Subtitled 'America's Most Ruthless Labor Racketeer'. 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.
Indexed Photographs 246 Pgs. 2006