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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Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss

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 mafoa telling the truth.

The raping of Sicilian women and girls was the norm, not the exception. And, of course, the book was also written a few years too soon, before the “current” events surrounding Casso at the federal level had concluded; it would have been better if the book had been written gaspipw Casso died, but since Carlo died first this is also understandable. Confessions of a Mafia Boss” below: Ultimately they decimated the competition for the lucrative underworld enterprises—vice, bootlegging and gambling, shylocking and hijacking, prostitution and racketeering.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. From birth, Anthony Casso’s mob life was preordained. I blame the author and the sensational killer that he interviewed and Gaspip But gas;ipe law finally caught up with him in his New Jersey safe house in Then he finally gets turned over to the feds in the end.

I could not put the book down, mafiaa if I had been asked to edit all the author’s phony, trumped up justifications for Casso’s misdeeds, this would have been as good an account of a life gone wrong and a way of life so alien to decency that it would have ranked with the best of the journalists who wrote and reported on the Philadelphia, New York and Boston crime organizations.


The author worships Casso at every opportunity, just as he attempts to justify every one confessins his violent deeds to the audience. Which is not true at all. Lists gaspope This Book. This book might be for mafia completists, only, but there’s apparently a market for that sort of thing.

This is Casso’s version of events during his reign as a deranged mobster. 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.

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Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’

You can find an excerpt from the introduction of “Gaspipe: Who can ever forget his classic line in the film, “I coulda been someone, Charley—I coulda been a contender. You never really get the sense of being in Casso’s head until the last third of the book, after Casso is arrested.

Please click here for more information on the book. A standover man and gun for hire he works his way to the top where life should be sweet. Philip Carlo is one of my favourite true crime authors, hands down. Rather than supply a treatise here on the genesis of the Mafia, suffice it to say that the Sicilian Mafia began as a society of honored men in Sicily who banded together to fight the tyranny and brutalities of conquering nations.

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 confessione 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 Bpss which I still haven’t readthey went on a bit of a Philip Carlo mission, which is how I came to be handed this and also, probably due to my love of The Sopranos.


The book is enhanced by the fact that the author, Philip Carlo, and his family were personal friends of the Casso family Armed man arrested while heading to church to fulfill ‘a bos police say.

There were about ten words and phrases which were used far too often. At the end of the day, it’s a very good book.

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Do they even still have luncheonettes in the twenty-first century? It is so cinfessions dimensional that smack in the middle of a bloody torture scene I caught myself flipping forward to see confessione long the chapter might be. Sep 16, Sarah rated it did not like it Shelves: Failed GOP candidate known for ‘deportation bus’ charged with insurance fraud. The other is that the author used to live next door to Casso and lets him tell his point of view without really questioning it. For it turned out that a lifetime of street smarts completely failed him in dealing with a group even more cunning and ruthless than the Mafia—the U.

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