[Free eBook] One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery by Karyn L. Freedman [Award-Winning Philosophical Memoir]

One Hour in Paris: A True Story of Rape and Recovery by Canadian author Karyn L. Freedman, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph, is an exploratory trauma recovery and treatment memoir, free for a limited time courtesy of the University of Chicago Press.

This is their featured Free Book of the Month for November and was a recipient of the 2015 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, shortlisted for the 2015 Alberta Book of the Year, and was also featured in the Globe and Mail‘s Top 100 Books of 2014 as well as the CBC Reads 2017 Longlist.

The memoir is a globe-trotting philosophical meditation about the immediate and long-term effects of the author’s own experience with the trauma and recovery from being raped in 1990 and her travels in search of justice and treatment over the decades since then, as well as the broader effects of sexual violence and gender inequality in society throughout history, drawing upon insights from recent neuroscientific and psychological research to examine how recovery becomes possible for survivors.

Offered worldwide through November, available directly from the university’s website.

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[Free eBook] A Doctor’s Story: Life in the early years of the NHS by Ann Dally [1950s-1970s Medical History Memoir]

A Doctor’s Story: Life in the early years of the NHS by the late English author Ann Dally, a psychiatrist turned medical historian, is her autobiographical medical professional memoir cum history of the NHS, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press.

This was originally published in 1990 by Macmillan.

This career-retrospective memoir is also a part-history of the early National Health Service in Britain, recounting the experiences of the author in the 1950s-1970s as she trained to become a doctor and also juggled raising a family at a time when it was considered nearly impossible for a woman to have both, as well as her observations on the treatment of her psychiatric patients—many of whom were heroin addicts whom she felt were poorly served by detrimental NHS policies which she fought to have changed.

Offered worldwide, available at Amazon.

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