Decision in Germany

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Decision in Germany

By Lucius D. Clay
Doubleday, 1950
522 pp. $4.50

In giving his account of the first four critical postwar years in Germany, General Clay, Deputy Military Governor in 1945-47 and then Military Governor until 1949, has not written a light volume of memoirs. The book is stocked with factual information, extensively documented, regarding the establishment of military government, financial and economic reconstruction, the efforts at denazification, and, of course, the growing conflict with the Russians leading to the Berlin blockade. The major criticism raised by reviewers has been the author's reticence in commenting on certain controversial issues and events which he was in a unique position to observe.

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