Individual Author Record
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.
Ghostly Animals, Doubleday, 1977Real Ghosts, Dodd, Mead, 1977The Science of Spying, McGraw-Hill, 1977What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?, Dutton, 1977The World of UFOs, Lippincott, 1978The World's Most Famous Ghosts, Dodd, Mead, 1978Creatures from UFOs, Dodd, Mead, 1978Ceremonial Magic, Four Winds Press, 1979Great Mistakes, M. Evans, 1979Dealing with the Devil, Dodd, Mead, 1979Frauds, Hoaxes, and Swindles, Watts, 1979Famous Curses, Dodd, Mead, 1979Mysteries of the World, Doubleday, 1979Missing!: Stories of Strange Disappearances, Dodd, Mead, 1979What's Happening to Our Weather?, Evans, 1979The Tomb Robbers, McGraw-Hill, 1980Monsters You Never Heard Of, Dodd, Mead, 1980Science Fiction's Greatest Monsters, Dodd, Mead, 1980The Headless Roommate and Other Tales of Terror, M. Evans, 1980 A Close Look at Close Encounters, Dodd, Mead, 1981Ghostly Terrors, Dodd, Mead, 1981The Great Airship Mystery: A UFO of the 1890s, Dodd, Mead, 1981Everything You Need to Know About Monsters and Still Be Able to Get to Sleep, Doubleday, 1981The Last Hundred Years: Medicine, M. Evans, 1981The Last Hundred Years: Household Technology, M. Evans, 1982Real Magic, Dodd, Mead, 1982How To Test Your ESP, Dutton, 1982America's Very Own Monsters, Dodd, Mead, 1982Bigfoot: America's Number One Monster, Pocket, 1982The Encyclopedia of Monsters, Dodd, Mead, 1982Horror in the Movies, Clarion, 1982How To Buy a Car, Watts, 1982Video Games, Pocket Books, 1982Southern Fried Rat & Other Gruesome Tales, M. Evans, 1983The Kid's Guide to Home Computers, Pocket Books, 1983 - written with Susan CohenMonster Dinosaur, Lippincott, 1983Monster Hunting Today, Dodd, Mead, 1983The Kid's Guide to Home Video, Pocket Books, 1984 - written with Susan CohenMasters of Horror, Clarion, 1984The Restless Dead: Ghostly Tales from Around the World, Dodd, Mead, 1984The Encyclopedia of Ghosts, Dodd, Mead, 1984Hiram Bingham and the Dream of Gold, M. Evans, 1984America's Very Own Ghosts, Dodd, Mead, 1985Henry Stanley and the Quest for the Source of the Nile, M. Evans, 1985Wrestling Superstars, Pocket Books, 1985 - written with Susan CohenWrestling Superstars II, Pocket Books, 1986 - written with Susan CohenA Six-Pack and a Fake I.D.: Teens Look at the Drinking Question, M. Evans, 1986 - written with Susan CohenStrange & Amazing Facts About Star Trek, Pocket Books, 1986Teenage Competition: A Survival Guide, M. Evans, 1986 - written with Susan CohenESP: The New Technology, Messner, 1986Heroes of the Challenger, Pocket Books, 1986 - written with Susan CohenHow To Get Started in Video, Watts, 1986 - written with Susan CohenRock Video Superstars II, Pocket Books, 1987 - written with Susan CohenCarl Sagan: Superstar Scientist, Dodd, Mead, 1987Young and Famous, Pocket Books, 1987 - written with Susan CohenYoung and Famous: Sports' Newest Superstars, Pocket Books, 1987 - written with Susan CohenPhone Call from a Ghost: Strange Tales from Modern America, Dodd, Mead, 1988UFOs: The Third Wave, Evans, 1988Going for the Gold: Medal Hopefuls for Summer '88, Pocket Books, 1988 - written with Susan CohenWhat Kind of Dog Is That?:Rare & Unusual Breeds of Dogs, Dutton, 1989- written with Susan CohenWhen Someone You Know is Gay, M. Evans, 1989 - written with Susan CohenThe Ghosts of War, Putnam, 1990Great Ghosts, Dutton, 1990Phantom Animals, Putnam, 1991Railway Ghosts and Highway Horrors, Dutton, 1991Where To Find Dinosaurs Today, Dutton, 1992 - written with Susan CohenGhostly Tales of Love & Revenge, Putnam, 1992Going for the Gold: Medal Hopefuls for Winter '92, Pocket Books, 1992 - written with Susan CohenAnimal Rights: A Handbook for Young Adults, Millbrook Press, 1993The Beheaded Freshman and Other Nasty Rumors, Avon Books, 1993Ghosts of the Deep, Putnam, 1993Cults, Millbrook Press, 1994The Ghost of Elvis and Other Celebrity Spirits, Putnam, 1994The Mummy's Curse: 101 of the World's Strangest Mysteries, Avon Camelot, 1994Into the Darkness: Nineteen Tales for Telling After Midnight, Avon Books, 1994Young Ghosts, Dutton, 1978 - revised edition, Cobblehill Books, 1994The Modern Ark: Saving Endangered Species, Putnam, 1995Prohibition: America Makes Alcohol Illegal, Millbrook Press, 1995Real Vampires, Dutton, 1995Gus the Bear, the Flying Cat, and the Lovesick Moose: Twenty Real Life Animal Stories, Pocket Books, 1995Dangerous Ghosts, Putnam, 1996The Alaska Purchase, Millbrook Press, 1996Gold Medal Glory: The Story of America's 1996 Women's Gymnastics Team, Pocket Books, 1996 - written with Susan CohenWerewolves, Dutton, 1996Raising the Dead, Dutton, 1997Cloning, Millbrook Press, 1998The Millennium, Pocket Books, 1998Watergate: Deception in the White House, Millbrook Press, 1998Wrestling Renegades: An In-Depth Look at Today's Superstars of Pro Wrestling, Pocket Books, 1999The Manhattan Project, Millbrook Press, 1999Prophets of Doom: The Millennium Edition, Millbrook Press, 1999Civil War Ghosts, Scholastic, 1999George W. Bush: The Family Business, Millbrook Press, 2000The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton, Millbrook Press, 2000Yellow Journalism: Scandal, Sensationalism, and Gossip in the Media, Millbrook Press, 2000Jesse Ventura: The Body, The Mouth, The Mind Millbrook Press, 2001
Titles At Your Library
Cloning - Revised Edition
21st Century. 2002
Examines the history, current developments, future, and ethical ramifications of cloning, recombinant DNA, and gene therapy.
Civil War Ghosts
Scholastic Paperbacks. 1999
This book provides eleven true ghost stories about famous Civil War figures and the places they continue haunt, complete with an eight-page photo insert, historical overviews and biographical information. Original.
Wrestling Renegades: An In Depth Look at Today's Superstars of Pro Wrestling
Simon Spotlight Entertainment. 1999
From the early days of professional wrestling -- including the careers of Andre the Giant and Minnesota's new governor, Jesse Ventura -- to the latest moves on the mat, read all about the on-screen antics and off-screen achievements of these popular personalities.