API Example: The New York Times Books API

This page shows the current top 15 "Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction" titles for 09/09/2017, 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 the movie.
  • 2 (2). ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY, Neil deGrasse Tyson / A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.
  • 3 (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.
  • 4 (-). FANTASYLAND, Kurt Andersen / The politics and culture of 21st-century America are put in the context of five centuries of historical events and movements, including elements of conspiracy theories, crackpot ideas and hucksterism.
  • 5 (-). BEING MORTAL, Atul Gawande / The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.
  • 6 (4). AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, Al Franken / A memoir by the Democratic senator from Minnesota and former “Saturday Night Live” writer.
  • 7 (5). WHY BUDDHISM IS TRUE, Robert Wright / The latest research in neuroscience and psychology is used to support the assertion that Buddhist meditation and practice can lead to a deeper understanding of the world.
  • 8 (6). KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, David Grann / The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.
  • 9 (-). IT TAKES TWO, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott / The identical twins and reality TV stars trace their ascent from their upbringing in Vancouver, B.C., through personal setbacks to building careers together.
  • 10 (-). 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.
  • 11 (10). SAPIENS, Yuval Noah Harari / How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
  • 12 (-). THE MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK, Walter Lord / The story of the heroic evacuation of British troops in 1940, retold in a current movie. Originally published in 1982.
  • 13 (7). THE BIG LIE, Dinesh D'Souza / The conservative commentator argues that the American left is a fascist threat.
  • 14 (9). BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, Ta-Nehisi Coates / A meditation on race in America.
  • 15 (-). THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD, Douglas Preston / A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.