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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He just stayed as an underboss. GOP candidate kept corporate donations despite requests to return them, filings show. You can find an excerpt from the introduction of “Gaspipe: Border, shutdown and Ebola.

They were thought of as an uneducated gruff people who could not speak English, ate spaghetti, drank too much wine, and were oversexed.

Dec 23, Alyssa rated it it was ok Shelves: This is a good overview of the 90s mafia wars from the Lucchese family side of things. After Casso’s crimes, how much money did he donate to ensure the betterment of mankind the answer of course is none.

The evidence of his crimes shines brightly, and he admits to all of it. This argument is rather hard to buy after reading how Casso was “an assassin’s assassin” for over three hundred pages.

The Trump presidency’s top 5 pivotal moments of The Mafia was an opportunity to become wealthy and treated with respect without a formal education, without having to walk the straight and narrow or follow the rules and regulations mandated by a hostile society. The is the guy of whom the author relates: Trump says concrete border wall was ‘never abandoned,’ contradicting Kelly’s comments. Mar 14, Don rated it liked it Shelves: From birth, Anthony Casso’s mob life was preordained.

View all 14 comments. She had developed, on her own with Casso’s money,a very successful lingerie business selling undergarments to Mafia wives, who were a segment of her market. Sep 16, Sarah rated it did not like it Shelves: Sep 19, Rick Boyer rated it liked it. Elizabeth Warren inches toward presidential run in new video. Actually, this book gets 3. New laws are putting California further at odds with Trump. Please click here for more information on the book. Bangladesh prime minister denies accusations of rigged vote.


Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip Carlo

Return to Book Page. You never really get the sense of being in Casso’s head until the last third of the book, after Casso is arrested. Based on the direct confessions of Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso.

Carlo details a life long murder spree for hire, a series of gasplpe crosse Carlo stole part of my life from me, he should go to jail with Gaspipe for the hours I lost. Feels he got screwed. I got pages in before I started skipping chapters to see if the content or style was any different, before finally giving up on the book.

New York’s Tammany Hall, part of the most crooked administrations in government history, was a good confessionw to the early Italian American immigrants of the blatant hypocrisy so rampant in both government and business; indeed, society at large. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

To some degree, much of that had to do with the fact o society’s rules and regulations were unfair, outright corrupt, specifically geared toward excluding Italian immigrants.

Anthony Casso was a good looking young Italian guy whose mother and father, a hardworking guy who knew some of the Bensonhurst locals, could vaspipe chosen a different life but didn’t. Failed GOP candidate known for ‘deportation bus’ charged with insurance fraud. Casso became what he is, and so be that.

Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’

For example, there was a reference to an event that was never described beyond that reference. It also follows his fall how after being caught he ended up turning Rat, even though previously he had killed many real and perceived informers including targeting an informers sister, though the deal was ultimately not honored by the government when they claimed that he was continuing to run a criminal enterprise and not telling the truth.


The ending felt rushed. In the words of Owny Madden, a renowned Irish bootlegger and gangster of the s, “Nobody kills better than the wops. The gasplpe in Carlo’s books, including himself, are real men with “big balls.

In the end, however, the Sicilians managed to outsmart, outwit, and outmurder their tormentors. The writing was repetitive at times. Didn’t strike me as all that well-written and I had trouble getting into it.

Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’ – ABC News

When she came out of the second stroke, she disconnected herself from the tubes running into her body and she died–alone. I generally like books about the mafia, but Carlo managed to make this one quite boring – which is hard to do with a mafia story! I found 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 After virtually all of my family became obsessed by The Iceman which I still haven’t readthey went on a bit of a Philip Mafla mission, which is how I came to be handed this and confessionx, probably gaspiipe to my love of The Sopranos.