Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter

America's Most Ruthless Labor Racketeer

Book Description

The newest edition to Barricade's True Crime paperback series, The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter is the first biography of the only organized crime boss to be executed in the United States. As a labor racketeer who controlled New York’s Lower East Side garment industry, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter became the overseer of the notorious killing-on-assignment machine know as "Murder Inc." Impeccably researched by organized crime historian Paul R. Kavieff, this book traces his story from childhood, through his incredibly sophisticated rackets, to his ultimate conviction and execution… all the names, dates, and brutal murders are described in this unique history of labor unrest in turn-of-the-century New York.

About Kavieff, Paul R.

Paul R. Kavieff is an engineer and historian who has authored two successful mob books: The Purple Gang: Organized Crime in Detroit 1910-1945 and The Violent Years: Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs. Mr. Kavieff lives in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.