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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His version including admitions of dozens of murders. Feels he got screwed. 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.

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

I lost count This book should have been titled Gaspipe: The book is enhanced by the fact that the author, Philip Carlo, and his family were personal friends of the Casso family Personally Gaspipw don’t like when an author does that, especially when describing someone torturing someone else.


The author worships Casso at every opportunity, just as he attempts to justify every one of his violent deeds to the audience. This is my second book by Carlo, and, like the first, it had a strong element of self-aggrandizement.

Books by Philip Carlo. How can you screw up with such interesting subject matter?

A great mafia story about a legendary mob enforcer. During the turn of the twentieth century, this area was a tough, violent Italian American enclave filled with coarse, Italian immigrant dockworkers and laborers. In the end, however, the Sicilians managed to outsmart, outwit, and outmurder their tormentors.

Kim Jong Un expected to ring in with big policy speech. Philip Carlo is one of my favourite true crime authors, hands down.

At times I was irritated by the book’s ocnfessions, which tended to support the criminal, but this is common to these stories, which tend to be told from the subject’s point of view. The men in Carlo’s books, including himself, are real men with “big balls. He described him as the “best shot” or biggest money earner in the mob.

Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’

Most of the press and the books I’ve read concentrate on the Gambinos. Sep 19, Rick Boyer rated it liked it.

While I had some dissatisfaction, the story was compelling and interesting, and I enjoyed reading the book. I found this a difficult book to rate. Yes, yes he serves up the sizzle and I suppose that is exactly why I morbidly wanted to read another true crime NY Mafia confession. Anthony Casso 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.


Oct 27, D Syman rated it it was ok. Food aid stolen as Yemen starves. Some say they just want their jobs back.

Aug 25, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: Overall, I thought the author did a good job, but the book could have been edited a bit better. However, Carlo really seems to have a double standard in his portrayal because of his anger at the US government for how they treated Casso.

This is his shocking story. Specific details of what happened is strong enough, there’s This book felt like the author was trying to impress Gaspipe by almost romanticizing his story throughout the book. New Dem caucus chair. The raping of Sicilian women and girls was the norm, not the exception. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.