The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The Great Truth About the 'Lost Cause by James W. Loewen. First Edition, hardcover, 424 pages, ISBN: 9781604732191. Very rare, valuable First Edition. Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For. An excellent collectible copy of this great work of literature by James W. Loewen.