Monday, December 22, 2014

Invading New Mexico

Invading New Mexico

The AI tour proceeded west from Amarillo into New Mexico on our 36 state tour of the USA.
About halfway to Albuquerque the storm clouds arrived which helped to wash the dust of Texas from our van.

In Albuquerque we made a stop at indie Bookworks ( to present a talk on America Invades.
Albuquerque, NM
The staff of Bookworks was friendly and professional.  You can find signed copies of America Invades at their fine store.

In America Invades ( we note that the New Mexico national guard is partnered with Costa Rica.  We also note that the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, is a twin sister city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
President James K. Polk
The entire state of New Mexico is literally "invaded ground" having been acquired from Mexico as a consequence of the Mexican American war that was launched by president Polk in the 1840s.  We discuss at some length in the Mexico chapter of America Invades (see video below).  New Mexico also played a vital role in our emerging role as a superpower in the 20th century.  It was near Alamogordo, NM on July 16, 1945 that the Manhattan project tested the first atomic device.  Two atomic bombs would be dropped on Japan the following month finally ending the bloodiest conflict in human history.

Thanks Bookworks and thanks for your service New Mexico.

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