New book details the Koch brothers' influence

Who Are The Koch Brothers?
Who Are The Koch Brothers?

Two of the most influential and at times mysterious people in the world of politics are arguably the billionaire Koch brothers.

In the book, "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right," author Jane Mayer paints a startling picture of how much money from billionaires like the Koch brothers has indeed impacted the political system.

As the Times' review explains, the five years of research Mayer invested into this book helped to shed light on some new interesting aspects of the Kochs:

Mayer also sheds some useful light on the co-conspirators who helped the Kochs build a movement that spread far beyond electoral politics.

The book made its debut on The New York Times Best Seller list for the week of February 7, 2016.

This week a few new releases have shot up to the top of the nonfiction list while some heavy hitters continue to fly off the shelves.

"Between the World and Me," a book by author Ta-Nehisi Coates which a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son remains in the top five on the bestsellers list this week.

While the gut wrenching tale in "A Mother's Reckoning" which offers a powerful account by the mother of one of the Columbine shooters, chronicling her battle with grief and shame ever since that infamous day in April 1999, remains high on the list in its fourth week.

Click through the nonfiction New York Times Best Sellers list below:

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