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The Autobiography of James T. Kirk, subtitled The Story of Starfleet's Greatest Captain, is a reference book produced by becker&mayer! and Titan Books. Written by David A. Goodman and released in September 2015, it is an in-universe biography of James T. Kirk.


"Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship because while you're there, you can make a difference." – James T. Kirk, 2371
The Autobiography of James T. Kirk chronicles the greatest Starfleet captain's life (22332371), in his own words. From his birth on the USS Kelvin, his youth spent on Tarsus IV, his time in the Starfleet Academy, his meteoric rise through the ranks of Starfleet, and his illustrious career at the helm of the Enterprise, this in-world memoir uncovers Captain Kirk in a way Star Trek fans have never seen.
Kirk's singular voice rings throughout the text, giving insight into his convictions, his bravery, and his commitment to the life – in all forms – throughout this Galaxy and beyond. Excerpts from his personal correspondence, captain's logs, and more give Kirk's personal narrative further depth.

Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.

Background information

  • The book is noted as being written by Kirk and edited by Goodman. There is a foreword from Leonard H. McCoy and an afterword by Spock of Vulcan.
  • The book has a timeline from Kirk's youth through to his preparations to attend the launch of the USS Enterprise-B in 2293.
  • Several photos close out the book; two of them note that Kirk's graduation year from the Academy is 2254.

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