Tucson Festival of Books

Erik Conway



Andrea Donnellan

Erik Conway is a historian of science and technology and works for the California Institute of Technology. He is the author of seven books and dozens of articles and essays. His new book is "The Big Myth."

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Awards: Guggenheim Fellow

Communities: Military Veteran


Scheduled events:
The Evolution of Free Enterprise
American entrepreneurs and innovators are reshaping how we interact with each other and the way we do business. In this session, our authors will trace the historical rise of the free marketplace and how it works today ... for better and sometimes worse.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Erik Conway, Mike Evans
Moderator: Tony Paniagua
Tilting the Scale for Big Business
Ronald Reagan called it "the magic of the marketplace," indicating that business could and would take care of all our needs. That gave Big Business unchecked power over the American people. Today, a historian and an investigative reporter will explore the many ways business is tightening the noose.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Erik Conway, David Enrich
Moderator: Steve Alley
Games Big Biz, Innovators Play
How did big business get so powerful? What's it like inside that world? The creator of GrubHub, a veteran of Wall Street and a historian who's traced "the myth of the free marketplace" answer these questions and many more.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Erik Conway, Mike Evans, Jamie Fiore Higgins
Moderator: Ford Burkhart

Books:
The Big Myth
How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Bloomsbury USA
February 2023
ISBN 9781635573572
576 pages

Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
May 2011
ISBN 9781608193943
355 pages