"He Said His name was Columbus, and I just said:  "good luck!" Bob Dylan, ​Bob Dylan's 115th Dream


Welcome to the website for writer and historian Peter Bacon Hales.  Here you will find outtakes from the books, digital versions of out-of-print writing, and full-color versions of the images in Outside the Gates of Eden:  The Dream of America from Hiroshima to Now. You can also access early drafts of writing for the next books, and an archive of images that document the cultural landscape of America and its history.

Peter Bacon Hales

Atomic Spaces:  Living on the Manhattan Project

University of Illinois Press, 1997

.Events and Appearances

​-Saturday, April 26, KPFA Radio, Berkeley, California, Kris Welch, Saturday Morning Talkies,10 am Pacific Time (completed:  you can listen to it here;  the interview begins with a wonderful live 1965 version of Desolation Row​, at 1:03:56.)

-Interview on Hendrix at KUOW in Seattle-- Chapter 13 of Outside the Gates of Eden, with nice musical accompaniment.  You can listen to it here

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