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The Autobiography of James T. Kirk Hardcover – September 8, 2015
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"Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Trek fan in your life? This might just be it...A fantastic book." - Nerdophiles
“Another great touch was the addition of "editor's notes" throughout the narrative that lent a feeling of verisimilitude to the pages of the book. Little things that Kirk gets wrong in the book that are "corrected" by the editor make this feel like a real autobiography. Also, a full color insert of pictures in the middle of the book from Kirk's life, including his Academy graduation photo and travel documents to Tarsus IV, lend even more credibility.” - Trekcore
"The Autobiography of James T. Kirk" is a wonderful addition to the stories of the fabled captain who sat in that center seat aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise for longer than any other leader in Starfleet history." - The News Hub
"An accomplished, stirring tribute to a beloved sci-fi series that will captivate fans and newcomers alike." - Kirkus - Starred Review
"A cause to celebrate for any fan." - City of Films
"For readers like me, who loved that show and remember it with extreme fondness, it is an absolute treat of a book. I read it in one sitting, mostly with a smile on my face. And occasionally with a pang in my heart." - Reading Reality
"The Autobiography of James T. Kirk serves as the perfect accompaniment for any fan looking to revisit the series with a refreshing new perspective on the well-known and beloved character." - Hypable
“If you are a Star Trek fan, you will enjoy this book. In fact, the bigger a fan you are, the more you will appreciate it.” - Popmatters
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I will admit I was a little reluctant to purchase this book, because I'm not a big fan of Kirk. But, my ever expanding Star Trek collection demanded I get it, so I did. And I have no regrets. I enjoyed every page of this book. You get the opportunity to see Kirk's early life, the Original Series, and the movies, plus a little extra, all through the Captain's own eyes. He offers insight to his childhood on Tarsus IV, his beginnings in Starfleet Academy, his rise through the ranks in Starfleet, and his command of our beloved ship, the USS Enterprise 1701.
This book was written by David Goodman, who previously penned "Federation: The First 150 Years," another fascinating look into In Universe "Trek" history.
If you love Star Trek and consider yourself a Kirk fan, you need this book.
And while the summaries often feel brief, the voice and mind of Kirk given by the author feels pretty authentic and, (as Amazon's review buttons prompt you) "Developed," but not "Complex." Kirk is portrayed as restless -- only fulfilled when he's Captaining the Enterprise, but that very life leaves him with many regrets and second guesses that bother him. I'll leave the rest for you to read on your own.
Fun read for the diehard fan of the original series and characters.
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It was very interesting learning about James Kirks early formative years and the sequence of events that lead to him becoming the Captain of the Enterprise, especially those that had been hinted at in the series. It was also nice to get a different perspective into many of the events that were covered in the series and films, which included many pre or post event extras.
On the whole it made the character of James T Kirk more real, showing that he suffered from most of the same doubts and frailties the rest of us all suffer from.
I enjoyed the early section most and then the trip through the film's was basically a plot overview, still that isn't the worst thing!
There is probably nothing in this book which is new to the Trek cannon but as a non expert I really enjoyed it.
One star removed for trying to claim the fifth Trek movie (the final frontier) was not part of the cannon, it's a film they observe on a planetary away team trip!
But this is based on the real Kirk.