In the mail today I got Anthony Beever’s much-revised 1982 history of the Spanish Civil War, The Battle for Spain (2006.) It looks excellent. Wilhelm has his eye on it and will probably read it when he finishes the biography of William Jennings Bryan, A Godly Hero (2006), by Michael Kazin.
A friend came by this morning with some books to aid me in my quest for a nutritious weight-loss diet. Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe was published in 1971, but it’s still one of the best books on the subject of non-animal protein.
Another book that addresses the importance of food combinations in providing protein is The Insulin-Resistance Diet (2001) by Cheryle R Hart (from Spokane) and Mary Kay Grossman.
And for some yummy vegetable recipes, Vegetariana (1984, 1993) by Nava Atlas.
So what did I learn about nutrition today? Nothing. I spent the day polishing off the chapter summaries for my online Trollope group, which are due tomorrow, and reading the first in the Jack Frost murder mystery series, Frost at Christmas (1984), by R D Wingfield.