API Example: The New York Times Books API

This page shows the current top 15 "Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction" titles for 07/14/2018, fetched from The New York Times Books API. To see the Django views.py that calls and parses the API, visit the code on Github.
  • 1 (4). EDUCATED, Tara Westover / The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
  • 2 (3). KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, Anthony Bourdain / A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.
  • 3 (2). CALYPSO, David Sedaris / A collection of comedic stories on mortality, middle age and a beach house dubbed the Sea Section.
  • 4 (1). THINGS THAT MATTER, Charles Krauthammer / Three decades’ worth of essays from the recently deceased conservative columnist.
  • 5 (6). BAD BLOOD, John Carreyrou / The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.
  • 6 (5). THE SOUL OF AMERICA, Jon Meacham / The present political climate is contextualized through the lens of difficult moments in American history.
  • 7 (-). INDIANAPOLIS, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic / A newly researched look into the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the story of the survivors and the fight to exonerate the court-martialed skipper.
  • 8 (8). SAPIENS, Yuval Noah Harari / How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
  • 9 (7). KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, David Grann / The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.
  • 10 (9). HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND, Michael Pollan / A personal account of how psychedelics might help the mentally ill and people dealing with everyday challenges.
  • 11 (11). THE PLOT TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY, Malcolm Nance / The former U.S. intelligence officer describes the tools and techniques used by Vladimir Putin to affect the 2016 election.
  • 12 (12). HILLBILLY ELEGY, JD Vance / A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.
  • 13 (-). FROM THE CORNER OF THE OVAL, Beck Dorey-Stein / A memoir by a woman who went from working many part-time jobs to becoming one of President Obama's stenographers.
  • 14 (13). ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, Neil deGrasse Tyson / A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.
  • 15 (-). QUIET, Susan Cain / Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.