James W Bancroft

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In the four decades James has been writing he has produced more than a hundred books and articles, the subjects of which reflect his varied interests. When he is not writing James enjoys singing, playing and listening to music.

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Who are your favorite authors?
Fantasy writers, especially those with a zany or nonsensical theme, such as Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Spike Milligan and the Monty Python Team.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Singing, and writing and listening to music.
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Paranormal Experiences
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015 and represented by James W Bancroft. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
These fascinating paranormal incidents were experienced by my friend, Irina, and told to me over a period of two years. I am open-minded about all things paranormal and of a psychic nature, but these stories fascinated, and sometimes worried me.
Grandad's Great War Diary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 and represented by James W Bancroft. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Corporal William James Dickson took part in many of the decisive battles of the First World War, during which time he kept a 'Diary of the War', and in the year of the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities his poignant account of his difficult life in the trenches on the Western Front is published here for the first time.

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The JWB Historical Library: Journal Three: Titanic Struggle: A Selection of Victims
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
This extensively researched document provides concise biographical tributes to thirty prominent victims of the RMS Titanic disaster, with several detailed eyewitness accounts. The tributes include Captain Smith, Band-Leader Hartley and Lookout Fleet.
The Most Victoria Crosses For A Single Action
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Numerous sources have stated that the most Victoria Crosses awarded for a single action were gained for the defence of Rorke’s Drift on 22/23 January 1879, during the Zulu War. However, my original research carried out from 1992 to 1994 for compiling The Chronological Roll of the Victoria Cross suggests that there were three prior superlatives. This is an up-to-date analysis of my findings.
Zulu War Heroes: Defenders of Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,560. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Concise biographical tributes and stories of the deeds of a selection of men who played a prominent part in the defence of Rorke's Drift against an army of determined and ferocious warriors during the Zulu War of 1879. The battle was made famous by the motion picture 'Zulu!'
The JWB Historical Library: Journal One - Bulldog Breed: The 1914 Lions and the Rorke's Drift Test
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,240. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
The story of the British Lions tour which produced the greatest rugby match in the history of the sport.
The JWB Historical Library: Journal Two - Zulus! A Graphic Account of the Defence of Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
The motion picture ZULU!, captures the atmosphere and gallantry of the defence of Rorke’s Drift - now read a concise and descriptive narrative that does the same.
The Charge of the Light Brigade - A Selection of Survivors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Concise and informative biographical tributes to 17 men who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade and attended a benefit concert held on their behalf. Extensively researched over four decades, the information is drawn from official documents and archives, eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports and stories related by their descendants.
Bobberoonikins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Do you have a sense of the ridiculous and are fond of loopy characters? If so, you should come and meet Bobberoonikins and the other zany people who just come into his life without warning. The stories are influenced by Lewis Carroll and Spike Milligan.
Never Give Up Your Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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This true-life story may re-inspire you if you are a writer disheartened by rejection, or if you are someone losing heart about anything in life!
Pioneers Of Sport
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,140. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Extensively-researched biographical tributes to a selection of great pioneers of sport.
Inspirations: Alice, Pooh, and Peter Too
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Literary, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
This publication provides informative accounts touching on the lives of Lewis Carroll, Alan Alexander Milne and James Matthew Barrie, and what inspired them to create some of the most endearing and enduring characters of Children's literature.
Battling Burnaby: The Awe-Inspiring Exploits Of A Great Adventurer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Colonel Fred Burnaby is one of the greatest adventurers who ever lived and he was the kind of man on which romantic legends are built. A fearless dare-devil and intrepid traveller, he made two perilous journeys across Asia, and he became the first person to cross the English Channel single-handedly in a balloon. However, his first love was fighting and he was killed in action in the Sudan.
Brits At The Alamo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
More than 30 British-born men fought for the Texas cause during the siege and battle of the Alamo. This is a concise and informative account of their deeds.
Local Heroes: Rorke's Drift Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
This well-researched publication provides concise and informative biographical tributes to a selection of 16 men from various towns and cities who were present at the defence of Rorke’s Drift, the battle depicted in the motion picture 'Zulu!' None have previously been highlighted in any of my Ebooks on the subject.
Rocket Boy - Eyewitness to the Early Railways
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
This is the eyewitness account of Edward Entwistle, who drove the famous steam locomotive 'Rocket' during the opening of the world's first passenger railway, and his long life in England and the United States. It is one of the most inportant documents concerning the early years of transport ever produced.
Heroes of the Light Brigade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
For four decades this book has been extensively researched through official documentation such as soldiers' service papers, census returns, and regimental and family archives, the result of which provides biographical tributes to 30 soldiers who rode in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade, giving a valuable insight into the kind of ordinary men who took part.
Tombstone Tragedy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Based on eyewitness accounts, this is a concise and informative description of the incident which came to be known as the gunfight at the OK Corral. The difficulty which ended in a deadly confrontation of firearms left six men dead or wounded and secured their names in the annals of America's Old Wild West; but why did the situation get out of hand?
Balaclava Victoria Crosses: Including the Charge of the Light Brigade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
At Balaclava the Charge of the Heavy Brigade and the Light Brigade action provided two of the most famous deeds recorded in the annals of the British Army. This well-researched book contains biographical tributes and detailed accounts of the actions of the nine men who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the battle. With the Chronological Roll of all 111 Crimean War Victoria Crosses.
Gallantry Awards at Rorke's Drift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
'Zulu!' - the epic motion picture, is based on the defence of Rorke's Drift in 1879, when a garrison of British soldiers defended a supply depot and field hospital against an army of Zulu warriors. This extensively researched publication contains biographical tributes to the 15 men who were awarded the Victoria Cross or the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the famous action.

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