Book Discussion on Lucius Clay: An American Life

Jean Edward Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, discussed the life of General Lucius D. Clay, chronicled… read more

Jean Edward Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, discussed the life of General Lucius D. Clay, chronicled in his book, Lucius D. Clay: An American Life. Mr. Smith credits General Clay with rebuilding Germany, following World War II, into a prosperous and democratic nation. General Clay was the American overseer of Germany from 1945-1949, serving as the military governor. He is most noted for his role in the Berlin airlift of 1948 when he told Washington that the Russians were bluffing and that America must not budge against communism. The son of a U.S. Senator and a graduate of West Point, General Clay’s other accomplishments included running President Eisenhower’s first presidential campaign, working for Fortune 500 companies, and raising over $750 million for political and charitable organizations. close

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Book Discussion on Lucius Clay: An American Life

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Nov 18, 1990
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  • Nov 18, 1990 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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