Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here are some early reader's reviews of A Park Ranger's Life: Thirty Two Years Protecting Our National Parks.
If you ever wanted to be a park ranger this is a must read for you. A candid look at life inside our national parks by one of the rangers that lived the adventure. Bytnar is a strong writer and will take the reader on a trip filled with humor, danger and at times frustration as he recounts his life as a U. S. Park Ranger.
All ages will love this book. It is an entertaining easy read that encompasses different aspects of a Park Ranger's responsibilities. Bruce W. Bytnar's storytelling makes you feel as if he wrote it just for you. Hope to see more of his writing soon!
Lucky for me, I signed up for SLETP and found Ranger Bytnar's website during my research. When I found out he was writing a book I was very happy because there couldn't have been better timing for me to learn of things I might be doing in my future endeavors.
I found this book to be very informative in terms of the information regarding National Park law enforcement. He touches on a lot on how Rangers are a jack of all trades. It seems that the NPS brass take(s) advantage of the fact that they have men and women in this position that can wear so many hats, and on top of that are dedicated to the point of giving up their lives to complete and protect the integrity of the National Park Service's mission. Meanwhile the people who give these...... well, you should just read the book.
You can tell Mr. Bytnar loved his job, the area he worked, and the people he helped. This book touches on a lot of the problems faced by Rangers and by visitors to parks. Anyone who loves National Parks would love this book.
- Patrick M.