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Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991



  • Existence: 1903 - 1991

Hanson W. Baldwin was born on March 22, 1991 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1924 after which he served in the Navy until 1927. After his service, he began his newspaper career, first as a reporter for "The Baltimore Sun" and then "The New York Times" becoming the "Times" military analyst in 1937. During World War II he wrote from the South Pacific, North Africa and Europe. Baldwin He authored scores of books on military and defense topics, including "Men and Ships of Steel" (1935), "We Saw It Happen" (1938), "The Caissons Roll" (1938), "Admiral Dealth" (1939), "What the Citizen Should Know About the Navy" (1941), "United We Stand" (1941), "Strategy for Victory" (1942), "The Navy at War" (1943), "The Price of Power" (1947), "Great Mistakes of the War" (1949), "Sea fights and Shipwrecks" (1955), "The Great Arms Race" (1958), "World War I: An Outline History" (1962), "The New Navy" (1964), "Battles Lost and Won: Great Campaigns of World War II" (1966), "Strategy for Tomorrow" (1970), "The Crucial Years, 1939-1941" (1976), and "Tiger Jack" (1979). After the war, he continued to work for the "Times." Baldwin died on November 13, 1991.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"United We Stand!" typescript

Identifier: MS-123
Overview "United We Stand!" (1941). The collection contains the typescript with handwritten corrections and printer's notations as well as galleys, page proofs and revised pages of the book by Hanson W. Baldwin.