This biography of Richard Rodgers chronicles the life of the composer by covering five decades of Americal musical history. It is a portrait of a complex man. The biography covers Rogers' 25 year collaboration with Lorenz Hart, producing such songs as "The Lady is a Tramp" and "Blue Moon". After Hart died, Rogers collaborated with Oscar Hammerstein II and together they wrote "Oklahoma!", "South Pacific" and "Carosel" amnong others. Personable, sunny and seductive, but riddled with insecurities, he still composed 39 musicals and over 1000 songs.