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Winds of History: The German Years of Lucius Dubignon Clay
Winds of History: The German Years of Lucius Dubignon Clay
By John H. Backer
Van Nostrand, 1983, 320 pp.

An admiring and informative biographical study of General Clay as deputy and then military governor of the American Zone of Occupation in Germany, 1945-1949. Clay's incisive mind and administrative genius are convincingly portrayed, as is his deep disappointment over never, in a long career, having combat command. The author was a member of Clay's staff and has written extensively on the occupation.