This book by Andrea Lankford is a fascinating look at the world of park rangers, both those who are still on the job and those who have retired. It provides an inside view of what it’s like to work in some of America’s most beautiful and iconic places, as well as some of the dangers and challenges that come with the territory. From deadly wildfires to risky rescues, Ranger Confidential offers a unique glimpse into this rarely seen side of life.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone with an interest in travel, tourism, or the National Parks system. It offers a look at some of the lesser-known aspects of park ranger life and provides an interesting perspective on what it takes to work in these uniquely special places.
- Provides an interesting and unique look at the world of park rangers
- Shows what it’s like to work in some of America’s most beautiful locations
- Offers a glimpse into the dangers and challenges that come with the job
- The author is a little too sentimental for my taste at times.
- It’s not always easy to follow the various stories and narratives telling different park ranger tales.
- The book could use more photos or illustrations.
Learn more about the author
Andrea Lankford is a former park ranger who has written extensively about the National Park Service. She is the author of four books, including Trespassing: An Memoir of War Zone Photography and Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings.
” Ranger Confidential is a must read for anyone interested in the National Park Service, whether you are a visitor or work here. Andrea Lankford provides an insightful and often humorous look at life as a park ranger from many different perspectives – from those who are still on the job to retirees. The book offers interesting tidbits about various parks as well as insights into what it’s like live and work in these diverse environments. I couldn’t put it down! “
“An amazing, insider’s look at the life of a park ranger… Anyone who loves nature and outdoors will be enthralled by Andrea Lankford’s stories.”
“This book is an excellent read! I found it hard to put down. Andrea Lankford has done a great job of portraying the roles and challenges faced by park rangers. The stories are poignant, and at times heart-wrenching. Anyone with an interest in parks or outdoor recreation will find this book fascinating.”
“If you love the National Parks, or if you just want to know more about what it’s like to work there, Ranger Confidential is a must-read. Andrea Lankford has braved both blazing wildfires and freezing temperatures to bring us this eye-opening account of life as a park ranger.”