Ink in the Blood

Author: Phil Vinson

ISBN 1-58939-751-7 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-62137-329-2 (eBook)

296 Pages

Ink in the Blood is a frank, lighthearted, and often touching story of how a boy, born in a small, West Texas town, moves to the big city and grows up in a family of journalists. The book describes his personal comedies, tragedies, triumphs, and growth during the easy years of the 1940s, 1950s. and 1960s, culminating in a stunning discovery as he becomes a reporter and covers the news story of his generation.


Born in 1940, in Childress, Texas, Phil Vinson moved with his family to Fort Worth at age 7. He attended Fort Worth public schools and graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1958. He received a BA in journalism from North Texas State University in 1963. As a reporter for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Vinson was involved in the coverage of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. He worked on Texas newspapers until 1972 and opened his own photography business in 1973. In 1996, he joined the journalism faculty of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is a lecturer. He and his wife of 35 years, Rita, live in Fort Worth

Category: Biography, Memoirs, Non-Fiction

Type: books

Vendor: Phil Vinson

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