Ocean House Author Series: Luck of the Draw with Chloe Melas

    Date Friday Apr 28, 2023

    Location Ocean House

    Time 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Price $35/person
    (plus tax & service charge)

    Venue Seaside Ballroom


Ocean House Author Series: Chloe Melas

Join Ocean House owner and author Deborah Goodrich Royce for an enriching conversation with CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas. Chloe Melas covers breaking celebrity news, industry analyses and in-depth investigations for the major US news source CNN and has also written the new foreword to her grandfather Frank Murphy’s World War II book, Luck of the Draw: My Story of the Air War in Europe. Melas will discuss her news and novel writing processes alongside refreshments, including wine and light bites.

Please note, tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable. Tickets include a signed copy of Luck of the Draw.

About Luck of the Draw:

Beginning on August 17, 1942, American heavy bomber crews of the Eighth Air Force took off for combat in the hostile skies over occupied Europe. The final price was staggering. 4,300 B-17s and B-24s failed to return; nearly 21,000 men were taken prisoner or interned in a neutral country, and a further 17,650 made the ultimate sacrifice.

Luck of the Draw
 is more than a war story. It’s the incredible, inspiring story of Frank Murphy, one of the few survivors from the 100th Bombardment Group, who cheated death for months in a German POW camp after being shot out of his B-17 Flying Fortress.

Now with a new foreword written by his granddaughter Chloe Melas, of CNN, and daughter Elizabeth Murphy.

“In the pursuit of authenticity, of accurate history and undeniable courage, no words matter more than, ‘I was there.’ Read Luck of the Draw and the life of Frank Murphy and ponder this: how did those boys do such things?” ―Tom Hanks

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