Martin Ebon

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Martin Ebon (May 27, 1917 – February 11, 2006) was a German American author of non-fiction books from the paranormal to politics.


Born in Hamburg, Germany, as Hans Martin Schwarz, Ebon immigrated to the United States in 1938.

Ebon worked for twelve years as Administrative Secretary for the Parapsychology Foundation and worked closely with its founder, Eileen J. Garrett.

Wartime service: Staff Member, OWI, and Information Officer with U.S. Department of State, both during World War II.

Held various positions in book and magazine retailing, including:

  • Managing Editor of foreign language division, Overseas News Agency; U.S. Information Agency, New York City
  • Information Officer on Far Eastern desks, 1950–52; Hill & Knowlton, Inc. (public relations), New York City,
  • Account Executive, 1952–53; Parapsychology Foundation, Inc., New York City, administrative secretary and editor, 1953–65
  • Lombard Associates, Inc. (public relations and publications consultants), New York City, president, 1962–82
  • Consulting Editor, New American Library (publishers), 1966–83; executive editor of hardcover book division, Playboy Press, 1971–72.
  • Lecturer in Division of Social Sciences, The New School, 1949–50, 1955–56, 1967.
  • Consultant, Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, 1966–67.

Ebon was, primarily, a full-time freelance writer, from 1967, forward.

Ebon lived in New York City, from 1938, forward. Ebon died in Las Vegas, Nevada.

List of Writings[edit]

  • World Communism Today, McGraw-Hill, 1948.
  • Malenkov: Stalin's Successor, McGraw-Hill, 1953.
  • Svetlana: The Story of Stalin's Daughter, New American Library, 1967.
  • Prophecy in Our Time, New American Library, 1968.
  • The Making of a Legend, Universe Books, 1969.
  • Lin Pao: The Life and Writings of China's New Ruler, Stein & Day.
  • Witchcraft Today, New American Library, 1971.
  • Every Woman's Guide to Abortion, Universe Books, 1971.
  • They Knew the Unknown, World Publishing, 1971.
  • The Truth about Vitamin E, Bantam, 1972.
  • (Under pseudonym Eric Ward; with Ursala Russell) The President's Daughter, Bantam, 1973.
  • The Devil's Bride: Exorcism, Past and Present, Harper, 1974.
  • The Essential Vitamin Counter, Bantam, 1974.
  • Which Vitamins Do You Need?, Bantam, 1974.
  • Saint Nicholas.- Life and Legend, Harper, 1975.
  • The Satan Trap: Dangers of the Occult, Doubleday, 1976.
  • What's New in ESP?, Pyramid, 1976.
  • The Relaxation Controversy, New American Library, 1976.
  • The Evidence for Life after Death, New American Library, 1977.
  • Miracles, Signet, 1981.
  • Psychic Warfare: Threat or Illusion, McGraw-Hill, 1983.
  • The Andropov File, McGraw-Hill, 1983.
  • Nikita Khrushchev, Chelsea House, 1986.
  • The Soviet Propaganda Machine, McGraw-Hill, 1987.
  • KGB: Death and Rebirth, Greenwood/Praeger, 1994.

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