Robert W. Peterson was born in \(1925\) in Warren, Pennsylvania. He was an American newspaper writer who later became a freelance author of magazine articles and books, especially on sports and scouting.


Robert W. Peterson was an editor and writer of the old New York World-Telegram newspaper. He also wrote numerous articles for scouting magazine in the \(1970\)sā€“\(1990\)s.


Some of his famous works are,

  • Only the Ball Was White
  • Rhodesian independence
  • Agnew: the coining of a household word
  • Space: from Gemini to the moon & beyond
  • Crime & the American response
  • South Africa & apartheid

Robert W. Peterson died of lung cancer on February \(11\), \(2006\), in Salisbury, Pennsylvania.