I want to learn Algorithms & Data Structures from scratch then move on to doing LeetCode.
But I want a structured guide / textbook that I can follow which also contains exercises.
I have checked the CLRS book, but, it's more of a reference than a book that you can read from cover to cover. For example a basic Stack is explained in a page and a half or two, for me this is not enough, I want a book that can go into the details of each specific DS or Algorirhm.
*TL;DR:* Are there any books better than CLRS for DS & Algos?
Amazing book. Very readable. I highly recommend it. The book has a section call "War story" at the end of each chapter in which Skiena shares his real life experience of when the contents from that particular chapter came in handy for him.
Go through it. You won't regret