Those seeking historical context for today's credit crisis and hoping to learn from John Kenneth Galbraith's The Great Crash of 1929 will have to wait. It's on back order at Amazon (until Nov 13) and apparently sold out of New York area bookstores.
In his updated introduction penned in 1997, Galbraith wrote, "Each time it has
been about to pass from print and the bookstores, another speculative
episode — another bubble or the ensuing misfortune — has stirred
interest in the history of this, the great modern case of boom and
collapse, which led to an unforgiving depression."
Interested? You might want to try your local library.