Andrea Lankford takes readers inside the world of America’s park rangers, profiling the challenges and rewards of working in some of the most unforgiving environments on earth. From chronic underfunding and death-defying rescues to awe-inspiring wildlife encounters, Ranger Confidential provides a poignant look at what it means to serve as a ranger in our national parks. Honest and insightful, this book is an essential read for anyone with a passion for outdoor adventure and American history.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to know more about what it’s like to be a park ranger. It gives an insightful look at the challenges, rewards, and experiences of working as a ranger in some of America’s most unforgiving environments.
- The author provides a poignant look at what it means to serve as a ranger in our national parks.
- The book is honest and insightful.
- It is an essential read for anyone with a passion for outdoor adventure and American history
- The author could have included more personal stories from park rangers.
- The book lacks pictures.
- Some of the information is redundant.
Learn more about the author
Andrea Lankford is a former park ranger who has worked in Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She is the author of four books including The Ranger’s Handbook: A Guide to Living and Working in the Forest Service.
“Ranger Confidential should be required reading for anyone who loves the National Parks. Andrea Lankford brings readers inside the world of America’s park rangers with prose that is both honest and insightful. A must-read for anyone interested in adventure, history, or our nation’s public lands.”
“This book is a real page-turner. I couldn’t put it down, and now that I have finished it, I want to go out and become a park ranger myself.”
“An absolutely wonderful book about the lives of park rangers, and an excellent portrayal of what it means to work in our National Parks. I laughed, I cried-I even learned a thing or two! Andrea Lankford has done an amazing job capturing the spirit and determination of these unsung heroes.”
“This book is a great way to understand the challenges and rewards of being a Park Ranger. Andrea Lankford has written an insightful look at what it means to serve as a ranger in our national parks.”