The Reviews Are In...

“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 humanity’s past.”

“This is an academic text like no other, leading readers towards profound realizations and laughter at the same time. As a work of popular history, the book most certainly succeeds.”

“Lyons captures the reader’s imagination with The DNA of Democracy in a way that few books of this genre can.”

“A thoroughly enjoyable read.”
Self Publishing Review
2019-06-20T18:59:19+00:00
“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 humanity’s past.” “This is an academic text like no other, leading readers towards profound realizations and laughter at the same time. As a work of popular history, the book most certainly succeeds.” “Lyons captures the reader’s imagination with The DNA of Democracy in a way that few books of this genre can.” “A thoroughly enjoyable read.” Self Publishing Review
“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.”
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4.0
2019-06-20T19:03:39+00:00
“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      
“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 the subject.
Midwest Book Reviews
2019-06-20T19:02:26+00:00
“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 the subject. Midwest 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 DNA OF DEMOCRACY will engage poetically minded readers interested in the deep history of democracy in America.
Indie Book Reviews
4.0
2019-06-20T19:06:22+00:00
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 DNA OF DEMOCRACY will engage poetically minded readers interested in the deep history of democracy in America. Indie Book Reviews
“Deeply researched and filled with historical references, The DNA of Democracy offers a fresh perspective on the idea of democracy and valuable information that enables readers to understand the historical evolution of democracy, the challenges it has faced throughout history and what the future democracy may look like. It is a critical work that comes across as a vital reference to historians, students of political science and anyone interested in the art of governance. This book is intelligently written, well researched, and filled with fascinating ideas.”
Readers' Favorite
5.0
2019-05-15T23:12:03+00:00
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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The DNA of Democracy
Volume 1

Synopsis

An American Poet takes a novel look at Democracy through a series of essays in “The DNA of Democracy.” The author visits upon democracy’s rare occurrences in history, from its western origins in Athens and Rome, to its long evolutional growth in England, and the utterly unique establishment of democracy in America, where the combined influences of the Amerindian’s view of life, some revolutionary old world philosophers and a generation of rebel, warrior poets wrought an unprecedented nation! The work expounds on the exploding genius this combination of influences let loose in a free America, which with time created a shining era of unprecedented glory… These essays are works of discovery and celebration concerning the rare, the life giving, and the fragile quality of American democracy.

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