Customers Love The Tar Heels Vol I

As of Dec 31, 2021, after only 6 months, over 2000 Tar Heel fans are already enjoying The Tar Heels Vol I. We are humbled by the reviews we have received. Take a look at the comments they are leaving on our site. 

"THE CONTENT AND PROFESSIONALISM IS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. THE DETAIL IS IMPECCABLE. THIS IS A BOOK THAT IS ON DISPLAY IN OUR LIVING ROOM NOT JUST FILED IN A BOOKCASE. WE LOVE IT AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT VOLUMES. MY FAVORITE PEOPLE IN UNC BASKETBALL ARE DEAN SMITH AND PHIL FORD. THANK YOU FOR THE TRIBUTE TO BOTH IN BOOK AND AT SIGNING EVENT.  PHIL CERTAINLY AT ONE TIME WOULD HAVE BEEN MY CHOICE FOR HEAD COACH THERE. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU FOR THE BOOK. GOD BLESS YOU RON AND HE HAS. YOUR FRIENDS"  JERRY AND RITA MAYE

"The first game I saw as a 20 year old freshman at UNC was the first game that Dean Smith coached. The Heels beat Virginia in Woolen Gym and I still brag about that experience. If someone tells me that have visited the Taj Mahal, I say, "That's nothing, I saw Dean Smith coach his first game at Carolina!" I'm 80 now, but I am still adding on to my Tar Heel collection of books and pictures and memorabilia. I have a lot of interests, but they are all outweighed by my love and my passion for the Heels.. I had high hopes for Ron Smith's "The Tar Heels", and those hopes have been far exceeded by the First Volume. If you have that "Tar Heel Thing", if you have ever cried for joy while singing "Hark The Sound" after another Tar Heel victory, BUY THIS BOOK!! Ben Jones Washington VA."

"As a lifelong Tar Heel fan, I have enjoyed collecting and reading various books and articles on UNC Basketball. In over five decades of following Carolina, I have never come across a more comprehensive and engaging read. This book is, in my opinion, the definitive history of the first 70 years of UNC Basketball. The photos (many never before published,) interviews, storylines, and accolades, make this an extremely difficult book to put down! I simply cannot wait for Volume II, that will cover the Dean Smith years. If you’re a fan of Carolina Basketball, do yourself a favor and get this book."

"Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most comprehensive, enjoyable chronology of the storied Tar Heel Basketball program l have ever seen or heard of. It’s really hard to put this thing down once you engage it’s fact filled pages. Thank you for your attention to details and your excellent writing skills. Hope the other two volume’s are available soon though it will take some time to digest this extraordinary writing. This is not a quick read by any means!"

"As a passionate fan of college hoops, I can step outside of my Maryland Terrapin community and genuinely acknowledge this book for what it is - a fantastic account of the beginnings of college basketball and the legacy that developed at one of our arch rivals. The construct, photos and stories are all exceptionally done and make it a story that all college basketball fans should relate to and enjoy. This is an awesome book, and I only wish we had something like this for the Terp faithful. I can't wait to see Volume 2 and learn more about the era where I first fell in love with the game of basketball... Chris T"

This is the most comprehensive and detailed compilation of this legendary college basketball program ever published. But wait! There are two more volumes coming in the next two years! The author Ron Smith is an avid UNC fan, basketball savant, and “stickler” for accuracy and details. Precision personified! This is a must have for all Tar Heels, avid sports fans, historians, lovers of basketball, ACC lovers/advocates, and those that appreciate story-telling and interesting previously unknown ironies and undiscovered facts. This will provide you with weeks of entertainment and is truly a “slam dunk!”

"Bought this as a Christmas gift for a UNC grad. We both loved the book, great pictures and very well written. Looking forward to the next volume."

"The books were great Christmas gifts for my husband and son-in-law! Now they are quizzing each other on Tar Heel trivia. Such a beautiful book, Ron, and we can’t wait until the second volume comes out."

"This is a great book. I learned so much about the basketball program that I did not know. The pictures and articles were great. Reading and seeing the history of UNC basketball is something I appreciate being a Tar Heel fan. I can’t wait for volume II."

"Very thorough look back on the history of UNC basketball, accompanied by some wonderful photographs. Can't wait for the next two volumes."

"Using the words of the great Woody Durham , If you're as passionate about Carolina basketball as I am and you want to know everything about the history forward and backwards well this is definitely the holy grail. Mr. Ron Smith this is a work of heart and soul for Carolina basketball , Thank you ! Only one question, when’s volume 2 coming ! Please don’t make us wait too long!"

"I’m so glad that you released the first book Ron. I know it’s been a labor of love for you. There are so many interesting stories and outstanding facts that it makes it a great read for any college basketball fan. I plan on ordering a couple more books for friends and I look forward to the release of the next two volumes."

"Just getting into it, but am loving the story of the early days of Carolina basketball. The amount of research and fact-checking involved must have been staggering. Pictures and rosters of every team, stats, newspaper clippings-it's all here. If you don't get this book, you are missing out!"

"The written content, illustrations, photos, statistical detail are amazing. Every Tar Heel fan must add this to his/her library. Can't wait for the next two volumes!"

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