MOSBY’S RAIDERS RETURN is the SEQUEL to the award winning book, LEGACY of the GRAY GHOST. Picking up where Legacy left off, Mosby's Raiders Return describes the events during 1959 and the challenges Coach Willie Hairston and his Mosby University football team face due to graduations and injuries.
Although school integration had been mandated by the US Supreme Court in 1954, many politicians and influential citizens in Virginia were still resisting. When the president of Mosby University decides to offer young men of color the opportunity to attend this prestigious, formerly all-white men’s university, he faces much criticism. While the story is fiction, many of the feelings and attitudes described were reflective of that era. Readers who like football and like to cheer for the underdog should enjoy MOSBY’S RAIDERS RETURN.
Legacy of the Gray Ghost
The legendary John Mosby led a band of Confederate cavalrymen on daring raids deep behind Union lines during the Civil War. His ability to strike quickly and successfully using intelligence and cunning against almost insurmountable odds and then be able to seemingly disappear, earned him the name of the GRAY GHOST.
Founded in The Gray Ghost's honor, the very exclusive and highly regarded Mosby University emphasizes academics and doesn't offer athletic scholarships. Its football program during 1958 is in danger of being canceled when Willie, the first black student to be enrolled at Mosby University, comes up with a unique suggestion for the Board. Any reader who enjoys FOOTBALL will find themselves cheering for the out-manned and underdog Mosby Raider team during the historic '58 season as the team tries to emulate the old Gray Ghost's techniques of surprise and intelligence against their opponents.
Author Gerry A. Zimmerman discusses his new book, "LEGACY of the GRAY GHOST":