API Example: The New York Times Books API

This page shows the current top 15 "Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction" titles for 01/12/2019, 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). BECOMING, Michelle Obama / The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
  • 2 (2). EDUCATED, Tara Westover / The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
  • 3 (-). THE FIRST CONSPIRACY, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch / The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.
  • 4 (-). THE TRUTHS WE HOLD, Kamala Harris / A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.
  • 5 (4). SAPIENS, Yuval Noah Harari / How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.
  • 6 (6). THE LIBRARY BOOK, Susan Orlean / The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.
  • 7 (3). THE POINT OF IT ALL, Charles Krauthammer, / A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.
  • 8 (5). 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.
  • 9 (-). 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.
  • 10 (-). THE SOPRANOS SESSIONS, Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall / Essays and interviews by former TV critics from New Jersey’s Star-Ledger to mark the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut.
  • 11 (7). KILLING THE SS, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard / A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.
  • 12 (8). BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, Stephen Hawking / A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.
  • 13 (-). KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, David Grann / The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.
  • 14 (10). LEADERSHIP, Doris Kearns Goodwin / The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 15 (-). WHITE FRAGILITY, Robin DiAngelo / Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.