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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Gasippe 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.
I would put this between 3 and 4 stars. Rather than stoically face the music like the old-time mafiosi he revered, Casso became the thing he most hated—a rat. In a sense, to some Italians, becoming a mmafia of the Mafia was all about “being someone,” being “a contender” in life. Aug 25, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: If I had heard a self serving statement like this being made by someone assigned to prison for years, I would have excised it from my notes and certainly my book.
Oct 27, D Syman rated it it was ok.
I equivocate here because Carlo is far from an unbiased recorder of events. The writing was repetitive at times. He followed his orders and he was an outstanding earner for the Lucchese’s. But, during his life Carlo tells us, Casso did all of the following: There may be some truth to that It would have been much more interesting to hear about him as a human being with all the quirk The writing style was repetitive and extremely amateur simple spelling errors, abrupt tone changes, stretched metaphors, etc.
Perhaps, the greatest and confessiond comment on the subject’s life is the ultimate horror that returns to him toward his latter years.
Fast and simple keto recipes that are low-carb and delicious. This book felt like the author was trying to impress Gaspipe by almost romanticizing his story throughout the book. Carlo details a life long murder spree for hire, a series of double crosse Carlo stole part of my life from me, he should go to jail with Gaspipe for the hours I lost.
No trivia or quizzes yet. The men in Carlo’s books, including himself, are real men with “big balls.
Detailing Casso’s feud with John Gotti and their attempts to kill each other, the “Windows Case” that led to the beginning of the end for the mob in New York, and Casso’s dealings with decorated NYPD officers Lou Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa—the “Mafia cops”— Gaspipe is the inside story of one man’s rise and fall, mirroring the rise and fall of a way of life, a roller-coaster ride into a netherworld few outsiders have ever dared to enter.
Aug 02, John McDonald rated it liked it. The accounts of the crimes Casso committed is searing and clear. But the law finally caught up with him in his New Jersey safe house in It seems as though he really laid everything out there.
By the time Casso took the reins of the Lucchese family, he was a seasoned boss, a very dangerous man. The full horror of the subject’s actions, the impact on peo I found this a difficult book to rate.
Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip Carlo
This is a biography of Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso, one of the most influential figures in the 20th century Italian Mafia, written by some random guy who grew up next door to him. Carlo clearly couldn’t be bothered to get different perspectives on Casso’s life from reputable sources, which makes it hard to take this book seriously. The indictment of the FBI rings true in that they refused to use much of Casso’s testimony because it contradicted the testimony of their previous star witness Sammy the Bull Gravano.
And just a note – I rated four stars, but if I could have I probably would have rated three and a half. However, this also accounts for many of the books flaws. Jul 29, Mike rated it liked it.
Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Author Carlo grew up next door to the boy who was to become gaspipe. Carlo stole part of my life from me, he should go to jail with Gaspipe for the hours I lost. Also, he clearly has a slanted view of Casso so that everything he did is slanted as “just business,” “clever strategy,” “manly,” or “his culture”. Wait – is this fiction or non-fiction? I’d recommend this to anyone with an interest in La Cosa Nostra as Anthony was a key figure and played an imperative and influential role during his time in the Lucchese crime family.
I lost count This book should have been titled Gaspipe: When other mafiosi turn informants they are rats.
Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’ – ABC News
At times, the author, who publicly admitted that Casso was a psychopath, seems to want us to believe that Casso Anthony Blss was a good looking young Italian guy whose mother and father, a hardworking guy who knew some of the Bensonhurst locals, could have chosen a different life but didn’t.
The writing style was repetitive and extremely amateur simple spelling errors, abrupt tone changes, stretched metaphors, etc. At the end of the day, it’s a very good book. Specific details of what happened is strong enough, there’s no need to add lines like ” He described him as the “best shot” or biggest money earner in the mob.
He had so many cops and FBI agents in his pocket too, he was one of the strongest people in the mob, but he was not a boss because he turned it ov to Vic.
And man, some of the assumptions he makes to try to fill in the characters of the people he is writing about – even going as maafia as saying what bss felt as they died. When she came out of the second stroke, she disconnected herself from the tubes running into her body and she died–alone.
Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’
Afraid I might be in for the tabloid sensationalism that that word implies. If he really did try to get the laws attention in regards to future terrorist activity and it was ignored, it sucks. Sep 16, Sarah rated it did not like it Shelves: