API Example: The New York Times Books API

This page shows the current top 15 "Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction" titles for 08/12/2017, 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 (1). THE GLASS CASTLE, Jeannette Walls / The author recalls a bizarre childhood. Originally published in 2005 and the basis of a forthcoming movie.
  • 2 (3). 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.
  • 3 (2). AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, Al Franken / A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer.
  • 4 (4). ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, Neil deGrasse Tyson / A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.
  • 5 (-). WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE, Robert Wright / The latest neuroscience and psychology research is used to support the assertion that Buddhist meditation and practice can lead to a deeper understanding of the world.
  • 6 (9). KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, David Grann / The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.
  • 7 (7). THE BIG LIE, Dinesh D'Souza / The conservative commentator argues that the American left is a fascist threat.
  • 8 (8). DEVIL'S BARGAIN, Joshua Green / A deeply reported account of the relationship between Donald Trump and his strategist, Steve Bannon.
  • 9 (-). THE BOOK OF JOY, Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu / A discussion between two spiritual leaders about how to find joy in the face of suffering.
  • 10 (10). OPTION B, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant / Sandberg’s experience after her husband’s sudden death and Grant’s psychological research combine to provide insight on facing adversity and building resilience.
  • 11 (-). THE RADIUM GIRLS, Kate Moore / A group of female factory workers get a nickname from the effects of radium paint used at their jobs. Years later, their illnesses are the grounds for a fight for workers' rights.
  • 12 (-). DIANA, Andrew Morton / A biography of the Princess of Wales, who died at the age of 36 in 1997. Originally published in 1992.
  • 13 (-). JUST MERCY, Bryan Stevenson / A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.
  • 14 (13). BORN A CRIME, Trevor Noah / A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”
  • 15 (11). SAPIENS, Yuval Noah Harari / How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.