Bernard Rapoport's Book List
"My father taught me three things: one, protect your name; two, never let a book out of your hands; and three, and most important, have a sense of outrage at injustice….That's why from the time I was five years old, beginning at 5:00 am, I was reading a book for an hour or so. It's a habit that I still have at age 90 and a half."
Bernard Rapoport, 2007 
Bernard Rapoport is an avid reader. He shares that passion in a number of ways, from reading to elementary school children in Waco, Texas, to distributing copies of books he recommends. For the past 20 years, B's friends and acquaintances across the country have opened their mail each year to find a book sent to them courtesy of B Rapoport. Today, over 3,000 people are on B's recipient list. Following is the selection of books he has sent over the past 15 years.
A New New Deal: How Regional Activism will Reshape the American Labor Movement (2009)
Amy B. Dean & David B. Reynolds
The Power of Progress: How America's Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country (2008)
The Man Who Hated Work…and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Toni Mazzocchi (2007)
Barn Burning, Barn Building: Tales of a Political Life, from LBJ to George W. Bush and Beyond (2006)
The Global Class War: How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future - and What It Will Take to Win it Back (2006)
Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War (2004)
The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide (2003)
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate (2002)
Robert A. Caro
After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Democracy (2001)
Bowling Alone (2000)
Development as Freedom (1999)
The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World (1999)
The Ends of the Earth: A Journey at the Dawn of the 21st Century (1997)
Robert D. Kaplan
 Bernard Rapoport, "Turning Dreams into Reality," Rapoport Foundation 2007 Annual Report, p. 4.