James Eustice, who co-authored Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders with Boris Bittker, died yesterday at 77. He was a Gerald L. Wallace Professor of Taxation Emeritus at NYU and counsel at Cooley LLP. This epic book is more appropriately referred to as a "treatise" but it probably served as your primary source of information for your corporate tax classes.
For anyone not familiar with B&E, it's quite the impressive piece of work and would be an excellent weapon of choice in a tax nerd duel. I personally never assaulted anyone with my copy but it did come in handy when I had trouble sleeping in grad school. Anyone else with fond memories of B&E are invited to share them. Death of Jim Eustice [TaxProf Blog]