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David Poyer

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Aka D.C. Poyer.

DAVID CHARLES POYER was born in DuBois, PA in 1949. He grew up in Brockway, Emlenton, and Bradford, in western Pennsylvania, and graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1967. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1971, and later received a master's degree from George Washington University.

Poyer's active and reserve naval service included sea duty in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, and Pacific, and shore duty at the Pentagon, Surface Warfare Development Group, Joint Forces Command, and in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He retired in July 2001.

Poyer began writing in 1976, and is the author of nearly fifty books, including THE MED, THE GULF, THE CIRCLE, THE PASSAGE, TOMAHAWK, CHINA SEA, BLACK
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Wow I had no idea I had so many Goodreads followers. I do tend to put most of my posts on my Facebook site, David Poyer. Probably best to follow me there for information on new books and upcoming appearances. But regardless, I appreciate your support over the years! Yours, Dave.
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First Balzac I have read in a long time. I see why he's the master of the realistic novel. Shattering, once you adapt to the much slower pace and telling-rather-than-showing characteristic of early 19th-century fiction. A young man goes to Paris from ...more
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“Not that he cared. He’d given up ambition long ago. No, he was here because he wanted to be, and because the Navy, once in a long while, needed someone who cared more about being right than being an admiral.”
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