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Daniel Edward Cohen

Born: March 12, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

Daniel Edward Cohen on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Case studies in family violence
ISBN: 0306462478 OCLC: 42798233

Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York : ©2000.

Civil War ghosts /
ISBN: 0439053870 OCLC: 42265746

Scholastic, New York : ©1999.

"In these thrilling, chilling tales you'll read about America's bloodiest war and how it still haunts the nation - in more ways than one."--Back cover.

Cloning /
ISBN: 0761328025 OCLC: 57374223

Twenty-First Century Books, Brookfield, Conn. : ©2002.

Examines the history, current developments, future, and ethical ramifications of cloning, recombinant DNA, and gene therapy.

Ghostly tales of love & revenge
ISBN: 0671795236 OCLC: 31874553

Pocket Books, New York : 1995, ©1992.

A collection of ghost stories about such spirits as The Demon Lover, The Lady in Black, and The Empire State Building Ghost.

  Holt McDougal literature.
ISBN: 9780547620329 OCLC: 806974586

Holt McDougal., [United States] : [2012]

Contains professional recordings of selections from Holt McDougal literature.

Immigration and multiculturalism :
ISBN: 1414403291 OCLC: 77517876

Thomson Gale, Detroit, Mich. : ©2006.

This volume of primary source documents focuses on some of the leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries: immigration and multiculturalism. It contains approximately 175 full and excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. Entries are organized into chapters that feature a general overview of the chapter's subtopic. Also included is an introduction to the topic, a chronology of major events associated with the topic, and a general index.

Medical ethics
ISBN: 0137738471 OCLC: 42393551

Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ : 2000.

Southern fried rat & other gruesome tales
ISBN: 0380706555 OCLC: 20708444

Avon Books, New York : 1989, ©1983.

Relates twenty-one gruesome and disgusting tales drawn from folklore, most of them from urban legends.

  Stranger in a strange land
ISBN: 198480278X OCLC: 1037291215

A human raised on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith has just arrived on planet Earth. Among his people for the first time, he struggles to understand the social mores and prejudices of human nature that are so alien to him, while his own psi powers--among them telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis, and teleportation--make him a type of messiah figure among humans. Stranger in a Strange Land grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a classic in a few short years. The story of the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing--and love--it is Robert A. Heinlein's masterpiece--

Wrestling renegades :
ISBN: 0671036742 OCLC: 41517499

Pocket Books, New York : 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.