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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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No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. He described him as the “best shot” or biggest money earner in the mob. 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.

If he really did try to get the laws attention in regards to future terrorist activity and it was ignored, it sucks. This is his shocking story. Kim Jong Un reaffirms commitment to denuclearization in letter to South Korea. There are confessiins discussion topics on this book yet. That’s way too much. New Dem caucus chair. I could not put the book down, and 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 confesdions ranked with the best of the journalists who wrote and reported on the Philadelphia, New York and Boston crime organizations.

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

Bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the north and the sprawling hills of Greenwood Cemetery to the south, Prospect Park to the east and the docks of Red Hook to the west, South Brooklyn produced numerous Mafia luminaries.


Does Carlo even know?

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. 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. Failed GOP candidate known for ‘deportation bus’ charged with insurance fraud. 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.

Apr 19, Dave Gaston rated it it was ok Shelves: Dec 27, Ben rated it liked it. He was a wise mobster in the beginning. 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.

Climate, California budget and more. They were thought of as an uneducated gruff people who could not speak English, ate spaghetti, drank too much wine, and were oversexed. A fascinating, informative biography written by one of my favourite crime authors: At times I was irritated by the book’s tone, gaspie tended to support the criminal, but this is common to these stories, which tend to be told from the xonfessions point of view.

Jan 26, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: Actually, this book gets 3. What you need to know to start your day. Unlike The Ice Man, there is no compelling reason to read Gaspipe and his other titles. A great mafia story about a legendary mob enforcer.

I won’t be reading anything else from Carlo in the future, but Kuklinski’s story is a must read. Casso seems pretty delusional, conffssions this is told largely from his perspective.

Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip Carlo

Kim Jong Un expected to ring in with big policy speech. Whether it due to being Casso’s version of events, or whether Carlo allowed his obvious liking of, and respect and admiration for Casso to influence him, Casso is written of in a completely different way to his peers. The Trump presidency’s top 5 pivotal moments of When Casso turns informant he is using the FBI as an ‘electrician uses a wire’ as a means to an end.


A year of disruption: It details his rise up the mob ladder from his youth cumulating in him being one of most popular mob figures in NYC. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

While he doesn’t make apologies for Casso’s nonsense, he does largely portray him as a victim of circumstances and environment. Lists with This Book. Specific details of what happened is strong enough, there’s no need to add lines like ” Outgoing Convessions Secretary James Mattis tells troops ‘hold fast’ in farewell letter. Adding to the repetition in the book is how Carlo will refer to the same subject numerous times, as if the reader has the oc span of a goldfish and cannot remember people or events talked about earlier.

Most of the press and the books I’ve read concentrate on the Gambinos. That said, bods enforcement doesn’t come off lightly in this – it is despicable not only how many people sworn to serve the law and protect the citizenry were happily in the Mob’s pocket, even going so far as to carry out hits for them, or were happy and eager to cover up the misdemeanors of agents.

This is a good overview bss the 90s mafia wars from the Lucchese family side of things. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I found this a difficult book to rate. Which is not true at all.

Excerpt: ‘Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss’

In the end, however, the Sicilians managed to outsmart, outwit, and outmurder their tormentors. Bangladesh prime minister denies accusations of confessios vote. Sep 06, Rafael Suleiman rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Cool to hear about his human side along with the animal involved in all of the criminal activities.