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Articles by Alan Jacobs

Alan Jacobs is a distinguished professor of the humanities in the honors program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and the author of , among other books, The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography.
How today’s boomlet in tiny email newsletters owes a small debt to a highly connected German in pre-Revolution France.