The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter:

America's Most Ruthless Labor Racketeer
by Paul R. Kavieff

April 2006 | $22.00 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-291-5

The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter is the first biography of the only organized-crime boss to be executed in the United States. At the height of his power, Louis “Lepke” Buchalter had a stranglehold on the garment, banking, and flour-trucking industries. His annual income was well into the millions, and and his penchant for murder was notorious. This impeccably researched book traces his story from childhood, through his incredibly sophisticated rackets, to his ultimate conviction and execution.

Paul R. Kavieff

Kavieff is the author of two of Barricade’s best-selling regional Mafia books, The Purple Gang and The Violent Years. He lives in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.