Indie Book Reviews

Lyons has penned books of poetry, and it shows in his writing. His narrative is as smooth as stanzas and sometimes quite elegant. History buffs will have fun with Lyons’s recounts of battles and anecdotes about the characters who made their way into the story of democracy. Smoothly written and, at times insightfully speculative, THE ... Read More

Foreword Reviews

“As drawn here, the arc of world and American history is inspiring. The book’s narrative about greater and greater equality and independence feels natural and works toward a conclusion that emphasizes increasing inclusion and equality in politics. The DNA of Democracy is a thorough and praise-filled history of democracy.” Foreword Reviews      

Midwest Book Reviews

“Impressively presented, “The DNA of Democracy” is extraordinarily informative and thought-provoking.  “The DNA of Democracy” is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Political Science collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists.”  It should be noted for students, academia, political activists, politicians, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in ... Read More

Self Publishing Review

“The DNA of Democracy by Richard C. Lyons is like no other history, work of anthropology, or political science book you’ve read before.” “The depth of research and peripheral history around certain time periods is highly compelling, and there’s simply no way to read this book and not walk away with a richer understanding of ... Read More

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The DNA of Democracy by Richard C. Lyons is a wonderful book for readers interested in understanding the origins, evolution, and intrinsic nature of democracy and its nuances.


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