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The Resource Being Rapoport : capitalist with a conscience, as told to Don Carleton ; with an introduction by Bill Moyers

Being Rapoport : capitalist with a conscience, as told to Don Carleton ; with an introduction by Bill Moyers

Label
Being Rapoport : capitalist with a conscience
Title
Being Rapoport
Title remainder
capitalist with a conscience
Statement of responsibility
as told to Don Carleton ; with an introduction by Bill Moyers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bernard Rapoport has lived the American Dream. Born to Russian Jewish immigrant parents in San Antonio, Texas, in 1917, he grew up in poverty and worked his way through the University of Texas during the Great Depression. In 1951, he founded the American Income Life Insurance Company, which he developed into a multi-million dollar business. Using his wealth to support a host of local, national, and international organizations, Rapoport was named by Fortune magazine as one of America's forty most generous philanthropists, unstinting in his support for education, social justice, and liberal political causes. In this memoir, Rapoport recalls a life of hard work and a philosophy of giving that made him a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. He explains how his early experiences of poverty and his youthful acquaintance with Marxists and New Deal economists shaped him into a capitalist with a conscience. Rapoport goes on to describe his liberal activism as a supporter of Democrats from Ralph Yarborough to Tom Daschle to his good friends Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, an underwriter of the political journal The Texas Observer, a regent of the University of Texas System, a supporter of the state of Israel, and a champion of at-risk students
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 976.4/063/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.R2645
LC item number
A3 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Focus on American history series
Label
Being Rapoport : capitalist with a conscience, as told to Don Carleton ; with an introduction by Bill Moyers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
48140780
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 316 pages
Isbn
9780292771178
Lccn
2001052229
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Being Rapoport : capitalist with a conscience, as told to Don Carleton ; with an introduction by Bill Moyers
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
48140780
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 316 pages
Isbn
9780292771178
Lccn
2001052229
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations

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