Taking readers on a global journey through human history, historian Natasha Tidd examines how lies can change the world around us, from Julius Caesar's deceptive PR machine to the cover ups that caused Chernobyl. Plus, an in-depth look at how historic lies can still impact our lives today, such as the deadly legacy of America's Tuskegee Experiment.




During the course of a career that began in the late 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions; he widened the boundaries of free speech. Critic Ralph Gleason said, "So many taboos have been lifted and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened. He utterly changed the world of comedy." 240 pages of subversion.

Created for the A Night at Mr.Kelly's exhibition at the Newberry  Library by local letterpress artisan aFavorite, these four coasters are taken from Mr.Kelly's advertising in 1961. Heavy cardstock images featuring Mr.Kelly's performers Bob Newhart, Dick Gregory, Eartha Kitt and the Smothers Brothers. 



 Made from natural cotton, this tote will help you express yourself, and carry everything from books to beach gear. 16” wide and 15.5” tall with a 5” gusset and 22” handles. Made in the USA.




 Exploring a selection of lives that disproves the stereotype of medieval women as subordinate to men. The stereotypical medieval woman is a pious, helpless creature of little intelligence, and still less drive and ambition. While this may have been true of many, it was certainly not true of the women featured here.




Anarcho-Indigenism is a dialogue between anarchism and Indigenous politics. In interviews, the contributors reveal what Indigenous thought and traditions and anarchism have in common, without denying the scars left by colonialism.




As eco-fabulous as it is easy on the eyes, this wonderful addition to the Newberry's accessory family was made in collaboration with Enviro, a US company that creates totes from recycled material. Measuring 14" by 14", with a 3" gusset and an 11" drop, this new tote is both sturdy and roomy, with handles that allow you to fit it easily over your shoulder.

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