Born an ocean apart, Cole Porter and Noel Coward made the Atlantic theirprivate pond, frequently crossing it to present their shows in London, Paris or New York. This book gives an understanding of the reasons for their unquenchable popularity. It looks into their songs, their lives, their output, their iconoclasm and their special friendships. The author has had access to previously unpublished manuscripts, lyrics, scores and letters, and has conducted dozens of interviews to produce a portrait ofthese two people and their work. Stephen Citron's works include "One Mo re Song", "Laura" and he is the author of "Songwriting", a reference work on the subject, and he published "The Musical From Inside Out".