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of his invention in this case, Dio does obeisance to the historiographical law of prohibition, which denies to any prose writer of his intellectual standing the privi- lege, exercised freely and with no apology by poets and novel- ists, of inventing what he pleases.14 He holds himself morally responsible for the literal truth, in substantial outline, of the things he relates. Fiction with him, and with all the prose wri- ters of antiquity who aspire to a similar dignity as educated men, is a strictly bootleg article. With "truth" uppermost in their

Americans, and gangsterism. One important contributing factor was the behavior of Italian-American gangsters themselves.56 In 1925, Salvatore Maranzano left Castellammare del Golfo on the northwest coast of Sicily to take up residence illegally in New York’s Little Italy. The city’s ethnic enclave was fast becoming home to many such immi- grants as a result of the Fascist government’s policy to purge Italy of the Mafia. Already a firmly established mafioso in his mother country, Maranzano entered the bootlegging business that Prohibition had stim- ulated and