Daniel Edward Cohen

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General Information

Name: Daniel Edward Cohen

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: March 12, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2673570/bio

Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Cohen was born in Chicago. He attended University of Illinois at Chicago but graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cohen is an American non-fiction writer who has produced over one-hundred books, mainly for young audiences. He briefly worked as a proofreader for Time, Inc. in Chicago before taking a job as assistant editor of Science Digest magazine in 1959. He was transferred to New York City shortly after being hired.

In addition to his editorial work, Cohen wrote articles for Science Digest and for other publications. Encouraged by praise of his articles on paranormal subjects, Cohen published his first book, Myths of the Space Age, a collection of skeptical essays on paranormal creatures and phenomena, in 1967.

He moved to a farmhouse in Forestburgh, New York, in 1969 so Daniel could write full time. He originally planned to write popular science books, but the demands of the market led him to concentrate on books about ghosts, monsters, UFOs, and psychic phenomena. Since then, Daniel Cohen has written on an astonishing variety of subjects beyond just the paranormal: historical and current biographies; advice for teenagers; world history; science and technology; animals and nature; urban legends; and popular television, music, film, and sports personalities. He writes mass-market paperbacks for children who are reluctant to read and not especially gifted and often chooses subjects of interest to these readers.

He has also written on numerous other topics, including sports, history, dinosaurs, nature, technology, and folklore. He currently lives in New Jersey.

Published Works

  • Ghostly Animals, Doubleday, 1977
  • Real Ghosts, Dodd, Mead, 1977
  • The Science of Spying, McGraw-Hill, 1977
  • What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?, Dutton, 1977
  • The World of UFOs, Lippincott, 1978
  • The World's Most Famous Ghosts, Dodd, Mead, 1978
  • Creatures from UFOs, Dodd, Mead, 1978
  • Ceremonial Magic, Four Winds Press, 1979
  • Great Mistakes, M. Evans, 1979
  • Dealing with the Devil, Dodd, Mead, 1979
  • Frauds, Hoaxes, and Swindles, Watts, 1979
  • Famous Curses, Dodd, Mead, 1979
  • Mysteries of the World, Doubleday, 1979
  • Missing!: Stories of Strange Disappearances, Dodd, Mead, 1979
  • What's Happening to Our Weather?, Evans, 1979
  • The Tomb Robbers, McGraw-Hill, 1980
  • Monsters You Never Heard Of, Dodd, Mead, 1980
  • Science Fiction's Greatest Monsters, Dodd, Mead, 1980
  • The Headless Roommate and Other Tales of Terror, M. Evans, 1980
  • A Close Look at Close Encounters, Dodd, Mead, 1981
  • Ghostly Terrors, Dodd, Mead, 1981
  • The Great Airship Mystery: A UFO of the 1890s, Dodd, Mead, 1981
  • Everything You Need to Know About Monsters and Still Be Able to Get to Sleep, Doubleday, 1981
  • The Last Hundred Years: Medicine, M. Evans, 1981
  • The Last Hundred Years: Household Technology, M. Evans, 1982
  • Real Magic, Dodd, Mead, 1982
  • How To Test Your ESP, Dutton, 1982
  • America's Very Own Monsters, Dodd, Mead, 1982
  • Bigfoot: America's Number One Monster, Pocket, 1982
  • The Encyclopedia of Monsters, Dodd, Mead, 1982
  • Horror in the Movies, Clarion, 1982
  • How To Buy a Car, Watts, 1982
  • Video Games, Pocket Books, 1982
  • Southern Fried Rat & Other Gruesome Tales, M. Evans, 1983
  • The Kid's Guide to Home Computers, Pocket Books, 1983 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Monster Dinosaur, Lippincott, 1983
  • Monster Hunting Today, Dodd, Mead, 1983
  • The Kid's Guide to Home Video, Pocket Books, 1984 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Masters of Horror, Clarion, 1984
  • The Restless Dead: Ghostly Tales from Around the World, Dodd, Mead, 1984
  • The Encyclopedia of Ghosts, Dodd, Mead, 1984
  • Hiram Bingham and the Dream of Gold, M. Evans, 1984
  • America's Very Own Ghosts, Dodd, Mead, 1985
  • Henry Stanley and the Quest for the Source of the Nile, M. Evans, 1985
  • Wrestling Superstars, Pocket Books, 1985 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Wrestling Superstars II, Pocket Books, 1986 - written with Susan Cohen
  • A Six-Pack and a Fake I.D.: Teens Look at the Drinking Question, M. Evans, 1986 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Strange & Amazing Facts About Star Trek, Pocket Books, 1986
  • Teenage Competition: A Survival Guide, M. Evans, 1986 - written with Susan Cohen
  • ESP: The New Technology, Messner, 1986
  • Heroes of the Challenger, Pocket Books, 1986 - written with Susan Cohen
  • How To Get Started in Video, Watts, 1986 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Rock Video Superstars II, Pocket Books, 1987 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Carl Sagan: Superstar Scientist, Dodd, Mead, 1987
  • Young and Famous, Pocket Books, 1987 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Young and Famous: Sports' Newest Superstars, Pocket Books, 1987 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Phone Call from a Ghost: Strange Tales from Modern America, Dodd, Mead, 1988
  • UFOs: The Third Wave, Evans, 1988
  • Going for the Gold: Medal Hopefuls for Summer '88, Pocket Books, 1988 - written with Susan Cohen
  • What Kind of Dog Is That?:Rare & Unusual Breeds of Dogs, Dutton, 1989- written with Susan Cohen
  • When Someone You Know is Gay, M. Evans, 1989 - written with Susan Cohen
  • The Ghosts of War, Putnam, 1990
  • Great Ghosts, Dutton, 1990
  • Phantom Animals, Putnam, 1991
  • Railway Ghosts and Highway Horrors, Dutton, 1991
  • Where To Find Dinosaurs Today, Dutton, 1992 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Ghostly Tales of Love & Revenge, Putnam, 1992
  • Going for the Gold: Medal Hopefuls for Winter '92, Pocket Books, 1992 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Animal Rights: A Handbook for Young Adults, Millbrook Press, 1993
  • The Beheaded Freshman and Other Nasty Rumors, Avon Books, 1993
  • Ghosts of the Deep, Putnam, 1993
  • Cults, Millbrook Press, 1994
  • The Ghost of Elvis and Other Celebrity Spirits, Putnam, 1994
  • The Mummy's Curse: 101 of the World's Strangest Mysteries, Avon Camelot, 1994
  • Into the Darkness: Nineteen Tales for Telling After Midnight, Avon Books, 1994
  • Young Ghosts, Dutton, 1978 - revised edition, Cobblehill Books, 1994
  • The Modern Ark: Saving Endangered Species, Putnam, 1995
  • Prohibition: America Makes Alcohol Illegal, Millbrook Press, 1995
  • Real Vampires, Dutton, 1995
  • Gus the Bear, the Flying Cat, and the Lovesick Moose: Twenty Real Life Animal Stories, Pocket Books, 1995
  • Dangerous Ghosts, Putnam, 1996
  • The Alaska Purchase, Millbrook Press, 1996
  • Gold Medal Glory: The Story of America's 1996 Women's Gymnastics Team, Pocket Books, 1996 - written with Susan Cohen
  • Werewolves, Dutton, 1996
  • Raising the Dead, Dutton, 1997
  • Cloning, Millbrook Press, 1998
  • The Millennium, Pocket Books, 1998
  • Watergate: Deception in the White House, Millbrook Press, 1998
  • Wrestling Renegades: An In-Depth Look at Today's Superstars of Pro Wrestling, Pocket Books, 1999
  • The Manhattan Project, Millbrook Press, 1999
  • Prophets of Doom: The Millennium Edition, Millbrook Press, 1999
  • Civil War Ghosts, Scholastic, 1999
  • George W. Bush: The Family Business, Millbrook Press, 2000
  • The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, Millbrook Press, 2000
  • Yellow Journalism: Scandal, Sensationalism, and Gossip in the Media, Millbrook Press, 2000
  • Jesse Ventura: The Body, The Mouth, The Mind Millbrook Press, 2001

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Civil War Ghosts

ISBN: 0439053870
Release Date: 1999-09-01

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Wrestling Renegades: An In Depth Look at Today's Superstars of Pro Wrestling

ISBN: 0671036742
Release Date: 1999-06-01

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Daniel Edward Cohen on WorldCat

Daniel Edward Cohen on Amazon


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