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 Long Haul is the autobiography of Myles Horton, a labor organizer and founder of the Highlander School. Highlander was perhaps the first school to use the principles of democratic education and would ultimately play a key role in the labor movement of the 1930s and Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and '70s. The Burning Season tells of 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.