“American Brush-Off,” a young adult e-book, now available

American Brush-Off, a young adult e-book by Max Willi Fischer, is now available to readers. Loosely based on the experiences of Eb Fuhr, who was taken from his high school and interned with his family for over two years, “…seventeen-year-old Lud Mueller is an All-American boy. He’s got it all—looks, athletic ability, popularity and the sweetest girl between Chicago and New York. Now, the only country he’s ever known has a plan to tear his life to pieces without giving him a fighting chance. …

Labeled a “dangerous enemy alien” in his hometown, Lud learns his deliverance depends upon his wit trumping his brawn. Interned in the Texas desert, he and his family become pawns in a secret World War II strategy. This isn’t what he expected for his senior year of high school. …”

Max Willi Fischer is a son of German parents who emigrated to the United States in 1951, encouraged by his father’s aunt and uncle. His mother told him that his great-uncle Willi had been interviewed by the F.B.I and afterwards his great-aunt Frieda would not allow politics to be discussed under their roof. After retiring from teaching, he read Jan Jarboe Russell’s The Train to Crystal City,  and understanding more about his great-aunt and uncle’s reaction to their WWII experiences, decided to write a story aimed for young readers.