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So Your Time is Tight? Here is What We Can Do!

Four Hour Highlights Tour in Your Tranportation (Incoming coach, car/SUV Hire, taxi) – Overall commentary from meet-up point to first stop. – Exterior of U.S. Capitol, including the West Front of the Building. – Exterior of the White (Lafayette Square) … Continue reading

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Welcome Visitors

Restivo Tours wants to welcome you to Spring. It has been a long journey, but we have finally¬†made it. At Restivo Tours we hope to provide the best guiding experience in the Washington D.C. area. So, if you are in … Continue reading

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Thaddeus Stevens, Scourge of the South OR (Thad on the Couch)

Congressman Stevens was the de facto leader of the Radical Republicans, a group that ruled Congress in the wake of Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. One of the few times in American history where legislative power supplanted the executive. Stevens, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Means of Ascent (Volume II)

Robert A. Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent, 1990. When Lyndon Johnson ran for the Texas Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate in 1948, he knew that his political future depended on winning at all costs. To … Continue reading

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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Path to Power

The following is a book review of Robert Caro’s first volume biography of Lyndon Johnson. Since the publication, the legacy of LBJ has continued to improve. ¬†It has not hurt either, that Brian Cranston recently played him in the Tony- … Continue reading

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American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll (Bradley J. Birzer)

As you enter the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol from the East Front, you come upon an oil painting by John Trumbull, “Washington Resigning His Commission,” which celebrates in many ways the beginnings of the American Republic. However, if you … Continue reading

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Welcome to Washington!

Welcome to Washington! If you are looking for an experienced, personable, and fun tour guide in Washington, DC, you have come to the right place. Washington, DC is the place Restivo Tours calls home. I want to welcome you to … Continue reading

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