For the geography majors, Orientalism is required reading. If I did more courses back then I would've already read it, but as of now it's on my reading list.
By the by, would you recommend something like Zinn's A People's History to me? Is it comparable to Postwar? I dropped history halfway through high school so U.S. history was never covered. I'm not sure if Zinn it would be a good introduction.