By Robert V. Remini
On hand in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes signify the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the position Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to lifestyles a fancy personality who has frequently been obvious easily as a rough-hewn state normal. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial occupation, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty concerns with which he used to be confronted: the nullification trouble, the tragic elimination of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence during the kingdom over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.
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Water can linger in these backwaters for a month or more. The exchange happens more rapidly in the vicinity of the Central Bay, where tides and currents may drive a ribbon of seawater from the Gulf of the Farallones to the Bay Bridge and back in one tidal cycle. To seasoned bay captains, the tides feel as familiar underfoot as the topography of dry land. ” San Francisco Bay exhibits much stronger, more pronounced, changes in the spring/neap tidal cycle than do East Coast estuaries. A spring tide can bring 30 percent more water into and out of the bay than a neap tide.
The dictionary defines a strait as “a narrow passage between two seas,” though in this case the passage links two bays. Suisun is deeper than San Pablo, and lies at the mouth of the official confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. It’s ringed on the north shore by golden hills, windmills, and the region’s largest brackish marsh, and on the south shore it’s encircled by oil refineries, industry, and small towns. The strait and Suisun Bay are the primary mixing zone of fresh river and salty ocean waters.
The shore extended out to the rocks of the Farallon Islands, and river waters emptying out of the valley and through the Carquinez and Golden Gate straits still had 20 miles to go west of today’s gate before meeting the sea. Geologist Doris Sloan paints a picture of this time in Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region: “On a sunny weekend you could have hiked out across the broad, gently sloping continental shelf for a picnic on the Farallon Ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the west. Or you could have stood on the headlands above the Golden Gate and watched the mighty flow of the river as it poured through the valley, tumbling over great cas- B E N E AT H T H E S U R FA C E : W H AT I S A N E S T U A R Y ?
Andrew Jackson, Volume 3: The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 by Robert V. Remini