Diddy Waw Diddy: Passage of an American Son

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HarperCollins, 1994 - History - 423 pages
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Brother and sister - moved twenty-two times, chasing the flow of oil in Texas in their sleek Hudson Terraplane. Their destination was "Diddy Waw Diddy," a place where they'd live like arcadian lords and never have to leave. Alternately rambunctious and refined, bawdy and brilliant, enigmatic and enlightened, Porterfield's family, friends and acquaintances are all brought to life with rich color and texture, as young Billy passes through classic Southwestern scenes of oil.

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An award-winning Texas author and columnist, Porterfield uses the phrase radiant opposite to describe his family's unusual on-the-road experiences during the Depression and World War II. What became ... Read full review


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