by David Willis McCullough

Drawings of labyrinths appear on Neolithic rock outcroppings, and labyrinths figure in ancient legends from the Greek isles and the American Southwest. With indefatigable historical sleuthing, McCullough takes us on a grand tour of the great labyrinths and mazes of the world and tells the stories of their interpretations and uses, from the exalted to the ridiculous. He visits with today’s labyrinth enthusiasts, including the showman whose invention of the cornfield maze has staved off bankruptcy for many a farmer.