These are some of the popular statistics books that I have enjoyed reading.
McGrayne, S. (2011). The theory that would not die: how Bayes Rule cracked the Enigma code, hunted down Russian submarines and emerged triumphant from two centuries of controversy. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Salsburg, D. (2001). The lady tasting tea: how statistics revolutionised science i the twentieth century. New York: Freeman.