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Ancestral Voices: Decoding Ancient Languages by James Norman
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Francois Champollion by Andrew Robinson
The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Read the Hieroglyphs by Lesley Adkins
The Last Man Who Knew Everything: Thomas Young, the Anonymous Genius Who Proved Newton Wrong and Deciphered the Rosetta Stone, Among Other Surprising Feats by Andrew Robinson
Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase
The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams by Pauline Maier
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone by James Cross Giblin
The Rosetta Stone by Robert Solé
The Science Book by Adam Hart-Davis
The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution by Gary B. Nash
Washington's Immortals by Patrick K. O'DonnellUS Revolutionary War, South Carolina militia

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1.) Thomas Young (February 19, 1731 – June 24, 1777) was a member of the Boston Committee of Correspondence and an organizer of the Boston Tea Party.

Thomas Young (American revolutionary) in Wikipedia

2.) Thomas Young of South Carolina was a teenage volunteer dragoon, during the Revolutionary War, eager to avenge the death of his brother who was murdered by Tories. He was wounded and captured by Banastre Tarleton's men, but survived the war and wrote his memoirs.

3.)Thomas Young (1773-1829) "The Man Who Knew Everything," was an English physician and scientist who showed how the eye focuses and proposed the three-color theory of vision; he's also credited with the crucial detective work in deciphering the Rosetta Stone.

Thomas Young (British scientist) in Wikipedia

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