For me personally, the most admirable thing in the book is Roosevelt's vision and will to achieve it. The most stunning phrase for me from the book is: "The strategy of USA by FDR is to create the development of the world's events using enemies and encouraging associates to act in Washington's interests, but not to follow those events". He was expecting not just to win the WWII, but to earn US the leader position in the world. That's a strong and impressive vision. While everybody else was just participating, this man saw a lot further, he was not imprisoned by existing circumstances, but he was using them to create more wealth to his country!
The main thing that I learned from this personality, is that even though very bad things are happening around, there is always a way not just to follow the events, but to use those circumstances to achieve your own goals, which might be much bigger than everybody else around you sees.
Another useful information that I gathered from this book is about history and WWII. Some of the facts I knew from school, some of them I've already forgotten, and others I just didn't know. It was very interesting to follow the course of US economy crises and WWII through Franklin's sight, even though many motives of his are still unknown.
While reading this biography of Roosevelt, he really reminded me Steve Jobs. Both of them had a great will and achieved amazing things in life only in very different areas. Both of them had their struggles and victories, which finally led them to legacies. One of the evidences of Franklin's persistence was his passion for life and he proved it when after becoming disable with no moving legs, he put amazingly huge efforts to start enjoying life again and became the president of United States even in a wheelchair. It's hard to express my impression with this biography, and I believe that you should read it yourself to discover the strength you need in your life.
Anybody has read some other biographies of Roosevelt? Share your opinion and thoughts!