales of great sportsmanship and fair play. Sport was never meant to be complicated. No gibberish, no statistics, no talk of green-zones, black-zones, channels and percentage plays, no cheating, no grubbiness and certainly no ball-tampering. Peter FitzSimons celebrates the good, the generous and the kind in Australian sport, the genuine characters, the national treasures and the special moments when the losers were the true champions and the game, whichever game, was done proud. Hilarious and heartwarming, this is Fitzy at his passionate best. He reminds us that there really are good men and women in sport, that fair play still exists and that anyone can be a winner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jake FitzSimons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/004290/bk_boli_004290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fifty years ago, Roland Mills belonged to a violent activist group. Now, someone is willing to kill to prevent him from publishing his memoirs. When ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills is called out to examine the charred ruins of his childhood home, he quickly identifies the fire for what it is - arson. A knee injury may have forced Elliot out of the Bureau, but it's not going to stop him from bringing the man who wants his father dead to justice. Agent Tucker Lance is still working to find the serial killer who's obsessed with Elliot and can't bear the thought of his lover putting himself in additional danger. Straight-laced Tucker has never agreed with radical Roland on much - "opposing political viewpoints" is an understatement - but they're united on this: Elliot needs to leave the case alone. Now. Tucker would do nearly anything for the man he loves, but he won't be used to gain Elliot access to the FBI's resources. When the past comes back to play and everything both men had known to be true is questioned, their fragile relationship is left hanging in the balance. See how Tucker and Elliot's relationship began in Fair Game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. F. Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001881/bk_harl_001881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Addressing both collegiate and professional sports, the updated edition of Fair Play explores the ethical presuppositions of competitive athletics and their connection both to ethical theory and to concrete moral dilemmas that arise in actual athletic competition. A major new section in chapter four examines the ethics of genetically enhancing athletic abilities. Other new material covers the analysis of sports and games according to influential philosopher Bernard Suits; the morality of cheating and the ethics of strategic fouling; and the impact of performance-enhancing drugs on the legitimacy of records. In addition, Simon provides enhanced considerations of the morality of competition in sports, the ethical aspects of violence in sports, and the arguments in defense of intercollegiate sports. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017191/bk_adbl_017191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We remember the admonition of our mothers: "Treat others as you want them to treat you." But what if being nice was something we were inclined by nature to do anyway? Renowned neuroscientist Donald Pfaff upends our entire understanding of ethics and social contracts with an intriguing proposition: the Golden Rule is hardwired into the human brain. Pfaff, the researcher who first discovered the connections between specific brain circuits and certain behaviors, contends that the basic ethics governing our everyday lives can be traced directly to brain circuitry. Writing with popular science journalist Sandra J. Ackerman, he explains in this clear and concise account how specific brain signals induce us to consider our actions as if they were directed at ourselves - and subsequently lead us to treat others as we wish to be treated. Brain hormones are a part of this complicated process, and The Neuroscience of Fair Play discusses how brain hormones can catalyze behaviors with moral implications in such areas as self-sacrifice, parental love, friendship, and violent aggression. Drawing on his own research and other recent studies in brain science, Pfaff offers a thought-provoking hypothesis for why certain ethical codes and ideas have remained constant across human societies and cultures throughout the world and over the centuries of history. An unprecedented and provocative investigation, The Neuroscience of Fair Play offers a new perspective on the increasingly important intersection of neuroscience and ethics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002967/bk_acx0_002967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America's first spies, said, "Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary." A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is it really true that any kind of service is permissible for the public good? These questions are at the heart of James M. Olson's book, Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying. Olson, a veteran of the CIA's clandestine service, takes listeners inside the real world of intelligence to describe the difficult dilemmas that field officers face on an almost daily basis. Far from being a dry theoretical treatise, this fascinating book uses actual intelligence operations to illustrate how murky their moral choices can be. Listeners will be surprised to learn that the CIA provides very little guidance on what is, or is not, permissible. Rather than empowering field officers, the author has found that this lack of guidelines actually hampers operations. Olson believes that US intelligence officers need clearer moral guidelines to make correct, quick decisions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010288/bk_tant_010288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A timely look at how to evaluate and determine executive pay. Recognized as the leading expert on executive compensation, Robin Ferracone combines her own 20 years of experience with interviews with executives and compensation committees to provide a clear examination of and guidance on determining pay packages, actions, and designs. Over the past 25 years, the author has created a database of executive pay across 44,000 companies, broken down by company performance, company revenue, and industry. Using this data, the author provides boards and individuals evaluating executive pay with the ability to analytically determine an appropriate compensation package. Provides real-life stories, perspectives, and insights from thought leaders on executive compensation Contains interviews with compensation committee members, executives, academicians, government leaders, and shareholder activists Includes research based on 44,000 companies, broken down by performance, revenue, and industry Offers a timely resource on a hot button topic. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001665/bk_acx0_001665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.