Gaspipe has ratings and 62 reviews. Opiated said: This book should have been titled Gaspipe: Delusions of a Mafia Boss. That is how it reads. This is. It’s one the of country’s most high-profile, unsolved crimes — what happened to union boss Jimmy Hoffa? Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso, the former. One of the most dangerous, intriguing Mafia chieftains ever, Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso served as an apprentice thief and killer before rising to.
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I don’t claim to know much about the NY mafia but after searching over the internet for information on Casso and the five crime families one can’t confesskons but come to the conclusion that while this book tries to paint a picture of Casso as a smart and successful mafioso the truth really is that he was a crazy, bloodthirsty and greatly paranoid killer.
Couldn’t put it down! Want to Read saving….
This is my second book by Carlo, and, like the first, it had a strong element of self-aggrandizement. However, these were a hardworking, industrious people with the blood of Dante, Caesar, Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Galileo running through their veins, and no amount of prejudice was about to keep them down, as has been made all too evident by the success of so many Italian Americans, from the ingenious inventor Gugliehmo Marconi to the baseball great Joe DiMaggio, tenor Enrico Caruso, jazz great Joe Venuti, filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Francis Coppola, the actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, Governor Mario Cuomo, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, businessman Lee Iacocca, and entertainer Frank Sinatra.
Confessions of a Mafia Boss” by Philip Carlo. He learned about the streets at a young age. After Casso’s crimes, how much money did he donate to ensure the betterment of mankind the answer of course is none.
Jul 10, George rated it really liked it Shelves: In the end, however, the Sicilians managed to outsmart, outwit, and outmurder their tormentors. She knew the Bug would kill her and her children and she paid for a while, not telling Casso or the police, but then suffered multiple strokes and heart attacks.
Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’
Bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the north and the sprawling hills of Greenwood Q to the south, Prospect Park to the east and the docks of Red Hook to the west, South Brooklyn produced numerous Mafia luminaries.
A standover man and gun for hire he works his way to the top confesssions life should be sweet. Kim Jong Un reaffirms commitment to denuclearization in letter to South Korea.
Carlo regularly acknowledges the fact that Anthony Casso is a stone cold killer and criminal However, in spite of the author’s generally poor writing, Anthony Casso’s life story is at the very least interesting, and at most a real-life Shakespearean tragedy.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I also thought he tried to get too poetic in boxs parts. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It also seemed as if much of the details in the ending were left out.
Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss
Female high school quarterback throws TD on 1st pass in varsity game. Afraid I might be in for the macia sensationalism that that word implies. Unlike The Ice Man, there is no compelling reason to read Gaspipe and his other titles. There is no denying that Casso’s case became very political very quickly. A quick and easy read, but not Carlo’s best work. However, it was also written by a lawyer whose business is defending terrorism suspects.
A great mafia story about a legendary mob enforcer.
The very last part of the book is about how Confesslons has been done such an injustice by the U. Fabulous fashion of ‘Mrs. Just like every book written by these greased pf they go through the whole book saying how they hate rats and everyone loved them then in the end they turn on there friends. Italians, perhaps more than other immigrant groups before them, were marginalized and put upon. This is a good overview of the 90s mafia wars from the Lucchese family side of things.
His nickname “Gaspipe” does not underestimate the horror this man could inflict with a pipe installed at his leg used during s rumbles with other Brooklyn gangs.
Whoever has read this book I suggest reading Underboss also it will bring a great debate into which book is better.
Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’ – ABC News
They protected the females. I haspipe this to be an interesting, matter-of-fact, yet flawed and occasionally repetitive account of how Anthony ‘Gaspipe’ Casso, former underboss of the Luchese family, came to rise through the ranks of La Cosa Nostra and meet his ultimate fate, to be played out behind bars. You can find an excerpt from the introduction of “Gaspipe: When she came out of the second stroke, she disconnected herself from the tubes running into her body and she died–alone.
Did they ever use that word outside of the New York City metropolitan area? He ended up getting screwed by the government on his plea deal which I find pretty funny and he Another stroke job book written by a mobster who tries to save his own ass by ratting on his associates.
Jun 19, Spauldsy rated it it confsssions ok. Aug 02, John McDonald rated it liked it. The author talks about the rules of the Mafia, but each one of those rules was violated when a member decided adhering to it put him at a disadvantage. Death of migrants at border ‘unacceptable, un-American’: