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From the Central Series
Only in The Tangled Web
Chapter By Chapter Summary
Chapter One: Figure in the Fog
Chapter Two: New Girl
Chapter Three: Spy Radio
Chapter Four: Puzzle Pieces
Chapter Five: Secrets
Chapter Six: An Unsettling Visit
Chapter Seven: The Ogre
Chapter Eight: Visit to a Painted Lady
Chapter Nine: A Sticky Web
Chapter Ten: Caught!
Chapter Eleven: Second Chances
Chapter Twelve: Thanksgiving
Discusses how people began to focus on making healthy living accessible. Topics discussed:
- The need to accommodate disabled people in public and older buildings
- The passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, prohibiting discrimination against the disabled applying for federal assistance and employment
- The failure to enforce the Rehabilitation Act, which led Judy Heumann to stage a 26-day sit-in at the U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare in San Francisco
- How the enforcement of the Act affected disabled Vietnam War veterans
- How the Vietnam War not only affected soldiers, but civilian opinion as well
- The lack of support Vietnam War veterans faced when they returned home
- How people began to focus more on healthy living, such as partaking in exercise, yoga, and paying attention to what they ate
- The development of farmers' markets
- Alice Waters, who founded Chez Panisse and pioneered the concept of California cuisine
- The quotation at the end of the book comes from Marmion, an epic poem about the Battle of Flodden Field and written by Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet.