two books about it). For now I will direct you to one particular piece on how President Truman's announcement of the bombing of Hiroshima, 71 years ago today, launched the nuclear age with several lies, including describing the large city, filled mainly with women and children, as only a "military base." Also: the bomb was merely a much bigger version of conventional explosives, with radiation effects not mentioned. See more here for the fascinating story of how the statement was written and edited.
For a long list of pieces I wrote about the atomic bombings for Huff Post, go here.