The 1992 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was presented to Myles Horton and Herbert and Judith Kohl for The Long Haul and Andrew Revkin for The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest.
The Burning Season tells the story of Chico Mendes, a labor and environmental activist who met a violent death in the Amazon rainforest at the hands of angry ranchers.
Andrew Revkin has covered science and the environment for 30 years in newspapers, magazines, books, documentaries and his New York Times blog, Dot Earth, winning the country's top science journalism awards multiple times. He was a staff reporter at The New York Times from 1995 to 2009. Since 2010, he has been the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University.