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Dodge Commission

A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It ...


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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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...at slack water. They made slight surges forward, then back, but always gaining an inch. In Sue Townsend's Secret Diary of Adrian Mole ( 1982 ), the British Museum is the unfortunate recipient of a visit from Adrian's class, 4–D (who ‘run beserk, laughing at nude statues and dodging curators’), a visit ending with a teacher drafting her resignation and the coach driver being led off by police. The next day's diary entry begins, ‘Keep having anxiety attacks every time I think about London, culture or the M1.’ Described as ‘not far from the British Museum’, in...