Read the Enhanced Digital Edition of Being Rapoport

The enhanced digital edition of Being Rapoport: Capitalist with a Conscience contains the full text of Rapoport's memoir and a new epilogue discussing his thoughts about the state of America's economy and culture. The ebook features 1,500 hyperlinks from the text to corresponding archival material (photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, audio recordings, and other original material). {Read book…}

About Bernard Rapoport

Born to Russian immigrant parents in San Antonio, Bernard Rapoport grew up in poverty. He worked his way through the University of Texas during the Great Depression and founded the American Income Life Insurance Company in 1951. He became a generous philanthropist, providing valuable support for education, social justice, and liberal political causes. {Read more…}

About the Legacy Project

With support from the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation and other generous donors, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History embarked upon a three-year, collaborative project to create a publicly accessible, enhanced digital edition of Bernard Rapoport's memoir Being Rapoport: Capitalist with a Conscience, originally published by the University of Texas Press in 2002. {Read more…}