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Peace, and Long Life! THORNE PETERS
FOREWORD By: Professor Linden
PERSPECTIVE By: Thorne Peters
CHAPTER 4 PHASERS ON STUN!
CHAPTER 5 FULL IMPULSE!
6 BEAM ME UP!
CHAPTER 7 RED ALERT!
CHAPTER 8 WARP SPEED!
CHAPTER 9 HULL BREACH!
CHAPTER 10 ALL GOOD THINGS . . .
each of them grappled with their limitations and stumbled over character flaws,
while growing into maturity; when their potential became a liability; when they
lost heart and found themselves adrift; when they fell from the pinnacle of
their lofty ambitions, one man was there to steady their course . . . a remarkable
everyman amid those who strove to be extraordinary; in a world of people reaching
for the stars, he exemplified the virtues of being down to Earth. If Boothby
had not dedicated his lifetimes to cultivating all things living on the grounds
of Starfleet Academy, these CAPTAINS THREE would have never persevered and their
glorious careers, emblazoned in the annals of their history, and heralded across
the galaxy would have crashed and burned on the launching pad and The Federation
would have never been the same.
Witness these celebrated starship captains, KIRK, PICARD, and JANEWAY, take their first steps to the stars as raw cadets, with only their wits and the groundskeeper the venerable Boothby to rely on. Though their triumphs and tragedies as captains have been well documented, their personal struggles, their inner strife, and moments of self doubt that left that at a crossroads during their formative years have merely been footnotes . . . until now.
When called upon to fight daunting foes, reason with destructive entities, and conceive of strategies to avert disaster, while the lives of their crew, the preservation of worlds, and the fate of The Federation hung in the balance these CAPTAINS THREE drew on their training and philosophies to restore order. The heroism they exemplified when all seemed lost became the standard for generations of starship captains and the stuff of legend . . . and it all began on the proving grounds of Starfleet Academy where they were each profoundly influenced by one prophetic man who taught them that the exploration of the Final Frontier was a journey that began by looking inward, not upward.