Via TaxProfBlog, I discovered the Davis Polk Financial Crisis Manual, in pdf. I read it quickly while covering my wife’s classes at St. Alban’s today – all quizzes and tests, so I had time to read while the boys were struggling with conjugating the pluperfect in Spanish. It’s really very good. 279 pages and available free online. Congratulations to Davis Polk – so many of these law firm publications are just not readable; they tell you something about the limits of lawyers, not so much as writers but as editors. This manual is genuinely useful. I’ll certainly be using it, and I will be certain my students do as well.