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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Nov 24, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: An unrelated element of the writing which bothered me was how Carlo referred to woman as “females.

Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss

Fast-moving storm will bring rain to Northeast on New Year’s Eve. The evidence of his crimes shines brightly, and he admits to all of it. Aug 14, Andy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: This was z Greek tragedy played out in Brooklyn that reminds us that evil ways one visits on other are visited in kind. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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”. He seems unable to criticize Casso, and, despite Casso’s many crimes — murder, ordering murders, theft, racketeering, money laundering, etc.

Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip Carlo

I found this a difficult book to rate. 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.


Hardcoverpages. I liked the book because it talked gaspips how he grew up.

Trump says federal employees want the wall. I think this might have bose my favorite book ever if I was still 14 years old.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That said, law enforcement doesn’t come off lightly in this booss 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.

Mar 14, Don rated it liked it Shelves: While we all have our thoughts on the mafia and what they do this book will open your eyes to the competitiveness and brutality between the ‘houses’.

I don’t claim to know much about the NY mafia but after searching over the internet for information on Casso and the five crime families one can’t help but come to the conclusion that while this book tries to paint a picture of Casso as a smart and successful mafioso the truth really is that he was a crazy, bloodthirsty and greatly paranoid killer.

Trump to US troops during 1st visit to combat zone. It is so one dimensional that smack in the middle of a bloody torture scene I caught myself flipping forward to see how long the chapter might be.

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Apr 24, Russell rated it it was ok. Did they ever use that word outside of the New York City metropolitan area? A great mafia story about a legendary mob enforcer. Rather than stoically face the music like the old-time mafiosi he revered, Casso became the thing he most hated—a rat. I won’t be reading anything else from Carlo in the future, but Kuklinski’s story is a must read. Jul 10, George rated it really liked it Shelves: Female high school quarterback throws TD on 1st pass in varsity game.


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During the turn of the twentieth century, this area was a tough, violent Italian American enclave filled with coarse, Italian immigrant dockworkers and laborers. And man, some of the assumptions he makes to try to fill in the characters of the peo h my god, I am still unsure why I read this the whole way through. Fabulous fashion of ‘Mrs. Some say they just want their jobs back. For example, just about every man in the book was described as a “stone cold killer” or “psychopath.

Oct 27, D Syman rated it it was ok.

Also, Carlo’s writing is too superficial, strictly written from the outside. The amount of pay was offered in three different ways—for “whites,” for “blacks,” and for “Italians.