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Reading is a hobby that should be inculcated in since young. Books are a reliable source of knowledge and information for anyone to understand the world better. History books enable one to understand the significant events that occurred in the past that shaped the world we live in today. Find out more about the benefits of reading history books below.

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Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
HK$ 148.00 HK$ 185.00
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On publication in 2012, Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece quickly met wide acclaim as a gripping work that, according to the Times Literary Supplement, "offers a wholly new way of thinking about dreams in their social contexts." It tells an extraordinary story of spiritual fervor, prophecy, and the ghosts of the distant past coming alive in the present. This new affordable paperback brings it to the wider audience that it deserves. Charles Stewart tells the story of the inhabitants of Kóronos, on the Greek island of Naxos, who, in the 1830s, began experiencing dreams in which the Virgin Mary instructed them to search for buried Christian icons nearby and build a church to house the ones they found. Miraculously, they dug and found several icons and human remains, and at night the ancient owners of them would speak to them in dreams. The inhabitants built the church and in the years since have experienced further waves of dreams and startling prophesies that shaped their understanding of the past and future and often put them at odds with state authorities. Today, Kóronos is the site of one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the Mediterranean. Telling this fascinating story, Stewart draws on his long-term fieldwork and original historical sources to explore dreaming as a mediator of historical change, while widening the understanding of historical consciousness and history itself.
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The Gentleman's Way: A Pair of Historical Romances
HK$ 21.00
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A Miracle For The Orphan From New York & The Cowboy Furniture Maker In Nevada - An orphan on the run from police, boards a train headed somewhere and then takes refuge in a compartment where an older woman sits quietly. The pastor in charge of the group of mail order brides assigns her a husband and as she travels to their destination, the other woman in her compartment feeds her, brushes her hair and then gives her a pretty dress before they arrive at their destination. What happens after that is a miracle in every sense of the word. A Journey Of A Thousand Miles With Her Cowboy - A Southern woman, fallen on hard times with her family right after the Civil War, heads west and to a man she met reading an advertisement in the newspaper. She's looking for love and stability after her fiancé was killed in the war, but what she gets is the adventure of a lifetime and a man very different from what he advertised.
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Black Fingerless Lace Gloves
HK$ 76.00
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Great for the 80s These Fingerless Lace Gloves in black are a good accessory for either the 1980s look or any historical costume. Black lace with a ruffle at the cuff.Item Includes:Gloves.
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Black Plastic Top Hat
HK$ 19.00
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Just a little bit fancy.Really 'top off' your next costume with this Black Plastic Top Hat. Super shiny; and a great final accessory.Item Includes:Hat.Fit and Sizing:One size fits most.12cm high.Fabrics and Care:Plastic.
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Dreams of Love On the Shore: Four Historical Romances
HK$ 34.00 HK$ 38.00
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Helping To Heal The Widower & His Crippled Son - A woman is shocked when the pastor at their church suggests that by Spring, he could see all of the single women in his congregation married. Challenged To Turn The Other Cheek - A woman corresponds with a cowboy rancher and decides to become his fiancé and live in the Wyoming territory. Anna & The Doctor's Story, is a beautiful and emotional and sweet romance about a woman who is fired as a governess in England and decides to chuck it all in and emigrate to the American West as a mail order bride. Alice's Many Children - This is an incredibly moving story about love; love for people of another race, love for children with special needs, and love between a man and a woman-a surprise mail order bride-who can give nothing but kindness to all who surround them.
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Das Horn 24oz Mug
HK$ 195.00
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Think about it, if you are planning to dress as a Viking this Halloween, imbibing from a red plastic cup or a stemless wine glass is going to really harsh the whole vicious seafaring warrior vibe you’ve worked so hard to achieve.So we recommend that when dressed a viking, you drink to your friends and the battles you've won, toasting with this Das Horn 24oz mug. This horn is made of molded plastic and features a neck strap that can slide onto it for easy toting. It’s even dishwasher safe--something you modern vikings will really appreciate. So go ahead and pour your favorite cold drink into this unforgettable mug. You deserve it after a hard day at sea. And your mead looks SO much more authentic in this mug than in that lame plastic cup.
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Historical Tales - Volume VI
HK$ 19.00
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Historical Tales - Volume VI Charles Morris, american journalist, novelist and author (1833-1922) This ebook presents Historical Tales - Volume VI, from Charles Morris. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected. Table of Contents -01- About this book -02- THE Huns AT Orleans -03- THE Wooing OF Clotilde -04- THE Rival Queens -05- Roland AT Roncesvalles -06- Charlemagne AND THE Avars -07- THE Crowning OF Charlemagne -08- Peter THE Hermit -09- THE Commune OF Laon -10- HOW BIG Ferre Fought FOR France -11- Bertrand DU Guesclin -12- Joan OF Arc, THE Maid OF Orleans -13- THE Career OF A Knight Errant -14- Louis THE Politic AND Charles THE Bold -15- Charles THE Bold AND THE Swiss -16- Bayard, THE Good Knight -17- Episodes IN THE Life OF A Traitor -18- ST. Bartholomew's DAY -19- King Henry OF Navarre -20- THE Murder OF A King -21- Richelieu AND THE Conspirators -22- THE Parliament OF Paris -23- A Martyr TO HIS Profession -24- THE MAN With THE Iron Mask -25- Voltaire's Last Visit TO Paris -26- THE Diamond Necklace -27- THE Fall OF THE Bastille -28- THE Story OF THE Sainte Ampoule -29- THE Flight OF THE King -30- THE END OF THE Terror -31- THE Burning OF Moscow -32- Napoleon's Return From Elba -33- THE Prussian WAR AND THE Paris Commune
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Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater
HK$ 607.00 HK$ 673.00
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The literature of Scandinavia is amazingly rich and varied, consisting of the works produced by the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and stretching from the ancient Norse Sagas to the present day. While much of it is unknown outside of the region, some has gained worldwide popularity, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the stories of Isak Dinesen, and the plays of Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. While obviously including the area's most famous works, the Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater also provides information on lesser known authors and currents trends, literary circles and journals, and historical background. This is accomplished through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, which together make this reference the most comprehensive and up to date work of its kind related to Scandinavian literature and theater available anywhere.
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KNOWLES (A Western Historical Thriller)
HK$ 36.00
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Knowles(A Western Historical Thriller) is an action packed western adventure. When a small town sheriff is gunned down in the street by the murderous Hays gang, everyone in Reliant looks the other way except for Knowles. Johnny Knowles is determined to track down and bring the killers of the man he considered to be his father to justice, come what may. But this story is not just about seeking revenge. It is also about helping others and finding true love. The whole panorama of the era unfolds before you, as you follow along with Knowles in a surprise twist to the final showdown. If you enjoyed this story, you may also enjoy Kenneth's sequel "Saving Billy".
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The Rugged Man: A Pair of Historical Romances
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Pregnant & Widowed, But Not Telling Her New Husband - A woman is suddenly widowed, finds herself pregnant, and hurries to find a new husband in America. She does not tell the stern man who meets her at the train station about her former life for months, and when he finds out, the baby is due anytime. The Strong English Woman & The Outlaw In Arizona - A mail ordered bride expects to be met at the railway station by her intended but he's nowhere to be found. She eventually trudges two miles to his home, but is repulsed by both his attitude and appearance, and his gang who are exceptionally seedy. Someone rescues her and as the days pass, and she's holed up in a cabin with him and his ancient crone of a mother, things begin to heat up.
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A.N.D. The Historical Atlas of the British Isles
HK$ 51.00 HK$ 59.00
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This atlas covers the history of the British Isles from earliest times to the present day. The first hunter-gatherers, who crossed into what would become our familiar islands by the 'land-bridge', and later followed by more familiar peoples - the Celts, Angles, Saxons, Vikings and Normans, who together would create our islands' unique history. Each contributed ideas which shaped our lands, languages and thoughts that are at the core of our identities to this day. This story is illustrated with 150 full-color maps and plans that range across many topics, such as agricultural, political and industrial revolutions. The expansion of our islands' peoples across the oceans and the lasting legacy that movement left on the world and on our home islands. We show the fluctuating fortunes of the states we now identify ourselves by, from an Anglo-Scottish imperium to devolved power, independence and the often painful process by which the modern map of our islands evolved. The forces of history and religion divided the islands' peoples but our DNA unites us much more that most would realize - the islands have gone on to embrace new cultures that have come to seek refuge, opportunity and equality - this is a peoples' history.
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Historical Exklusiv Band 47
HK$ 47.00
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DER Kuss DES Schicksals von March, Catherine Einmal nur will sie die Lippen eines Mannes auf den ihren spüren - dann wird Lady Beatrice ihr Leben in den Dienst Gottes stellen. Ritter Remy St. Leger scheint ihr der richtige zu sein: groB, muskulös und temperamentvoll! Und tatsächlich: Der Ritter liebkost sie so heiBblütig, dass Beatrice fast an ihrer Gesinnung zweifelt. Dennoch geht sie ins Kloster - ohne zu ahnen, dass sie Remy schon bald wiedersehen wird … Verführung AUF Burg Kells von Landon, Juliet "Nehmt mich und verschont meinen Sohn!" Entschlossen baut sich die aufreizende Lady Ebony vor dem Ritter Sir Alex auf. Gemeinsam mit seinen Plünderern hat er Burg Kells eingenommen - und eine rassige Geliebte wie sie kommt ihm grade recht. Fortan frönen sie Nacht für Nacht der Leidenschaft und schon bald schlägt Alex' Herz nur noch für die schöne Lady. Doch wird er für sie je mehr als ein ruchloser Eroberer sein?
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Into the Mist: A Pair of Historical Romances
HK$ 19.00
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The Widow From Manchester & Her California Handyman - A widow from Manchester, where she and her husband had a successful distillery business, decides to become a mail order bride and make a new home for herself and teen daughter in California; the only obstacle being her new husband who is a former alcoholic. The Organ Playing Mail Order Bride - When a sheriff finds that he needs someone to help take care of his two children after his wife dies, he never thought that he'd get an organ playing non-believer like the woman who arrived on his doorstep one day.
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Funny Fashions Spartan Leg Shields
HK$ 117.00
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In the ancient times, war and bloodshed were absolutely inevitable and inescapable but there was one group of people in particular who welcomed it with open arms. In fact their eagerness and greatness in battle has created an immortal name for them. They were none other than the great and powerful Spartans. The men of Sparta would train since they were young children and they were only buried in a marked grave if they died in battle. Sounds pretty awesome, right? Even if you're not the most battle hungry Spartan warrior we can still help you out with the body armor. Try on these Spartan-Style Leg Shields and you can already feel your enemies quaking at the sound of your approach. You'll be ready to take on entire armies by yourself in no time! Don't forget to gather the rest of your supplies such as a sword and shield. You may welcome death in battle but you should probably make it easier for you to take as many foes down with you as possible.
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
HK$ 118.00
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Best known for its pivotal role in opening up the western frontier and its association with explorers and pioneers, the legendary Cumberland Gap has long been celebrated in music and literature. To better preserve that history, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was authorized in 1940 and now covers more than 24,000 acres in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. Daniel Boone is remembered here, as well the Native Americans who used the path through the mountains for trade and warfare, the Civil War soldiers who took turns guarding this strategic portal, the geologists and industrialists who saw the potential for development, the businessmen who built one of the nation s first roads for automobile travel, and the displaced residents who gave up their homes for the park. The dream of a few dedicated individuals to one day restore the historic Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap came true in 2002 after decades of planning, and visitors can once again walk in the footsteps of the pioneers. Photographs spanning more than a century bring to life the fascinating stories and history of this pass.
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Charades Egyptian Crosier
HK$ 78.00
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Check out this awesome Egyptian Crosier. It's one of the fanciest looking staffs around and it will be perfect for completing your Pharaoh or mummy costume. It will even go well with a shaman or sorcerer guise. Just don't expect to be able to transform this majestic rod into a serpent or alter any bodies of water with it. Although it looks enchanting enough to perform any number of magical feats we can assure you, we've tried everything. Besides looking absolutely amazing, there's not much more to this staff.However, it could be possible none of us here were truly worthy of wielding this crosier's full power. Maybe you're some sort of chosen one, meant to bring back they ways of ancient Egypt and rule with an iron fist. Well, there is only one way to find out! Get your hands on this accessory to complete your costume... and if you happen to unlock its mythical powers, just remember all your friends over here at halloweencostumes when you take over the world. We think a little bit of 1st class treatment is only fair for those who helped you reach the position of ultimate supreme leader.
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Under the Weeping Willow Tree: Four Historical Romances
HK$ 35.00
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The Overweight Bride & Her Thin Husband: A Mail Order Bride Romance - A woman who finds that her mother's overfeeding causes her weight gain, literally flees to a less than appetizing offer from a farmer in Fresno. The Organ Playing Mail Order Bride - When a sheriff finds that he needs someone to help take care of his two children after his wife dies, he never thought that he'd get an organ playing non-believer like the woman who arrived on his doorstep. The Identical Twin Switch - A woman's twin sister becomes widowed so she arranges for her to go to Kansas with her, where she's to be married to a mail ordered husband. The House That Love Built: A Mail Order Bride Romance - A man helps his friend by working on a house that the friend is creating in anticipation of the man's soon-to-arrive mail ordered bride.
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Roman Empress Womens Plus Size Costume
HK$ 308.00
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Crowning GloryBe the beautiful goddess that you are in this Roman Empress Womens Plus Size Costume. This flattering dress includes a white tunic with an attached maroon drape. A gold chevron design crosses the mid section of the dress; and matches up with the included armbands and the detail on the hemline. Medallions are attached to the shoulders for that regal look. All of Rome will bow to you!Item Includes:Dress.2 x Armbands.2 x Medallions.Fit and Sizing:See size chart above for details. Suitable for sizes 16 to 18.The sizing on the costume packaging will show the US dress sizes; we have converted these to AUS dress sizes in the size chart above for your convenience.Fabric and Care100% PolyesterHand wash; hang dry.Please Note Shoes and jewellery not included
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sherlock Holmes Deerstalker Hat
HK$ 119.00
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Elementary my Dear Watson. A great hat for playing Sherlock Holmes; duck hunter or a good old fashioned English gentlemen no costume would be complete without this Sherlock Holmes Deerstalker Hat. A great quality hat made with quality woven fabric and lined with black cotton. Great for children as well for Book Week as it has a velcro adjustable size scale.Item Includes:Hat.Fit and Sizing:Adult size fits 57-60cm / 23in heads.
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Winter Queen Womens Plus Size Costume
HK$ 417.00
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Fit for a queenYou'll look like renaissance royalty in this Winter Queen Womens Plus Size Costume. This costume comes with a black long sleeve dress in a medieval style with silver trim details.Item Includes:Dress.Fit and Sizing:See size chart above for details.Fabric and Care:100% Polyester.Hand wash; hang dry.Please note: Wig; headpiece; necklace; ring and shoes not included.
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Learning About Love: Four Historical Romance Novellas
HK$ 33.00
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Overweight Bride From Back East Heads For the Colorado Rancher With A Secret - An overweight woman from back east, about to become penniless, decides to both answer an ad and place one herself to become a mail order bride. It all ends up in confusion as the man's two daughters, returning home, and the mail order bride, all arrive at the train station at the same time, and with none of them knowing the complete scenario. Riders From The Storm - The widow of a clergyman heads off to be a mail order bride to a Civil War vet with Ptsd. She knows he's troubled about the war and soon, she is drawn into his terrors; all of which appear to be focused on a tornado. Out of Sight: A Victorian Romance Set In England - A poor woman who works in a garment factory starts to go blind from the chemicals used there. As she stumbles towards her meager flat someone tries to rob her and it's only when a guardian angel steps in that she's saved. He begins to look after her and she cannot see him but love starts to grow in her heart. When they take a walk in the park she hears whispers and wonders what people are talking about. Out For Adventure In London, But Kidnapped To New Orleans - An upper class woman out for a night of adventure in London, is kidnapped and taken by ship, along with a lot of other women, to become mail order brides to a group of men waiting for them in New Orleans. Both sides think that the contracts have been entered into willingly, and Eleanor plots what she can do, until she meets her intended, John Reno.
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Historical Dictionary of Panama
HK$ 792.00 HK$ 880.00
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This Historical Dictionary of Panama covers Panama's unique history from the time of its Spanish colonization, through its connection to Colombia in the nineteenth century, and its long period of U.s. presence. Throughout these periods, Panama drew the outside world's attention as a transit route that first connected the west coasts of Latin America and the United States to Western Europe. Thus, in the long history of the isthmus, its transit route has served to move cargo, people, and culture throughout the world. The rich history of Panama is covered through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Panama.
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Looking to the Far Horizon: Four Historical Romances
HK$ 34.00 HK$ 38.00
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Mail Order Bride: Twin Sisters With A Secret, For The Two Brothers In Montana - Twin sisters who have lost their parents, seek a way to support themselves, but the only way they can get their inheritance is to marry and stay married for three years. Mail Order Bride: Mixed Up Sisters For The Twin Cowboys - A woman and her reluctant sister head west because one is to be married to a cowboy, who doesn't know about the sister. Mail Order Bride: Found In The River. A young woman from Rhode Island takes the trek west to become the mail order bride of a rancher, but things rapidly deteriorate and her dream of becoming a mail order bride are left in the dust of the small Texas town. Mail Order Bride: Claimed By The Cowboy - A woman from the slums seeks a way out of that life and answers a mail order bride ad from a cowboy in Colorado, & little did the cowboy know what he was getting in the feisty, independent, caring, & loving woman who arrived on the train.
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Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem
HK$ 144.00
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Dan Leno; the great music hall comedian; was known in his lifetime as 'the funniest man on earth'. So how could he have been involved in one of the most curious episodes in London's history when; in a short period during the autumn of 1880; a series of mu
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Historical Collection III
HK$ 94.00
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Susanne Eder - Die Verschwörung der Fürsten Hoftage zu Worms, 1065: Erzbischof Adalbert von Bremen, der engste Vertraute König Heinrichs IV, entgeht nur knapp einem Anschlag auf sein Leben. Kurz darauf werden ein Gerber und ein junger Edelmann ermordet. Bandolf von Leyen, der Burggraf von Worms, wird mit der Aufklärung der Verbrechen beauftragt. Dabei erhält er unerwartet Hilfe von der Heilerin Garsende, die sich um die Witwe des Edelmanns kümmert. Gemeinsam kommen sie einer infamen Intrige auf die Spur, bei der politische, finanzielle und private Interessen eine unheilvolle Allianz miteinander eingegangen sind … Kirsten Schützhofer - Die Tochter des Advokaten Paris um 1789: Als Tochter des Advokaten wächst das Findelkind Sophie Fouquet behütet in der Provence auf. Doch Sophie träumt von Paris. Ohne zu zögern folgt sie der Adeligen Cécile de Montfort als Gesellschafterin in die Stadt. Schon bald verbindet sie mit Céciles Ehemann Jules mehr als nur Freundschaft. Doch die Nähe Sophies zu Jules bleibt Cécile nicht verborgen. Aus Rache schlägt sie sich auf die Seite der Royalisten, während Jules und seine Freunde für die Ideen der Revolution eintreten. Gefahr und Verrat liegen in der Luft, aus Freunden werden Feinde - und die groBen Ideale der Revolution drohen an der Realität zu zerbrechen. Wird es Sophie und Jules in diesen Zeiten gelingen, ihre Liebe zu leben? Alexandra Guggenheim - Die Malerin von Delft Delft, 1654: Eine Explosion im Munitionslager zerstört fast die Hälfte der Künstlerstadt - der "Donnerschlag von Delft" geht in die Geschichte ein. Zehn Jahre danach bekommt die Malerin Sarah Meulemeester den Auftrag, ein Bild der Katastrophe zu malen. Als das fertige Gemälde plötzlich verschwindet, nimmt Sarah die Suche selbst in die Hand. Unterstützt wird sie dabei von dem feinsinnigen Apotheker Anthonis, einem heimlichen Verehrer, der sie aus einer gefährlichen Lage rettet. Nunmehr begreift Sarah, dass der "Donnerschlag" gar kein Unfall war. Atmosphärisch dicht
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Fun Costumes All Powerful Pharaoh Costume for Boys
HK$ 312.00
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Guess what? There's a new Pharaoh. He's the coolest dude around. Some say he's a little too young to be king, but it's his birthright, and they'd be wise to fall in line and worship him as their leader. And guess what's the biggest surprise of all? It's your boy! He's the new Pharaoh!First step's first, we're gonna have to get him the right costume to become the supreme leader of ancient Egypt. (Of course, the second step is going to be building those pyramids in his honor, but we'll get to that later.) If you're shopping to get him the threads to fulfill his Egyptian destiny, look no further that this HalloweenCostumes.com exclusive look.This costume might not be 100 percent historically accurate, but it's a darn tootin good representation of how Pharaohs are depicted in film and pop culture. And that's going to be good enough to get your kid started in the Pharaoh game! This classic ensemble includes all the gear needed for him to give it a go.The black bodysuit gets covered with a shimmering wrap and mesh cape, and vertical striped belt with hanging screen-printed extension gives this costume some serious ancient Egyptian style. When he completes the look with horizontally striped collar and Egyptian headpiece, he'll have his King Tut style locked in.Just equip him with one of our Egyptian staffs (sold separately), and he'll be able to oversee all the folks building his brand new pyramids. Yup, he's going to love his new turf in the Nile, and we're sure the people are going to revere him. All hail Pharaoh (insert your kid's name here)!
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Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature
HK$ 511.00 HK$ 567.00
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Children's literature comes from a number of different sources-folklore (folk- and fairy tales), books originally for adults and subsequently adapted for children, and material authored specifically for them-and its audience ranges from infants through middle graders to young adults (readers from about 12 to 18 years old). Its forms include picturebooks, pop-up books, anthologies, novels, merchandising tie-ins, novelizations, and multimedia texts, and its genres include adventure stories, drama, science fiction, poetry, and information books. The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and genres. Some of the most legendary names in all of literature are covered in this important reference, including Hans Christian Anderson, L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, C.s. Lewis, Beatrix Potter, J.k. Rowling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, J.r.r. Tolkien, Jules Verne, and E.b. White.
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Colonial Soldier Boys Costume
HK$ 214.00
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Dress like the founding fathers Dress in our Colonial Soldier Boys Costume / Colonial Patriot Boys Costume and relive history. The historical look features a red jacket decorated with gold braid and with an attached shirt; a white jabot; royal blue pants and black boot covers. Perfect for Book Week or historical events and parties.Item Includes: Jacket.Jabot.Pants.Boot Covers.Fit and Sizing:See size chart above for details.Fabric and Care:100% Polyester.Hand wash; hang dry.Please Note: Hat; gun and shoes not included.
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Argentina's Economic Reforms of the 1990s in Contemporary and Historical Perspective
HK$ 406.00 HK$ 451.00
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Why has Argentina suffered so much political and economic instability? How could Argentina, once one of the wealthiest countries in the world, failed to meet its potential over decades? What lessons can we take from Argentina's successes and failures Argentina's economy is - irresistibly - fascinating. Argentina's economic history - its crises and its triumphs cannot be explained in purely economic terms. Argentina's economic history can only be explained in the context of conflicts of interest, of politics, war and peace, boom and bust. Argentina's economic history is also intertwined with ideological?struggles over the ideal society and the on-going struggle of ideas. The book comprises two distinct components: an economic history of Argentina from the Spanish colonial period to 1990, followed by a narrative by Domingo Cavallo on the last 25 years of reform and counter reform. Domingo Cavallo has been at the centre of Argentina's economic and political debates for 40 years. He was one of the longest serving cabinet members since the return of democracy in 1983. He is uniquely qualified to help the reader make the connection between historical and current events through all these prisms. His daughter, Sonia Cavallo Runde, is an economist specialized on public policy that currently teaches the politics of development policy. The two Cavallos offer academics and students of economics and finance a long form case study. This book also seeks to offer researchers and policymakers around the world with relevant lessons and insights to similar problems from the Argentine experience.
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Wild As a Cougar: Four Historical Romances
HK$ 34.00 HK$ 38.00
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Sheriff Nathan Falls In Love With Drunken Lizzie, is the story of a sheriff in California, a good Christian man, who tries to help and look after everyone in the small town he works in, including the local drunk. Emily Seeks Out The Traveling Preacher For Love, is the emotional story of a Southern woman, right before the Civil War, who is determined to find a childhood sweetheart in a traveling preacher. Out For Adventure In London, But Kidnapped To New Orleans - An upper class woman out for a night of adventure in London, is kidnapped and taken by ship, along with a lot of other women, to become mail order brides to a group of men waiting for them in New Orleans. Promised To Another But Falling In Love With The Outlaw Cowboy In Colorado - A woman who is the fiancé of a banker, goes to meet him for the first time at his bank, but is treated rudely by the obnoxious man.
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California Costume Collection Serpentine Goddess Costume
HK$ 312.00
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So you want to dress up as a whimsical creature from ancient mythology? And Greek at that? Well let us be the first to compliment you on your refined tastes.But please tell us you're not one of the typical costumers. That you're not dressing up as some love goddess, Greek maid, or the typical (boring) types. No? Good. We thought you might be a little more ambitious than that.After all, Greek mythology is rich, varied and has far more fascinating options for female roles than just the fluffy goddesses or Greek damsels in distress. What about the goddess of war? Or the goddess of the hunt? What about the Amazon warrior women, sirens, and dryads? They're Greek, mythological and have awesome powers!Better yet, what about the Gorgon sisters? Daughters of water deities, these ladies were dangerous, particularly Medusa. That woman had venomous snakes for hair and could petrify onlookers. Talk about exciting (and way better than some fluffy toga nonsense). You could choose to try your hand at being a Gorgon with this Serpentine Goddess Costume. It's a fitted gown with metallic mesh overlay, a snake crown, and cuffs. You get to look whimsical anddangerous! Now we're talking! And although we can't promise any legendary powers with this outfit, just know you'll probably stop some people in their tracks.
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Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny
HK$ 820.00 HK$ 910.00
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The Jacksonian period under review in this dictionary served as a transition period for the United States. The growing pains of the republic's infancy, during which time Americans learned that their nation would survive transitions of political power, gave way to the uncertainty of adolescence. While the United States did not win its second war, the War of 1812, with its mother country, it reaffirmed its independence and experienced significant maturation in many areas following the conflict's end in 1815. As the second generation of leaders took charge in the 1820s, the United States experienced the challenges of adulthood. The height of those adult years, from 1829 to 1849, is the focus of the Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this era in American history.
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Cloak & Dagger Man - World War II Historical Fiction
HK$ 26.00
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John Powell is the heroic lone survivor when his squad is overrun by Germans in Sicily. That all too familiar tragedy catches the attention of the top secret Office of Strategic Service, the Oss. John is recruited and sent to a hidden facility in Scotland for training as a secret agent. Once he's paid his dues, John is ordered to occupied France to deliver a German defector into Allied hands. The German defector, however, is a nuclear scientist and he can't leave without destroying his work. John Powell sees an opportunity to prove himself and get a little payback for the slaughter of his buddies back in Sicily. As the two make their way back into Germany, the scientist proves to be less than truthful. The scientist's treachery puts John in breach of the first rule of the Oss. don't get captured! John Powell may have been captured, but he's not willing to give up just yet. Join an OSS Cloak & Dagger Man as he fights the Nazis in a clandestine war deep in the heart of Germany. You'll find rousing action & adventure, sinister villains and steamy wartime romance in the classic pulp style of the 1940's. Only one OSS secret agent can stop Hitler from getting an atomic bomb and John Powell is that man!
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Ned Kelly Mask
HK$ 180.00
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Hero or outlaw? Edward Ned Kelly (June 1854 or 1855 to 11 November 1880) was an Irish Australian bushranger. He is considered by some to be merely a cold blooded killer; while others consider him to be a folk hero and symbol of Irish Australian resistance against the Anglo Australian ruling class. Well; whatever your opinion; you can now dress like him too in this replica of his homemade helmet. Our Ned Kelly Mask is a gold coloured 'metal look' bullet battered helmet with a very authentic look. This mask is suitable for most adults and children and the inside of the mask features a circular foam insert for comfort.Item Includes: Mask.Fit and Sizing:One size fits most.
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A New Life In The Spring: Eight Historical Romance Novellas
HK$ 48.00
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The Matchmakers & The Con Artists - A group of matchmakers tries to change a potential bride and groom so that each will find the other more attractive; the only problem is, it's an uphill battle. This is a very funny and unique mail order bride story, with a great and unforeseen twist at the end. The Animal Lover & The Texas Cowboy With A Withered Arm - A woman is sent to a Texas cowboy by her parents, and finds herself rapidly at odds when she finds out he doesn't like cats because of something that happened to him as a child. They reach a sort of compromise but the man still doesn't like cats, until one fateful night that turns out to be the pivotal point in their relationship.A Well-Off Widow & Her Colorado Rancher - A destitute but formerly well-off widow decides to become a mail order bride to a rancher in Colorado - a man who is known to a neighbor and friend. With the memories of her late husband still fresh in her mind, she wonders how she can survive the daily life she is about to face, or even if she will survive and find love. Two Sisters From England Travel To Twin Cowboy Brothers With A Big Secret In Colorado - Two sisters from England travel to Colorado to become mail order brides to twin brothers. All goes well to start with, however, mysterious happenings around their home make them believe the brothers are hiding a huge secret, and it's one they appear unable to talk about. Maggie Falls Off A Train - A woman goes to New York so she can attend business school at a university, and then needs to travel to the West after a few months. Song Bird Flying Free - A woman escapes an abusive home life and decides to become a mail order bride. Return To Sender? - A stubborn and difficult mail order bride arrives on a rancher's homestead and he, at first, has no idea how to interact with her and win her over. Chloe & Bill's Story - Three sisters from London strike out for the Americas, where one already has a fiancé in waiting - a cowboy in Nevada. He knows that two
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Old Irish Blonde Moustache
HK$ 90.00
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Luck of the IrishComplete your costume with this great Old Irish Blonde Moustache. This bushy blonde moustache has a self adhesive strip attached to make it easy to apply and remove.Item Includes:Moustache.
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California Costume Collection Noble Knight Costume for Girls
HK$ 234.00
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When a dragon attacks the village, who will the people turn to? When a horde of goblin warriors are knocking on the castle gates, who will protect the kingdom? When the King and Queen require a hero to uphold the strict code of chivalry, who will the call upon? Why, your little girl, of course!It might take a bit of training and she may have to eat all of her vegetables, but your little girl may just have what it takes to become a knight. She’ll have to hone her skills with the sword and conquer the broccoli that’s on her dinner plate, but once she’s finished both, she’ll be ready to don the outfit of a true chivalrous knight. She’ll be ready to wear this noble knight costume for girls.This kid’s knight costume combines the classic look of knights with a new sensibility that should have your child feeling like the hero of a Renaissance adventure. Much of the top has the look of chainmail armor and it even comes with a hood to help her look ready for battle! The faux leather shoulders also add a medieval vibe, perfect for any girl trying to become the new defender of a kingdom.Once you’ve decided on turning your little girl into a knight, be sure to grab a few toy weapons, since you’ll want to keep your girl fully prepared with a sword and shield for that army of imaginary angry goblins looking to invade your home!
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Sapphire: A Celestial Twist Historical Fiction
HK$ 40.00 HK$ 44.00
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Sapphire" takes the reader on a journey through time from a bird's eye view. This is a story based on true events of a family's emigration from North Dakota to New York to Joplin, MO and Tulsa, OK, ending in the small mining town of Wallace, Idaho [Burke, Id]. The novel is full of roller-coaster events and emotion, suspending the reader for a part II story and the history of Wallace, Idaho. "Sapphire" is a novel style inspired by renowned African-American novelist, Toni Morrison and her novels "Love" and "Home." Sapphire herself, struggles with truth, temptation, and toil leaving the reader on a quest to find the narrator's voice. "Sapphire" is a journey within a journey. The setting is late Nineteenth Century to modern day. This is the first of a two-part collection, true and historical events mashed with fiction. "Sapphire" is a must read for the Twenty-first Century.
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Forum Novelties, Inc Saloon Bartender Costume
HK$ 312.00
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No matter what town you traveled to in the Old West, you could at least be sure to find two things: a sheriff, and a saloon. Sometimes, you'd probably find the sheriff in the saloon, but if there weren't any lawmen keeping an eye on things, it was up to the saloonkeeper to make sure people stayed out of trouble. Show off your old timey bar tending and peacekeeping skills in this dapper Saloon Bartender Costume!You never knew what to expect when you stepped into a new saloon. There might be a group of surly old timers drinking and playing cards all day and night, or some folks dancing to the tune of an automatic piano. There's a decent chance you could even immediately walk into a fight, if the town is rowdy enough. But you could always be certain there would be a well-dressed gentleman behind the bar, pouring stiff whiskey and chatting up his patrons in friendly conversations. But, if someone caused trouble, threatened him or his patrons, or decided not to pay their bar tab, he might just grab that scattergun he's got hidden under the bar and remind them of who's in charge in his saloon!Of course, it's better when everyone has a drink and gets along, which you'll be perfectly dressed for in this classy costume. The vest, bow tie, and sleeve garters look like they were taken right out of the Old West, to give you a smart look while you mix drinks and mingle. Be sure to put some pomade in your hair, and keep an eye out for shifty characters, especially those who look familiar from any “Wanted” posters.
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Hysterically Historical
HK$ 44.00 HK$ 49.00
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Learn history while laughing at the fools who made it. There are no homework assignments besides this one: chuckle at the "famous" "leaders" who made such a mess of everything.
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Grizzled: Four Historical Romances
HK$ 34.00 HK$ 38.00
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Sofia Seeks Redemption Along The Oregon Trail, is a wonderful life-affirming story about a young woman with a tragic past who joins up with a doctor and heads out west along the Oregon Trail. Our Family's Wagon Train On The Oregon Trail: The Onion Fields Of God, is an inspirational story (with scriptures) about one family's journey along the Oregon Trail, headed west on a wagon train to start their new lives. Elise & Harmon's Story - A wealthy rancher wants a wife and children more than anything in the world but is worried that a woman might only seek him out because she's interested in his wealth. Escaping to Southern California - A lower class woman in England writes away and becomes the mail order bride to a Los Angeles hotel owner, to escape the dangers of Victorian London and all of it's crime ridden streets.
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Fun Costumes Golden Cleopatra Plus Size Costume for Women
HK$ 507.00
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Plenty of powerful women have made their mark on history. Zenobia conquered Europe and even had the guts to stand up to the Roman Empire. Empress Wu Zetian expanded education and increased economic prosperity in China during her tenure. Amy Schumer proved that women are way better at gross-out humor than guys! Of course, few women hold the kind of reverence as the fiercely intelligent and classically beautiful Cleopatra.From an early age, all the way to her death, she truly broke the mold of what society thought a woman should be. She used her sharp wits to wrestle control of Egypt away from her brother. She snuck herself into the presence of Julius Caesar, cleverly hiding herself within a rug being delivered to him. She commanded her naval forces with deft precision during the Battle of Actium. She did all this with elegance and style. Even Shakespeare, a man born centuries after her untimely death, was enamored with her story. Now, you can step into her alluring shoes with this Cleopatra costume for women.Now, we can’t guarantee that any fancy English playwrights will craft a tale of your exploits while wearing this exclusive plus size Cleopatra costume, but it will make you feel like a regal figure ready to rule over her subjects! The costume comes with an elegant gold dress, complete with shimmering details fit for a pharaoh. It also has beige accents and colorful designs along the bust. It even comes with a beige cape. Once you have it on, you’ll feel ready for a cruise along the Nile (or the closest body of water to your costume party).
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The Bangkok Story, an Historical Guide to the Most Exciting City in the World
HK$ 80.00
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The Bangkok Story traces the history of Bangkok up to the present day, and describes and places the main buildings in the city in context, to explain to the visitor their meaning and relevance, something that the usual guide books do not cover. There are a lot of places and museums not mentioned in other books. There are directions on how to find them and their opening hours. The book is illustrated with over 400 colour photographs."Jonathan Copeland lifts the lid on the planet's most captivating metropolis - every page offers the reader a highly delicious serving that will keep you coming back for more and more!"Vinder Balbir, owner of Mrs Balbir's Indian Restaurant, Bangkok"The Bangkok Story tells the story of the most interesting city in the World - brought to life by more than four hundred glorious photographs."Marc Pettibone, long-time resident of Thailand"My favourite book about my favourite city'stephanie Brookes, Travel Writer"When I step out the door, The Bangkok Story is my constant companion."Gavin Gough, freelance travel photographer based in Bangkok"The Bangkok Story - like the great city itself - is irresistible."Dr Rob Goodfellow, author, journalist, researcher and academic
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Fun World Shimmering Cleopatra Makeup Kit
HK$ 63.00
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Who knows who created the first smokey eye. We don't, but we do associate it as Cleopatra's signature look. We do know that there are many ways to apply makeup, all depending on the look you are going for. The simple stunning look? Just apply the nude shadow, and a dark eye liner line. Make it thick and bold. Or, the fun flirty look? Achieve this by adding a little blue shadow to the underside of your eye. Or, the pharaoh way? Strong lines, bold colors, and your eye made into the eye of Ra.Whichever you choose however, you are sure to turn some heads with your Cleopatra-esq beauty. With this Shimmering Cleopatra Makeup Kit you will have all the tools you need to transform your beautiful modern eyes into the eyes of one of the most famous women in history. We can't guarantee that anyone will start calling you Cleopatra after you master the smokey eye, but they are sure to see you as a queenly beauty.
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Charades Gladiator Axe
HK$ 117.00
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Once upon there was a Gladiator. He had all the armor and the muscles in the world. Women would melt upon meeting him. He was a real catch, a warrior who everyone thought was so strong. Well, the truth was he lost all his weapons. This had become a problem for him for a while. It's hard to find a high quality ax while traveling around. Good thing he was just a Halloween Gladiator and had access to the internet. He found not only his costume online, but also a cool Gladiator Axe. Good for not only his Halloween costume, but awesome for LARPing too! The Axe handle is 25 inches long, and the blade is 11 inches by 14 inches. The molded plastic is made to look just like wood and metal.
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Land Sharks: Sage Adair Historical Mystery
HK$ 25.00
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This authentic depiction of the shanghaiing trade leaves the reader with a thorough knowledge of this despicable practice, its heros and villains, and the role it played in the economic life of a West Coast city.
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Herdsman Noah Boys Costume
HK$ 214.00
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Noah's ArkThis Herdsman Noah Boys Costume is great for a number of different biblical characters. This costume comes with a cream colored robe with attached sky blue overcoat and a matching headpiece.Item Includes:Robe with Attached Overcoat.Headpiece.Fit and Sizing:See size chart above for details.Fabrics and Care:100% Polyester.Hand wash; hang dry.Please note: Beard; staff and shoes not included.
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California Costume Collection Women's Grecian Dress
HK$ 195.00
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If you're planning a toga party, historical accuracy may not be on your priority list. So you maybe don't care that historical purists would insist that there was never any such thing as a Greek toga or a women's toga or a child's toga. And this Women's Grecian Dress Isn't a toga. If you ARE interested in historical accuracy, this costume is actually a fairly accurate representation of what a Greek woman would have worn. The only difference is that an ancient version would have been ankle-length instead of above-the-knee. But the shape, the draping and the geometric trim are realistic. For a toga, party, however, perhaps you only care that it's cute--which it is!
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Forum Novelties, Inc Blue Tie-On Eye Mask
HK$ 39.00
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Are you looking for a new look that will really get people talking? Or, maybe you are trying out your chops as a blue-themed superhero or a swashbuckling swordsman, and need a reliable way to keep your identity safe? We suppose you could just wrap a blue bandanna around your face, or tie a cloth around your head and cut holes where your eyes go (before putting it on, hopefully!), but those don't really scream "dashing blue superhero/musketeer/masked pirate!" What you need is this Blue Tie-On Eye Mask to achieve the kind of look that says you mean business, and that business involves wearing a blue mask! The part that covers your eyes is made of molded polyester, and the ties on the sides are cloth for flexibility. So, this mask maintains its shape while staying nice and comfortable. All you'll need to do now is decide what to do with your new blue persona!
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Horrible Histories Egyptian Girls Costume
HK$ 218.00
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Queen of the NileShe''ll love this Horrible Histories Egyptian Girls Costume perfect for dressing up as Cleopatra. This simple outfit features a full length white robe with a yellow and blue wide collar an attached blue and gold belt with a matching headdress.Item Includes:Robe.Headdress.Fit and Sizing:See size chart above for details.Fabric and Care:100% Polyester.Hand wash hang dry.Please Note: Shoes not included.
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The Rugged Man: Four Historical Romances
HK$ 34.00 HK$ 38.00
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Mail Order Bride: A Lonely Life With Her Damaged Cowboy - A woman from England decides to get out of London and seek a husband in California and after corresponding with a cowboy, makes her way there. Big Enough For Love - Sick of the taunts from the inhabitants of her small town, above average weight Jocelyn had endured numerous insults since she was a small child. Hannah & Tim's Story - A woman from Ohio investigates a mail order bride fraud, and then decides to head off to meet a man who she had corresponded with and for whom her dead husband held high regards. Her Roy often visited her and offered his advice, although he was fading away rapidly. Mail Order Bride: A Widow & Her Rival - A woman falls in love with a man who goes off to war, and her life is changed forever.
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Burgundy Kings Cape with Snow Leopard Collar
HK$ 152.00
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Here's to the King!Look like a true Royal in this stunning Burgandy Kings Cape with Snow Leopard Collar. This long cape hangs almost to the floor and does up around the neck with a stand up snow leopard print collar. Fantastically Regal.Item Includes:Cape.Fit and Sizing:One size fits most.Fabrics and Care:100% Polyester.Hand wash; hang dry.
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Forum Novelties, Inc Steampunk Pouch Belt
HK$ 117.00
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If you are a master craftsperson by trade, then you are going to be needing supplies easily at the ready--especially if you are part of the steampunk movement and facing post-apocalyptic realities all while traveling through time! But have no fear. This Steampunk Pouch Belt will be like the engine that keeps you going for the long haul Halloween night! In each pouch of this faux leather belt, you can stow a separate survival tool and secure it with a button that snaps closed. This is a huge relief, knowing that at any moment you could be called upon to fix or repair something! Remember the credo of the steampunk craftsman: Keep your tools close and your belt closer. Looks like you’re on the right track! Full steam ahead into Halloween.
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Historical Heroes
HK$ 35.00
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Delve into the lives of six of historys most celebrated personalities with these outrageously funny biographies. Discover the secret inspiration for Shakespeare's plays, how Caesar made a fatal mistake and why barnacles were key to Darwin's theory of evolution. Illustrated with colour cartoons and bursting with facts, these humourous accounts prove that the truth really is stranger than fiction.
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Rubies Costume Co. Inc Child George Washington Costume
HK$ 273.00
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America's very first president was a man who could never tell a lie. It has been said that after young George cut down a nearby cherry tree he couldn't tell anyone he didn't. People would ask the future commander-in-chief about the tree and sure enough he would always say "I cannot tell a lie, I cut down that tree." Then people would look at the stump and see that it was badly chopped down, so it was determined that George Washington would never be a lumberjack. This meant he would join the army and later on become the first president of the United States. Now your child can pretend to be this political and historical icon! Just add a wig and buckled boot tops.
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Jewels of French History Books, The Lauragais Story
HK$ 82.00
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A new history book for France that examines the commercially and strategically important region of the Lauragais, sometimes known as the 'Land of Cockaigne' in reference to a time of Pastel and the flourishing cotton industry that once existed there. The Lauragais lies to the south east of Toulouse and this history of the region is aimed primarily at both the expats and the huge number of tourists that live in or visit the region respectively. This is an opportunity for them to truly discover the region and understand the significant role that the Lauragais played in the history of France. There are any number of cock-ups, catastrophes and conspiracies that mark the 5000 year history of the Lauragais. It has been the heartland of Catharism and the home of Pierre Paul Riquet, the pioneering genius behind what is now a Unesco World Heritage Centre, the 'Canal du Midi', an icon of European industrialisation. The area suffered at the hands of the Vandals, the Inquisition and the Gestapo, and has profited enormously on the proceeds of wheat, woad and airbuses, to the music of its troubadours. This is a book to make you cry and laugh out loud in turns.
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Leading the Historical Enterprise
HK$ 293.00 HK$ 325.00
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Leading the Historical Enterprise: Strategic Creativity, Planning, and Advocacy for the Digital Age presents new ideas and strategies for leading and innovating in museums, historical societies, historic sites, and other state and local history programs. The book blends insights from the best practices of model historical programs and museums with themes from the best recent studies of leadership. This is a practical book with concrete suggestions that can be applied in just about any program setting. It covers: Demographics, technology, resource constraints, and other forces that are affecting the work of historical programs and museumsDeveloping mission and goals to keep programs responsive to changing needs, challenges, and opportunitiesEffective strategies for leading and innovating to keep programs vibrantEngaging users and audiences for our programs in new waysPutting information technology to work and engaging users in new waysDay-to-day leadership of historical programs and museumsThe book will be of interest to trustees, directors and staff of museums, historic sites, historical societies, and other state and local history programs; policy makers, e.g, legislative staff with responsibility for policy or budgets of cultural programs; professors and students of public history; libraries; and other people interested in state and local history and in innovation in cultural programs.
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Bibles On The Oregon Trail - A Tool For Survival (A Pair Of Clean Western Historical Romance Short Stories)
HK$ 25.00
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Room For One In The Back Of The Wagon, is the story about a family traveling West along the Oregon Trail and the many challenges they face along the way. The family bible is their source of inspiration and for one young woman a guide to her growing love for a young man 'a few wagons over'. Each family usually has room for only one passenger because the wagons are carrying everything the new families need to start a new life, but the young woman finds love in many different places as she journeys along her own path to life. Traveling The Oregon Trail With Our Family Bible, is the story of one young woman and her family heading out West using the Oregon Trail. Along for the ride is an ex-army soldier with a troubled past. All are tested by chances at life and death and tragedy and also joy and in the end it's faith and the love of life that pulls them through all of the adversity, until they reach their final destination.
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Jewel of the Nile Black Wig
HK$ 124.00
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Egyptian GoddessThis Jewel of the Nile Black Wig is perfect for completing your Cleopatra costume. This stylish black bob wig features a full front fringe and gold stick on jewels to add some bling! Wear a wig cap underneath to keep your own hair under wraps and for extra comfort.Item Includes:Wig. Sheet of Self-adhesive Jewels. Fabrics and Care:100% Synthetic Fibers.Do not use heated styling tools as this will damage synthetic fibers. Cool temperature styling tools; plastic curlers; and hairspray are recommended.Please note: Top and chest piece not included.
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Mail Order Bride: Undecided As To Marry Him, Or Not (A Clean Western Historical Romance)
HK$ 25.00
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An overweight woman living in Portland Maine is tired of all the stares that the locals give her so she corresponds with a man living in San Francisco and agrees to go out there and meet with him. After a few days she returns to Portland to mull things over and when offered an advanced position in the pharmacy where she works, finds she has a big decision to make.
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Mail Order Brides: A New Life In The West (A Pair Of Western Historical Romances)
HK$ 25.00
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Mail Order Bride: The Victorian Orphan Girl, is an incredible love story about the strength and character of one orphaned woman who, facing a tough and extremely hard life in Victorian London, decides to go to California as a mail order bride. She runs out of money for the train ride after crossing the Atlantic and getting sick, but an unscrupulous conductor tells her she can hide in the cargo car as long as she remains out of sight. Almost dead close to the end of the journey because she hasn't any money left to buy food, she doesn't know if she'll live to marry the rancher who is to be her husband. Mail Order Bride: Praying For A Cowboy, is about a woman and her sister who are sent out to Texas for one of them to be a mail order bride to a disabled war veteran rancher with one hand, and as a new mother to his two children. The rancher hadn't known he could ever love again, but when he first saw Beth, he realized instantly that she would be the one to save him. His brother is there at the ranch and he realizes that he's also in love with Beth's sister. Their life and love together develops slowly, until something happens later that will change six lives forever.
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Historical Dictionary of Rwanda
HK$ 750.00 HK$ 832.00
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Blessed with natural beauty and rich vegetation, Rwanda is often called the "land of a thousand hills" (le pays des mille collines), a reference to its many lush and green rolling hills. Moreover, for many Rwandans, at least in the past, Rwanda, in spite of its small size, is vast; in fact, it means the universe. This idyllic view, however, sharply contrasts with the sad history of ethnic strife that unfolded since the 1950s: the 1959 Hutu Revolution followed by years of anti-Tutsi pogroms, undemocratic regimes, the civil war of 1990-1994, and, more significantly, the April-July 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and the killing of Hutu who opposed the killings. The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi remains the most defining single event in contemporary Rwanda, and many people in the world today know of this central African nation from the prism of extreme mass violence that sullied the end of the 20th century amid international indifference and has since haunted the world's conscience. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Rwanda contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Rwanda.
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Uncle Sam Goatee and White Wig
HK$ 157.00
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I want you!Look very patriotic in this Uncle Sam Wig and Goatee. The goatee can be easily applied with the attached adhesive patch. Perfect for 4th of July and USA themed events and celebrations!Item Includes:Wig.Chin Patch. Fabric and Care:100% Synthetic.Please Note: Shirt; jacket and bowtie not included.
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Crossing the Line of Departure: Battle Command on the Move, A Historical Perspective - Ancient Times, Genghis Khan, Yorktown, Civil War, World War I and II Industrial Age, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq War
HK$ 75.00
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This excellent report, a wide-ranging historical overview of that most difficult aspect of military leadership, the art of battle command, has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. McGrath leads the reader through case studies beginning with Alexander the Great leading up to the recent war in Iraq. Among others, he analyzes Napoleon's technique, French and British practices in World War I, the German experience with "Blitzkreig" in World War II, and the Soviet approach to battle command. McGrath also extends his historical analysis to the present day by presenting a description of battle command theory in the "Modular Army" and the Information Age. Through it all, he finds that the key to successful command in battle, particularly in mobile operations, is found in the successful interplay between technology and personal technique. Unlike some pundits today, McGrath does not conclude that information age technology is likely to shift the balance between these poles in favor of technology dependence. The commander's personal sense of where to be on the battlefield, where to locate and how to use his headquarters staffs, and how to communicate with his subordinates have been-and remain today-crucial elements of successful battle command. A 21st century commander has use of technology beyond the comprehension of an Alexander, a Napoleon, or a Guderian; but he will continue to grapple with the same issues of personal presence and technique that they mastered so well. Crossing the Line of Departure brings to the fore insights, trends, and leadership qualities needed for successful battle command. While possessing knowledge of these traits does not guarantee success on the battlefield, their absence will almost assuredly bring defeat. Introduction * Battle Command on the Move and Army Doctrine * Summary * Battle Command IN THE AGE OF THE Horse (Antiquity to Napoleon) * Ancient Times * Genghis Khan and Mobile Leadership * Napoleon
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Forum Novelties, Inc Adult Karneval Beige Mask
HK$ 78.00
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When choosing a mask for Karneval season you can't go wrong with selecting a classic guise. Wearing a mask is a timeless tradition. Masked balls have always subsisted of a balance of freedom and elegance. Royalty used to loved a mask ball because it was the only time they had any chance of socializing with their peers with a veneer of anonymity. Your everyday citizens liked it because masks are a great short cut to a provocatively mysterious ensemble. When you don your mask you might feel strangely less inhibited. When your face is elegantly obscured you might find you can be whoever you like. This chic mask with subtle tone-on-tone texture will go with the most sophisticated evening wear. The simplicity of the masks suits both men and women, looking stunning with both tuxes and full length gowns. If you feel the need to reveal your identity the mask is attached to a head band and can swivel upward for a quick reveal. Enjoy your evening of elegance until the clock strikes 12 and the crowd shouts, "Unmask! Unmask!"
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Big Black Master (Historical, Interracial, Impregnation)
HK$ 27.00
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As the beautiful daughter of a plantation owner in the old South, Elizabeth Sterling lives a very privileged life. But when the black slaves revolt -killing the white men and saving the attractive white women- Elizabeth's world is turned into a terrible nightmare. Things become worse for Miss Elizabeth when a 50 year-old slave named Roscoe chooses to breed her. At first Elizabeth is filled with absolute revulsion. But over time she finds herself accepting her new position.
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A Guide to Contract Bridge - A Collection of Historical Books and Articles on the Rules and Tactics of Contract Bridge
HK$ 50.00
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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subjects of games and puzzles. The titles in this range include "25 Puzzles with Cards" "The Game of Gin Rummy" "The Game of Patience" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "A Guide to Contract Bridge" contains information on the rules and strategies of contract bridge. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Memories: A Pair of Historical Romances
HK$ 19.00
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Traveling Blind Via Wagon Train - A blind woman from England decides to attempt the long and difficult journey across the sea, and then across America in a wagon train, after her former upper class life is destroyed by fire and circumstances. There are many hardships along the way but at her final destination, she begins to wonder why a man would willingly choose a blind woman to be his wife. Bugged Out In Nebraska - A garment factory worker, not a fan of insects, heads out to a farmer in Nebraska, where the area appears to be under an imminent threat of attack by locusts, at least if the couple are to believe a crazy beekeeping old man who dresses up in a giant locust costume, and who keeps on yelling "They're Coming", every chance he gets.
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Trick or Treat Studios Medusa Costume Headpiece
HK$ 312.00
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We here at the HalloweenCostumes.com offices understand that the materials to make an authentic costume or accessory aren't always readily accessible. Right? I mean, if you have a dozen red-eyed snakes, a bunch of glue, and a cap to stick them onto, you can probably make this happen... But we won't hold our breath.No worries, though! We've got you covered with this latex Medusa Costume Headpiece. The best part is you won't have to worry about them biting! The second best thing? This Medusa costume headpiece was designed for Trick or Treat studios by artist Kristen Phillips, winner of the SyFy series Face Off, so you can walk around saying you have famous art on your noggin. The third best thing? Everything else about it, of course.
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Mail Order Brides: Cowboys With Strong & Loving Hearts (A Pair Of Clean Western Historical Romances)
HK$ 25.00
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Mail Order Bride: Beautiful Clara & Her Short Cowboy - A woman decides that a husband in the Old West would be a match for her quirky personality, but finds that the short yet muscular cowboy she accepts for her husband does not appreciate her sense of humor. A major event later lets her have her personality back, but things are still far from easy even several years down the road. Mail Order Bride: Inexperienced At Farm Life, A Woman Travels to The Angry Cowboy Farmer In Nebraska - A woman travels to Nebraska to become the wife of a cowboy farmer and once there, finds him distant, angry, and with a neglected ranch and his infant son, too. He lives in the past and all he can think about is his wife who passed away. The mail order bride is determined to take care of his son and win his heart but because of a drought and dwindling resources, it's a very difficult path to tread. Almost at their wits end and about to move away, the small family digs deep and attempts to climb back to a normal life.
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Nightsong: An Historical Novel
HK$ 30.00 HK$ 33.00
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The year is 1870. Torn from the protective community of American missionaries in China, young, innocent teenager Lydia Holt has no idea of the harsh realities she will soon face. Forced into a loveless marriage to a sadistic Chinese nobleman, Lydia escapes her cruel confines and flees to San Francisco, only to meet the man she once trusted with her life-a man who now threatens to destroy the cosmetics empire she has established and rules with an iron hand. For in the secret corner of her heart, lovely Lydia harbors a dream-the unfulfilled promise of a passion that burned all too briefly for a handsome Scots trader with the blackest of souls. A man who tempted her with his fiery kisses, then left her broken-hearted and betrayed. A man who would one day learn that Lydia's love was far stronger than his lust. could she but find her way back into his arms again. A thrilling historical romance filled with strong characters and the sweep of history.
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Historical Exklusiv Band 60
HK$ 46.00
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Bittersübes Sehnen von Cooper, Katy Ein Eheversprechen, gegeben im Taumel erster stürmischer Liebe, wird für Lord Sebastian zu einem Fluch. Denn so gern er seiner Jugendliebe Beatrice das Herz zu FüBen legen würde, so quälend ist der Stachel des Misstrauens in Sebastians Fleisch. SchlieBlich hat er Beatrice in den Armen eines anderen gesehen - und die Erinnerung daran schmerzt noch immer sehr! Kann er Beatrice verzeihen und sie dennoch zur Seinen machen? Entscheidung IN Gretna Green von Hale, Deborah Mit einer sinnlichen Affäre erfüllt sich die junge Witwe Felicity einen frivolen Wunsch. Als über ihre heimliche Romanze mit dem attraktiven Hawthorn Greenwood getuschelt wird, ist sie verzweifelt. Eigentlich hatte Felicity sich geschworen, nie wieder einen Mann in ihr Leben zu lassen. Doch jetzt muss sie sich entscheiden: Entweder schlieBt sie eine Vernunftehe in Gretna Green - oder sie beschwört einen Skandal herauf …
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Goddessey Queen Cleopatra Adult Costume
HK$ 546.00
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You don’t need to roll yourself up in a carpet to sneak into tonight’s Halloween party. Make a grand entrance! Though, dressed in this awe-inspiring Queen Cleopatra Adult Costume, you may want to keep a close eye on the guests—your power and beauty may inspire a battle of epic proportions.Tonight isn’t about Antony or Ceasar, though—it’s all about you. And what a “you” you are! Independent. Sassy. Lovely. Powerful. While Cleo was well known for being a beauty, she was also described as being witty and charming and possessing a lovely tone of voice (not to mention being a revered ruler of Egypt. No biggie.) So warm up your vocal chords, sister, because tonight’s the night you’re going own up to the truth; you’re going to put on this queenly ensemble and shout out your window, “I’m the complete package and I can have it all!” If you have any doubts, rest assured, your costume selection proves it. Don’t be in de-NILE. Slipping into this sleeveless white pullover sheath dress, you already feel yourself transformed into the best version of yourself—and that’s even before accessorizing! The wrist cuffs, the blue chiffon cape, the collar, the belt, the signature headpiece—we bet you feel pretty special right now, embodying your favorite broad. Just don’t go so far as to mimic her every move—no one at the party is currently carrying any antivenom.
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Cavewoman Brown Wig
HK$ 128.00
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Time to go clubbing!This Cavewoman Brown Wig will top your prehistoric look off very nicely. The bouffy brown wig has a white 'bone' and 'teeth' decoration on each side of the parting with a brown embellished band around the crown. Add a club or jumbo bone to your final look. Wear a wig cap to ensure your own hair is kept under wraps and for the best fit. Item Includes:Wig.Please Note: Earrings not included. You may need to fluff the wig up and style it as it'll arrive flat-packed.
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Relativity in Historical Discourse
HK$ 38.00
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0 (B), University of Freiburg (English Seminar 1), course: Revisionist histories in American and Canadian Literature, 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When Hernán Cortés invaded the Aztec empire in 1519, he was thought to be the returned god Quetzalcontl. The emperor Montezuma II. was blinded by his people's prophecy and thus did not realize the danger crawling along with the Spaniards towards the capital Tenochtitlán and his entire kingdom. The genocide started with the imprisonment of Montezuma and ended in 1522. This brief summary is one version of the happenings in the Mexican area around 1520. Others may focus on Cortés' loyalty to Charles V, king of Spain, or his deep belief in being a soldier of God, sent on his mission to Christianize the heathens in the New World. One could also stress the cleverness of Montezuma pretending the return of a god to uphold his status as a ruler all the while knowing about Aztec's inferiority to this new enemy and the impossibility of resistance or even victory. The first paragraph comes up with some words that manipulate the reader's attitude1 but obviously revise the Spanish-Aztec war 'wie es eigentlich gewesen ist'2. Although there are several other aspects involved, some are mentioned above, this text mediates facts about the Spanish invasion. But are those facts true? What is a reader supposed to believe when he wants to acquire specific knowledge about this historical period?
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Fly Fishing in the Bavarian Highlands and the Black Forest - A Historical Article on the Experience of a Traveller in Germany
HK$ 55.00
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E.s. Roscoe's 'Fly Fishing in the Bavarian Highlands and the Black Forest' is a great addition to any fisherman's library, containing a few articles on fishing in the Bavarian Highlands as well as pike fishing in the Black Forest.
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Fun Costumes Plus Size Women's Peasant Viking Costume
HK$ 507.00 HK$ 585.00
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Are you working your way up the Viking ranks? Sure, it takes a lot of hard work to ascend the medieval hierarchy, but when you go in this signature peasant Viking costume, you can send the message that you're a villager who's on the up-and-up. One day, you're tending to the children and livestock, and the next, you're sailing to plunder all the gold and riches you kind find. The gates of Valhalla await!If you don't have the taste for blood to become a Shield-maiden, you could always just set your sights on sitting on the village throne as Queen. Sure, a simple peasant might not seem like an obvious choice for ruler, but when they get a taste of your wisdom, leadership, and of course, your supreme style... they might just be calling out your name to take over for the departed Earl.But first things first. We've got to get you into that village! So if you'd like to become a Viking Peasant who's working her way up the world's ladder, this signature costume is the choice for you. An elegant gown has a green gauze finish, and is accented with faux fur at the elbow and on the wide bell cuffs. A burnt orange tunic fits over the shoulders and is secured with lacing on the side and a sash style belt around the waist. Add the realistic looking faux fur shawl, and it will perfectly coordinate with the elegant brocade trim accents on the costume pieces. Included bead strands attach to over-sized buttons, and you can complete the look with a long haired wig if desired (sold separately). This costume is made and designed by us, and we're sure that when you go in this incredibly detailed look, you're going to be ruling the fjord in no time!
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Dragon Master Mens Cape
HK$ 180.00
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Dragon SlayerThis Dragon Master Mens Cape is a great addition to any Medieval or Game of Thrones inspired costumes. This grey cape features faux fur on the shoulders and a black cross over the chest with a silver emblem in the centre.Item Includes:Cape.Please note: Wig; headband; top; pants; sword and shoes not included.
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Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast)
HK$ 1,002.00 HK$ 1,252.00
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Côte d'Ivoire remains one of the most intriguing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It appeared well on its way to becoming a model of development under its single political party and charismatic founding father, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, when it fell on hard economic times in the 1980s. Poor management of the socio-economic challenges by Houphouët-Boigny's successors produced disastrous political consequences, including unprecedented political violence, the first-ever successful military coup, and two civil wars, culminating in former President Laurent Gbagbo being sent to the International Criminal Court (Icc) in The Hague to stand trial for war crimes. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast) contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Cote d'Ivoire.
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Dreamgirl Women's Victorious Beauty Gladiator Costume
HK$ 429.00
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A lot of people are under the mistaken impression that the gladiatorial games of Ancient Rome were nothing more than a no-holds-barred slaughterfest. But did you know that gladiators sometimes fought naval battles aboard ships in a flooded arena or a nearby lake? Neither did we, but then we were also surprised to learn that gladiator sweat was collected and sold to wealthy spectators as a skin care product! It just goes to show that there's more to being a gladiator than being the gruffest, toughest brawler. So we're not sure that this Women's Victorious Beauty Gladiator Costume offers the best all-around protection from trident thrusts or hungry lions inside the coliseum. Even so, we're going to assume that you've got a winning strategy tucked away somewhere under that fur-lined cape. We're also going to assume that this strategy is not something we want to put to the test in glorious one-on-one combat before a rancorous public audience. In fact, we'd like it very much if you would pretty please not hurt us, right now, in front of everyone.Well, when we set out to tell you about this outfit's great-looking faux suede and velvet, we didn't expect to wind up pleading for our lives! In fact, our hiring manager tells us that's not supposed to be a part of anybody's job description. But hopefully that will tell you something about this dazzling panoply and its power to make a lady look equal parts sharp-dressed and skilled with a blade. Thumbs up!
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The Historical Roots of Elementary Mathematics
HK$ 154.00
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Exciting, hands-on approach to understanding fundamental underpinnings of modern arithmetic, algebra, geometry and number systems, by examining their origins in early Egyptian, Babylonian and Greek sources. Students can do division like the ancient Egyptians, solve quadratic equations like the Babylonians, and more.
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Creating a Local Historical Book
HK$ 27.00
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Does Your City or Region Have a Fascinating Story that needs to be told before it's forgotten? Yes, it does, and you can be the person to write it! In this short text, Tyler Tichelaar, author of My Marquette and The Marquette Trilogy, talks in a conversational format about how he became interested in writing both local history and regional and historical fiction and his research and writing process to bring his books to fruition. Readers of "Creating a Local Historical Book" will learn: What kind of research is required What counts as research Where to do research How to organize that research into a book How not to go overboard with details Finding images and gaining usage permission How to make your book stand out from others Tips on marketing your history book Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. and seventh generation Marquette resident, was raised on tales of his hometown's past. His other interests include literary studies ranging from King Arthur to Gothic texts. He is also a professional editor and writing coach who has guided dozens of authors through the treacherous seas of composition. "Our committee would like to honor Tyler with this award in honor of his meticulous research, his enlightened and personal testimony about Marquette and his educational contributions to the preservation of Marquette's history." -The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee, presenting Tyler with the Barbara H. Kelly Historic Preservation Award "Tyler Tichelaar speaks from the heart about his love affair with the town of his birth. Join him on a nostalgic tour of one of the great small cities of America." -Karl Bohnak, author of So Cold a Sky: Upper Michigan Weather Stories Learn more at www. MarquetteFiction.com From Modern History Press www. ModernHistoryPress.com
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Conflict: A Historical Western Family Saga
HK$ 25.00
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After a family tragedy early in their lives, two brothers drift apart and in the years ahead find themselves having to come to terms with the fact that their family must heal, if they and their community are to have any kind of peace. This is a western novel suitable for any age.
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Davy Crockett Cap
HK$ 86.00
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You have a racoon on your head...Look like a traditional hunter in this Coonskin Cap. This cap features black and brown coloured faux fur. Great for keeping your head warm!Item Includes:Hat.Please note: Shirt not included. Not real raccoon.
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California Costume Collection Adult Goddess Sandals
HK$ 78.00
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Goddess, hear the pleas from your people! They wish to bear witness to your incredible grace, your unmatched wisdom, your blinding beauty. Please, come down from the heights of Mount Olympus so they may cast their eyes upon you. But wait! You can't simply stroll into town barefoot like a common lowly hobo (no disrespect to hobos, of course)! No! You're a goddess! You've got to strike just the right note. But how... what would be worthy of a goddess? What could a goddess possibly step on that would be worthy of the touch of her feet? If only there was some solution... somewhere on this page... hmmm...Oh! Of course! These golden sandals are the perfect solution! Slip these on, lace them up, and let the golden leaves flutter as your throngs of admirers kneel before you, ready to kiss those feet of yours... if they are worthy, and that's a big if.
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Big Man: A Pair of Historical Romances
HK$ 19.00
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A Blended Family By Spring For The Widower - A woman is shocked when the pastor at their church suggests that by spring, he could see all of the single women in his congregation married. She begins a correspondence with a man and also knows that a neighbor is corresponding with a woman himself. A very surprising meeting occurs as she and her daughter travel to Kansas City for a first meeting. Alice's Many Children - This is an incredibly moving story about love; love for people of another race, love for children with special needs, and love between a man and a woman-a surprise mail order bride-who can give nothing but kindness to all who surround them.
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Historical Dictionary of the Cold War
HK$ 713.00 HK$ 792.00
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Cold war" was a term coined in 1945 by left-leaning British writer George Orwell to predict how powers made unconquerable by having nuclear weapons would conduct future relations. It was popularized in 1947 by American journalist Walter Lippmann amid mounting tensions between the erstwhile World War II Allies - the capitalist democracies - the United States of America and Britain - versus the Soviet Union, a communist dictatorship. As the grand alliance of the "Big Three" they had defeated Nazi Germany, its satellites and Japan in World War II but became rivals who split the world into an American-led Western "bloc" and Soviet-led Eastern "bloc." Both were secured from direct attack by arraying ever-greater nuclear and conventional forces against the other while seeking global supremacy by other means. The 45-year Cold War lasted until the Soviet Union collapsed between 1989 and 1991.This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Cold War contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this crucial period in history.
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Brown Felt Bonnet
HK$ 48.00 HK$ 62.00
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Step back in time.Step back to a simpler time with this Brown Felt Bonnet. A great acessory to any victorian costume.Item Includes:Bonnet.
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Highly Enriched Uranium: Striking a Balance - A Historical Report on the United States Highly Enriched Uranium Production, Acquisition, and Utilization Activities from 1945 through 1996
HK$ 70.00
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In February 1996, the Department of Energy (Doe) commissioned a comprehensive effort to document and declassify the United States inventory and other information needed to present a complete picture of the production, acquisition, and utilization of highly enriched uranium (Heu). Highly Enriched Uranium: Striking A Balance presents the results of that study. The effort was commissioned to facilitate discussions of HEU storage, safety, and security with stakeholders, to encourage other nations to declassify and release similar data, and to support the national policy on transparency of nuclear materials. This information will also be available for formulating policies involving the identification and disposition of surplus nuclear materials. Subjects and topics covered include: nuclear tests, naval nuclear program, chronology of significant nuclear events, brookhaven, Nist, Oak Ridge, yellowcake. Highly Enriched Uranium: Striking A Balance contains details of the U.s. HEU inventory as of September 30, 1996, and provides a historical material balance that summarizes over 50 years of U.s. activities that produced, acquired, and utilized Heu. This report focuses on the facilities and activities that have produced and used HEU during the 50-year history of the nuclear weapons complex. The report contains important newly declassified HEU information regarding the total U.s. inventory, including the quantities required to support ongoing Departmental programs. Other newly declassified information includes details about the HEU produced in the U.s. uranium enrichment facilities and the total quantity of HEU transferred to the United Kingdom under a Mutual Defense Agreement. Section 1 introduces the reader to the predecessor organizations to the Doe, the nuclear material control and accountability system, and the Department's "Openness Initiative." Section 2 provides some perspective on the production and uses of Heu, including the Department's nuclear weapons complex. The two
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Wordsworth's Historical Imagination ( Revivals)
HK$ 361.00 HK$ 401.00
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Traditionally, Wordsworth's greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that it fails to recognize and explain the importance of the context of the public sphere and the social environment to the authentic experience of the imagination. Wordsworth's preoccupation with the metaphors of property and labour shows him to be acutely anxious about the value of his art in a world that he regarded as corrupted. Through close examination of a few important poems, both well-known and relatively unknown, Simpson shows that there is no unitary, public Wordsworth, nor is there a conflict or tension between the private and the public. The absence of any clear kind of authority in the voice that speaks the poems makes Wordsworth's poetry, in Simpson's phrase, a 'poetry of displacement'.
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Fun Costumes Adult Deluxe Southern Belle Costume
HK$ 429.00
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Well just bless your heart, darling. You say you want to portray the timid and elegant side of the old west? Well, we think it is about time someone represents the rest of the community. After all, it’s not all just outlaws and gunslingers! Grab this beautiful Adult Deluxe Sothern Belle Costume and show everybody the mild west.This luxurious costume will make you look like the daughter of the wealthiest family around. It’s even purple, that’s the color of royalty! However you won’t have to be a prissy princess, you can let the southern hospitality naturally pour out. Draw everyone in with your rich southern drawl and keep them entertained with your quirky old west mannerisms. Have fun with being overly polite and courteous to the rest of the party guests. You can really get into character this year because this costume has everything needed to transform you into a blast from the past. A stunning hoop-skirt dress and a classy wide-brimmed straw hat, sure, it’s not much but it gets the job done. This costume will also come with a waist sash as a tasteful accessory. If you would like to add a few more fun and classy accessories to this outfit then we have a few suggestions. Get your hands on a fancy pair of white gloves and then grab a pretty parasol to keep that unforgiving sun off your delicate skin.Once you’ve gathered up the perfect accessories to add to this Deluxe Southern Belle Costume you’ll be just about ready for your old west adventure this Halloween. Just be sure to have a brave cowpoke or an honorable sheriff with you, things do get pretty rough out there, you know, with all the outlaws and gunslingers…
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California Costume Collection Egyptian Staff
HK$ 102.00
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On ancient Egyptian artifacts, the gods are usually carrying the ankh. The cross with a little loop on the top. We didn't know this when we decided to sell these staffs. In almost every single hieroglyph gods and pharaohs are, if not directly holding, near one. Why would that be? Maybe because it was a symbol for life...maybe even eternal life? In the images the gods seem to be giving eternal life to the mummies of the pharaohs with the use of the ankh.This year don’t be without your very own life giving artifact. Carry this Egyptian Staff and try to give eternal life to any mummies you find. If you do figure out how to harness the power of the ankh, you should send us an email. It would be great to know how to bring things to life. Then again, maybe you need to be a god to use it, or a pharaoh to be given eternal life. Either way, if you discover something with this staff just give us a shout. (We just want to bring our Funko Pops to life.)
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Forum Novelties, Inc Skull And Teeth Necklace
HK$ 47.00
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Everyone has a skull, right? So why then are they seen as such scary and sinister symbols? Back in the stone age anyone sporting a skull around their neck while strutting through the village would be envied and praised. But since then, the idea of a skull anywhere, besides in your head, is looked down upon... even illegal in some places! We think it all may just be propaganda set forth by those scurvy pirates and grungy heavy metal enthusiasts. Those two groups have been keeping the skull from becoming a symbol of human greatness, as it should rightfully be. Maybe in an alternate universe, this Skull And Teeth Necklace could be the perfect jewelry for any cute modern girl hoping to add a little glamour to her outfit. Instead, this necklace is only seen as a symbol death and carnage. Of course, if you're a pirate or a metal-head, then all of this just makes you smile with devious glee.
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Old Dutch Black Beard
HK$ 86.00
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Great AccessoryThis Old Dutch Black Beard will complete your Dutch Farmer or Amish costume. This thick black beard has a self adhesive strip attached to make it easy to apply and remove.Item Includes:Beard.
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Historical Corpus Stylistics
HK$ 203.00 HK$ 226.00
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This book analyzes how news discourse was shaped over time by external factors, such as the historical context, news production, technological innovation and current affairs, and as such both conformed to and deviated from generic conventions. Using data from a newspaper corpus, it offers the first empirical study into the development of style in early mass media. In this analysis, media style appears as a dynamic concept which is highly sensitive to innovative approaches towards making news not only informative but also entertaining to read. This cutting-edge survey will be of interest to academics researching corpus linguistics, media discourse and stylistics.
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Historical Aspects of Pediatric Surgery
HK$ 955.00 HK$ 1,061.00
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At first sight it may appear strange that a volume of Progress in Pediatric Surgery should be devoted to the history of our specialty. One assumes that progress is concerned primarily with recent developments whilst history deals with matters of the past. However, in the past there has also been considerable progress in the development of our understand- ing of paediatric surgical problems, otherwise we would not have pro- gressed to our present achievements. The editors, therefore, do not apologize for compiling this volume but, on the contrary, feel that the publication of this volume is most timely. Modern paediatric surgery has now been practised for three genera- tions. The handful of pioneers who were the founders of our specialty worked mainly before the last world war. A few dozen of the inter- mediary generation started work immediately after the war, while the new generation who are now dominating our specialty must be counted in thousands. Two factors have radically altered paediatric surgery as practised by the intermediary and the present generation of surgeons.
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Historical Dictionary of Film Noir
HK$ 830.00 HK$ 921.00
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Film noir literally 'black cinema' is the label customarily given to a group of black and white American films, mostly crime thrillers, made between 1940 and 1959. Today there is considerable dispute about what are the shared features that classify a noir film, and therefore which films should be included in this category. These problems are partly caused because film noir is a retrospective label that was not used in the 1940s or 1950s by the film industry as a production category and therefore its existence and features cannot be established through reference to trade documents. The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.
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Fun Costumes Adult Sherlock Holmes Costume
HK$ 507.00
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Were you an inquisitive child in your younger days? Did you ask an endless series of Why or What’s that questions? So many per hour that you were about ready to make your parents ready to fall into the fetal position just so you might stop the perpetual interrogation? And, when they did, did you still loom over them and inquire, “Why are you doing that?”Well, of course you did. Didn’t all kids? But, the real question is if you kept up on this spectacular habit? Do you still have the knack for interrogation and the unending pool of curiosity fueling you to solve the most insidious of the world’s mysteries? Rather than attempt to convince you clever inquisitors to halt your investigations, instead try to praise you for your pursuits for the truth and lead you right down the road to becoming one of the best investigators of all time. Perhaps even the greatest, Sherlock Holmes!It is time to put your abilities to find the truth to the test. And, how better to do it than being clad in this Adult Sherlock Holmes costume? Made of conventional polyester, this coat and hat combo will give you the perfect blend of sophistication and intrigue to help solve all the cases along the way. A crisp set of buttons and an adjustable strap on the hat keep the garb fitting well. Add a few accessories like an oversized magnifying glass or a cob pipe and you’ll have Moriarty asking why he ever dared to come to your neighborhood to perpetuate his endless crime spree. Makes us wonder a bit what kind of kid he started off as!? Maybe endless questions aren’t so bad in comparison!
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California Costume Collection Girl's Harriet Tubman Costume
HK$ 351.00
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Make absolutely sure that your gal understands the importance of paying attention in history class. If she doesn’t she might miss out all kinds of really cool information, like how powerful a lady Harriet Tubman was! It’s a good thing she is ahead of the curve on this one; she is actually an all-out history buff! She spends every family dinner quizzing her siblings on significant historical facts. Where other kids have their walls covered in posters of bands and teen idols, she has hung historical maps of the United States and framed pictures of her favorite formative figures. So she knows all about how important Harriet Tubman was; we don’t even have to tell her! She is a true American hero, and now your gal can show off her passion for history and try to emulate the bravery and integrity of her favorite American in this Girl’s Harriet Tubman Costume. She can feel like top of the class and a true class act in this period-specific, black button-up peplum dress. The collar calls back the bygone days of Tubman’s heroism. As a bonus, she can wear it with the ruffled collar, head scarf, and without cuffs for Harriet Tubman, and then wear it Again with the eyelet collar, cameo, and eyelet cuffs to transform into Susan B. Anthony. It's perfect for a historically-focused Halloween costume or a school play. Lantern (and historical prowess) sold separately.
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Historical Exklusiv Band 64
HK$ 45.00
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IM Wilden Meer DER Leidenschaft von Mccabe, Amanda Bianca glaubt zu träumen, als der Kapitän der berüchtigten "Calypso" ihre Taverne auf der Karibikinsel Santo Domingo betritt. Balthazar Grattiano - der Mann, den sie töten muss! Biancas einzige Chance auf Vergeltung scheint, sich als blinde Passagierin auf die "Calypso" zu schleichen. Doch was sind ihre Rachepläne gegen die glühende Sehnsucht, die Balthazar mit seinen leidenschaftlichen Küssen in ihr weckt? DER Kuss IM Kristall von Ranstrom, Gail Aletheas Tante, die Wahrsagerin Madame Zoe, ist tot - dahingemeuchelt von einem gemeinen Schurken! Einziger Hinweis auf den Täter ist eine Schmucknadel mit einem Raben. Um den Mörder anzulocken, gibt Alethea sich als Madame Zoe aus. Da entdeckt sie, dass der Rabe das Wappentier von Rob McHugh, dem Earl of Glenross, ist. Alethea ist schockiert! SchlieBlich fühlt sie sich wie magisch zu dem attraktiven Gentleman hingezogen …
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Five Reasons Why Everyone Should Read History Books

History books are accounts of past happenings that occurred throughout human civilization which might have direct and indirect impact on how we live today. Living in this time of rapid change and constant technological development, many individuals today might find that history is no longer significant as we prefer to envision on where we are heading towards instead of reflecting on where we came from. However, there are still important values that we can learn from the history of mankind as we look forward into the future. Find out why everyone should still read history books below.

As Highly Detailed Accounts of Past Events

History books are one of the most important sources of information that we have regarding past events and occurrences. They give a highly-detailed account on a given event or period in history: more so than any documentary can give. Many present archaeologists and researchers are able to unravel important findings and ancient wonders today thanks to the thorough descriptions that were mentioned in these history books.

To Know More About Our Origins

Have you ever wondered why Hong Kong has a multi-racial population today? Through history books, you will have a better insight on why people of different races, religions, and culture settled down in Hong Kong. You will also find out other interesting facts such as what methods did they use to enter the country with and how did they made a living for themselves in a foreign land so far away from their motherland. Knowing these facts not only widens your general knowledge, but it also enables you to trace back your origins.

So That We Do Not Repeat Past Mistakes

Spanish philosopher, George Santayana once said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. Throughout human history, countless mistakes were made by our forefathers and past leaders, many of which we can learn something from. Delving into history enables us to understand their failings, to learn from them, and to find ways to improve on their mistakes. Humans have a bad habit of making the same mistakes, hence history books serve as a reminder for us to not repeat similar mistakes again.

So That We Appreciate the Sacrifices of our Forefathers and Ancestors

Many lives were sacrificed throughout the countless wars and battles fought throughout human history. Many of our forefathers and ancestors probably had a part to play in those wars – expanding the glory and influence of their nation, defending their homeland from being conquered by foreign authorities, and so on. Their sacrifices are recorded in history books and by reading them, we will understand more about their valiant efforts and bravery which will allow us to appreciate the sacrifices they had made.

As Preparation for the Future

Although many might argue that what happened in the past will not be relevant today, there are many lessons that we can obtain from the past to make us more well-prepared for the future. For example, when making new policies and decisions, governments often look at a similar situation that occurred in the past to determine its feasibility in the future.

If you are looking to increase your library of books, do check out these business, psychology, and self-help titles available on iPrice Hong Kong!

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