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Being Rapoport : capitalist with a conscience
Being Rapoport : capitalist with a conscience
by:Rapoport, Bernard,
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.
Austin :University of Texas Press, 2002.
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ISBN: 9780292771178, 0292771177
OCLC: 48140780

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Yellow dogs and Republicans : Allan Shivers and Texas two-party politics
Yellow dogs and Republicans : Allan Shivers and Texas two-party politics
by Dobbs, Ricky F.
College Station :Texas A & M University Press, ©2005.
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ISBN: 1603446044, 9781603446044
Texas, her Texas : the life and times of Frances Goff
Texas, her Texas : the life and times of Frances Goff
by Young, Nancy Beck.
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ISBN: 0876111592, 9780876111598
Claytie : the roller-coaster life of a Texas Wildcatter
Claytie : the roller-coaster life of a Texas Wildcatter
by Cochran, Mike
College Station, Tex.Texas A & M University Press 2007
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ISBN: 1585446343, 9781585446346
Texas giant : the life of Price Daniel
Texas giant : the life of Price Daniel
by Murph, Dan,
Austin, Tex. :Eakin Press, ©2002.
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ISBN: 9781571685711, 1571685715
The thorny rose of Texas : an intimate portrait of Governor Ann Richards
The thorny rose of Texas : an intimate portrait of Governor Ann Richards
by Shropshire, Mike.
Secaucus, NJ :Carol Pub. Group, 1994.
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Bob Bullock : God bless Texas
Bob Bullock : God bless Texas
by McNeely, Dave
Austin :University of Texas Press, 2008
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ISBN: 0292714548, 9780292714540
Dolph Briscoe : my life in Texas ranching and politics
Dolph Briscoe : my life in Texas ranching and politics
by Briscoe, Dolph,
ISBN: 9780988508378, 0988508370
Jim W. Corder on living and dying in West Texas : a postmodern scrapbook
Jim W. Corder on living and dying in West Texas : a postmodern scrapbook
by Corder, Jim W.
Springfield, Mo. :Moon City Press, ©2008.
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ISBN: 0913785067, 9780913785065
Blatant millions : Clayton Williams' buying Texas
Blatant millions : Clayton Williams' buying Texas
by Ide, Arthur Frederick.
Las Colinas [Tex.] :Liberal Press, 1990.
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ISBN: 0934659109, 9780934659109
Jane's Window : Stories Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers.
Jane's Window : Stories Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers.
by Sibley, Jane Dunn.
College Station :Texas A & M University Press, 2013.
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ISBN: 1603449795, 9781603449793
Jane's window : my spirited life in West Texas and Austin
Jane's window : my spirited life in West Texas and Austin
by Sibley, Jane Dunn,
College Station :Texas A&M University Press, 2013
First son : George W. Bush and the Bush family dynasty
First son : George W. Bush and the Bush family dynasty
by Minutaglio, Bill.
New York :Random House International ; 2001.
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ISBN: 9780609808672, 0609808672
San Antonio man tells tall tale
San Antonio man tells tall tale
by Saunders, John T.,
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ISBN: 0761866302, 9780761866305
Please pass the biscuits, Pappy : pictures of Governor W. Lee
Please pass the biscuits, Pappy : pictures of Governor W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel
by Crawford, Bill,
Austin :University of Texas Press, 2004.
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ISBN: 9780292797321, 029279732X
Fortunate son : George W. Bush - the early years
Fortunate son : George W. Bush - the early years
by Hatfield, James.
London :Vision Paperbacks, 2004.
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ISBN: 1904132464, 9781904132462
How things really work : lessons from a life in politics
How things really work : lessons from a life in politics
by Hobby, Bill,
Austin, Tex. :Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2010.
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ISBN: 0976669749, 9780976669746
Climb every mountain : the life story of Wales H. Madden, Jr. as told to Jon Mark Beilue
Climb every mountain : the life story of Wales H. Madden, Jr. as told to Jon Mark Beilue
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ISBN: 9781524650063, 1524650080, 9781524650087, 1524650064
Bill Clements : Texian to his toenails
Bill Clements : Texian to his toenails
by Barta, Carolyn.
Austin, Tex. :Eakin Press, ©1996.
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ISBN: 9781571680907, 157168090X
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The life of Belton Kleberg Johnson
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San Antonio :Belton Kelberg Johnson, 2001.
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I am not the woman I was : essays
I am not the woman I was : essays
by Nail, Frances.
Austin :Eakin Press, ©2002.
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ISBN: 157168722X, 9781571687227