New Mexico 101 Book Series 

Tuesday, July 25th 2 pm -3:30 pm $50++ each session
It is recommended to start your book prior to the class & discussion
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New Mexico 101 The Club at Las Campanas is proud to introduce a new book class focusing on New Mexico’s rich culture and history. This is a course that we can continue for years, exploring various themes, three books at a time. For the summer of 2023, we will explore the Manhattan Project and the impact of science and technology on New Mexico. This coincides with the debut of the movie Oppenheimer, which opens in theaters on July 21, and was filmed locally. Jennet Conant documented the scientists and their families in 109 East Palace, referring to the now-Rainbow Man location downtown where the scientists checked in. Peggy Pond Church explored the story of Edith Warner in The House at Otowi Bridge, who interacted with many of the scientists, as well as nearby San Ildefonso Pueblo. Lastly, we’ll end with a well-known novel: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a 1932 book that offered a dystopian vision for the future with a drug-stupefied population, high on soma, and behaviorally preconditioned for obedience. He included a visit to the “Savage Reservation,” the fictional Malpais Pueblo in New Mexico.  

July 25: Jennet Conant, 109 East Palace, 2pm – 3:30pm 
August 22: Peggy Pond Church, The House at Otowi Bridge, 2pm – 3:30pm 
September 19: Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 2pm – 3:30pm  

Garrett Peck is an author, historian and tour guide living in Santa Fe and is a board member of the Santa Fe Professional Tour Guides. His eighth and latest book is A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium. Garrett is currently researching and writing a book about how Willa Cather composed Death Comes for the