Stand Upside Down

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
This story was taken from my life and family and those who interacted with us. This is the third of African American Family fictions – following three successive generations of the same family.
The time, mid-1980s. The place is Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the American Motors Corporation (AMC) based there. Affirmative Action was being contested by the President and many White American Workers. More

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About Adolphus A Ward


Adolphus left a management position in the auto industry in 1984. After being passed over the second time for a promotion he decided he'd stop waiting for others to give him opportunities – instead he would create them.

Near age 50, he decided to do what he really wanted to do for the rest of his life. His five children were adult and on their own – he was divorced. So he turned a property and some investments into cash, stuck the money in CDs and set out to become a professional fiction writer and actor.

Already in community theatre since the early 1970s, he set out first to learn fiction writing. He learned to write fiction while working on his first Family Fiction novel, "Harvest The Dust."

Since his Harvest publication, Adolphus has add two additional novels to make a trilogy of Family Fiction following the lives of three successive generation of the same family, and have published the trilogy as an independent writer/publisher.

Adolphus has held staff positions in business, industry, government, and education, and holds a MS Degree in education. He is now retired and living in Reseda, California and devotes his time to writing and acting. His first home is Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Trilogy print-books are available at his website:, and various book-fairs.

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Anne McGee reviewed on Aug. 9, 2012

I am so thrilled that Adolphus notified me his new book could be downloaded, because that’s exactly what I did. This author has brought a great deal of enlightenment to what really went on behind the scenes of the American Government’s so-called Affirmative Action proclamations during the 1980s. Through the character of Calvin Tallman we learn of the difficulties African Americans faced as they tried to forge ahead in big business, and how he worked to create new opportunities for women and minorities. I am in awe with the amount of research that must have gone into writing this fictional story. It’s quite fascinating.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
Dottie Sabo reviewed on Nov. 14, 2011

Ok, so today I promised myself that I would not do a thing until I finished the 3rd book of Adolphus Ward's trilogy. I did complete the task and as I sat contemplating the story, I found I hungered for more. I cannot believe that Calvin Tallman just was absorbed into the air. I do hope my friend does continue to tell me the successes that Calvin has experienced. At the end of Stand Upside Down, my heart cried for how much he has seen and lived through so far. Please everyone!! Download the trilogy. You will not be sorry you did.

Dottie Sabo
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
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