Anthony 'Gaspipe' Casso, boss of New York's Lucchese crime family, was a Mafia superstar, responsible for more than fifty murders. Now serving thirteen life sentences at a federal prison in Colorado, Casso has given journalist and New York Times ...
bestselling author Philip Carlo the most intimate, personal look into the world of La Cosa Nostra ever seen. By pure happenstance, Casso had lived next door to the family of young Philip Carlo and so Carlo was able to get into the mind, heart and soul of one of the most cunning, ruthless mob bosses in the annals of crime history. In Gaspipe, Casso reveals the shocking detail behind headline-making crimes and crime figures, including the relationship between La Cosa Nostra and the Russian Mafia, the truth behind the Mafia and the narcotics trade, and much more. Chilling and illuminating, unvarnished and entertaining, Gaspipe is a rollercoaster ride into a world few outsiders have ever dared to enter.
"Gaspipe" was the nickname for Anthony Casso, one of New York's worst criminals of La Cosa Nostra. The author of this book, Philip Carlo, was Casso's neighbour and a family friend for many years, so he got to know Gaspipe really well. I found the"Gaspipe" was the nickname for Anthony Casso, one of New York's worst criminals of La Cosa Nostra. The author of this book, Philip Carlo, was Casso's neighbour and a family friend for many years, so he got to know Gaspipe really well. I found the book interesting and learnt a lot about the mafia in New York, and about the five families that made up the "Commission." These were the "big time" years for NY's mafia - and many of the big mob bosses of the times are portrayed. Casso was ambitious and greedy and rose to power by committing dozens of cold blooded murders. By the time he reached the top, as boss of the Lucchese crime family, he was stone-cold brutal and ruthless. His greed was never ending and his crimes unspeakably horrendous. Gaspipe is still alive, and serving a a dozen or so life sentences, without parole, in one of the high security federal prisons in the USA....Continua Nascondi