Roger Rapoport

Roger D. Rapoport is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and playwright. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Atlantic, Esquire, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other outlets. His films have shown at film festivals around the world. “Coming Up for Air” won thirty festival awards, including seven for best feature film; and “Pilot Error” took four best feature awards. Rapoport’s books include The Great American Bomb Machine; Hillsdale: Greek Tragedy in the American Heartland; Is the Library Burning?; The Big Player, Into the Sunlight: Life after the Iron Curtain, and many other titles. He was publisher of the San Francisco Bay Area’s RDR Books from 1995-2010. As a travel writer he has published multiple guides and was the editor of the successful “I Should Have Stayed Home” series. Rapoport was on the ground covering the Patty Hearst saga as it unfolded. He gained insider access to the elite and secretive world of the Hearst family and many of the key behind-the-scenes players. Searching for Patty Hearst is his first novel and draws heavily on his in-depth reporting of the case. 

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